LRQA expand their medical directives expertise to cover orthopaedic and dental areas

Dr Matt Royle joined LRQA’s Medical Directives team in February 2015 to provide technical specialist services to organisations working in the orthopaedic and dental sectors.

With a PhD in Medical Engineering and more than 10 years’ experience in orthopaedic device research and product development, Matt is LRQA’s Technical Specialist for orthopaedics, spinal and dental devices.

Matt has an extensive capability in designing and developing orthopaedic implants and surgical instruments, and sits on three BSI standards development committees.

Registered as a Chartered Engineer, he has worked for small, medium and large corporate organisations, and therefore understands the unique challenges that face different size medical device manufacturers.

His significant skills in designing bespoke pre-clinical testing (for design verification and validation) and his proficient use of risk management associated with implantable medical devices and surgical instruments, make him an asset to LRQA’s orthopaedic and dental device clients.

LRQA is a leading notified body for CE Marking to the Medical Devices Directive (MDD) and In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) Medical Devices Directive, helping organisations to ensure their devices consistently meet regulatory requirements. LRQA has established an in-depth knowledge and understanding of certification within the medical device sector since 1994.

Commenting on the new appointment, Martin Penver, LRQA Operations Manager of the Medical Devices team said: “This is an exciting new appointment for LRQA. Matt’s appointment will enable LRQA to provide specialist technical expertise to organisations working in the orthopaedic and dental device sectors. It will help increase our service offering from the medical devices unit within LRQA.”

“With our standard service delivery for Design Dossier and Technical Reviews to our medical clients being a 40 day turnaround or less, Matt’s appointment will continue to allow us to deliver our unique Business Assurance methodology where we tailor our services to meet an organisation’s objectives.” he concludes.

June 10th, 2015

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