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A Day in the Life of a QbD MD Specialist

Medical devices are one of QbD's main areas of expertise. We support you from concept to launch in the full life cycle. Wondering what a day in the life of a QbD MD Specialist looks like? Let's take a look behind the scenes!
A Day in the Life of MD Specialist Steven

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A medical-device-packed day

Let’s follow Steven from 7:00 AM until 21.00 PM:


My sleep app tells me it’s time to wake up. This app in itself is no medical device because it serves no medical purpose.


Brushing my teeth with an electrical toothbrush (class I). 
Contact lenses


Inserting my corrective contact lenses (Class IIa). The cleanser and disinfectant are considered a Class IIb devices. 

07:45 – FACE MASK

Off to work! I take the local bus to the office and put on my face mask (Class I) as required. 
Face mask
Alcohol gel


Before entering the office, applicable measures require me to disinfect my hands with alcohol gel (not a medical device, but a biocide).


Online meeting with a potential customer who is ambitious in bringing his state-of-the-art MRI scanner (class IIb) to market. It looks like we are on the right track!
Vascular Stent


Coffee break with my colleague who recently got a vascular stent (Class III). I wonder if the biocompatibility safety standards (ISO 10993) were followed and what reusable surgical instruments (Class Is) were used.

11:00 – PMS APP

Got a customer question about patient management system software. Since this app connects to a patient’s real-time cardiac and oxygen parameters, it has to be validated as Software as a Medical device class IIa (ISO82304). 
PMS app
Health app

12:30 – HEALTH APP

Time for lunch. I go for my daily walk and check if I have met my daily steps with my health app, just for my information, so no medical device. 

13:30 – ISO13485

One of our clients needs to be ISO13485 certified by the end of the year, so I’m making sure – among other things – that all the critical service providers are checked. 
Knee bandage


Picked up my daughter from school. She fell and her teacher bandaged her knee (class I). I wonder what she used to disinfect the wound? Would it qualify as a medical device or drug? 


Since my daughter has diabetes, we check her blood glucose level together (IVD Class C).  
Glucose meter
COVID test

17:00 – COVID-19 TEST

Just dropped by the pharmacy for a Covid-19 self-test (IVDR class C) before visiting my grandmother. They advertise fat-binding diet pills (XLS medical). Strangely, these are marketed as an MD.  


On my way to visit my grandmother. She just got a new hip implant (class III). Fortunately, she is doing well. I am taking her for a ride in her new wheelchair (Class I).  
Hip implant

20:00 – ISO14155

Watching television ads about a new toothpaste that protects against bleeding gums for which they cite clinical evidence. I wonder what such a clinical study would look like according to the ISO 14155 standard.  

21:00 – SCALE

Checking myself on the scale. Although it gives me useful info about my lifestyle, it is not a medical device.

As you can see, medical devices are everywhere! 

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