CAS CARAQA

The «Certificate of Advanced Studies in Clinical, Regulatory and Quality Affairs for Medical Devices and In-Vitro Diagnostics» (CAS CARAQA) offers a unique training opportunity for Medtech professionals facing the current major regulatory challenges. 

Training profile 

Learning targets 

The adoption of the new European regulation on medical devices and in vitro diagnostic requires serious adaptations in the Medtech sector, and most notably the involvement of a «Qualified Person» within the company itself. These changes result in major pressure on the employees in charge of activities including Clinical Affairs, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance. Countries in the Gulf, Asia and South America now have requirements that are as complex as those in Europe or the USA. Exporting to these countries is therefore a challenge for Swiss firms. The CAS-Programme fulfils the requirements of article 15 of MDR / IVDR.

The training involves the development of a wide range of technical and human skills to become the company's decision-making centres and play a key role in maintaining the company's competitiveness and sustainability in the face of development.

This includes optimal preparation for regulatory changes with MDR 2017/745 and IVDR 2017/746, strategic, tactical and communication skills in crisis situations and interaction difficulties with Notified Bodies and authorities, management skills around production and marketing processes for new medical devices, technical expertise in key issues such as biocompatibility, usability, clinical testing and evaluation, software validation, management support in new product development.

Target Audience

  • Employees in the regulatory, clinical and / or quality assurance department

  • Engineers from electronics, mechanical or software disciplines, in charge of medical device or in-vitro medical device projects

  • Experts in manufacturing and production

  • Physicians, scientists or inventors of medical products

  • Laboratory assistants involved in the development of new analytical methods or process automation

  • Employees involved in clinical studies or quality/ regulatory processes in a healthcare organization

Degree

Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) – ECTS points: 13 

Providers

The English training program is offered by two Swiss institutions: the «Haute Ecole d'Ingénierie et de Gestion du Canton de Vaud» (HEIG-VD) in Yverdon-les-Bains and the «School of Life Sciences (Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz/FHNW)» in Muttenz.

HEIG-VD
Yverdon-les-Bains, VD

Route de Cheseaux 1
1400 Yverdon-les-Bains
Website

Programme

Next start: September 2020
Duration: 27 days over 7 month
School day: Friday

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Head of Programme

Prof. Dr. Didier Maillefer
HEIG-VD
+41 24 557 64 14

Dr. Elena Lucano
Medidee Services SA 
+41 76 270 37 51

FHNW
Campus Muttenz, BL

Hofackerstrasse 30
4132 Muttenz
Website

Programme

Next start: 12 January 2021
Duration: 26 days over 6 month, until 6 July 2021
School day: Tuesday
Information event: 18 June 2021

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Heads of Programme

Prof. Dr. David Hradetzky
FHNW
+41 61 228 54 58

Dr. Elena Lucano
Medidee Services SA 
+41 76 270 37 51

Contact

Claudia Guldimann

Projektleiterin

Fachgruppen, Bildung, Veranstaltungen

+41 31 330 97 78

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