SOUTHFIELD, MI-The Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) is offering several ISO 13485-related classes available for auto suppliers looking to diversity into the medical device manufacturing sector. This curriculum introduces manufacturers to ISO 13485: 2003, the standard requirements for a quality management system pertaining to the manufacture of medical devices and related services.

Courses and upcoming dates specific to ISO 13485 medical devices classes:

Understanding ISO 13485
Oct. 26 - 27, 2009

ISO 13485 Executive Understanding
Nov. 11, 2009

ISO 13485 Internal Quality Auditing
Oct. 28 - 29, 2009

In addition, the medical device curriculum introduces the quality core tools: advanced product quality planning (APQP), failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), measurement systems analysis (MSA) and statistical process control (SPC), along with other quality methodologies such as problem solving and error proofing, and important supply chain regulatory requirements for manufacturers.