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21 CFR 820 Subpart E Medical Device Purchasing Controls Self-Paced Online Training Course

Online Short Course by  The Learning Reservoir
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In this course, 21 CFR 820 Subpart E Medical Device Purchasing Controls Online Training Course, the learner will be introduced to the section of 21 CFR 280 that covers purchasing controls. 21 CFR 820 is also known as the medical device The Quality System Regulation (QSR). The learner will also learn about form 483s and warning letters that cite 21 CFR 820 Subpart E noncompliance.

One of the most frequent clause citations in FDA form 483s and warning letters is purchasing controls. Purchasing controls is where a quality system establishes the process for choosing and controlling suppliers.

Since the medical device industry heavily relies on contracted goods that are ultimately integrated with the finished goods, this clause carries much weight. 

Whether you have an audit coming or you’re implementing the QSR, you need to pay special attention to Purchasing Controls. 

Who should take this course?

  • Any personnel, suppliers or contractors involved in purchasing activities.
  • Supplier quality engineers
  • Any suppliers to medical device companies.
  • Internal auditors.


On completion of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Learn about the content of 21 CFR 820 Subpart E – Purchasing Controls.

2. Gain knowledge about FY2021 Form 483 observations about purchasing controls.

3. Gain knowledge about a warning letter documenting issues relating to 21 CFR 820 Subpart E – Purchasing Controls.


Dr. Fiona Masterson

Fiona is the founder of The Learning Reservoir. She has 25+ years of parallel paths in quality management, operations management and education. She has broad technical expertise encompassing quality systems compliance, quality standards implementation, regulatory affairs and operations management. She has worked in start-ups and high‐tech, fast paced manufacturing environments. She lectures part-time in technical universities on subjects related to her industrial expertise.

Fiona has Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees, and a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering. Her Doctorate focused on innovative drug/device combinations products. Fiona is a certified lead auditor. Fiona has published in peer reviewed journals on topics such as medical device and pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, on-the job training and innovative training technologies and strategies.
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The Learning Reservoir Ltd. helps manufacturing companies build knowledgeable, compliant work forces by providing training on topics ranging from manufacturing practices to regulatory compliance.

We work with subject matter experts to create flexible training for your training needs. Our headquarters are in Galway, Ireland.
Our areas of expertise include:

Manufacturing start-ups
Manufacturing greenfield sites
Manufacturing brownfield sites
Combination products manufacturers
Established manufacturing companies
Upskilling professionals who wish to work in regulated industries
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