Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) is a structured approach used in medical device manufacturing to ensure that components, materials, and manufacturing processes consistently meet specified requirements. It involves the submission of comprehensive documentation, initial sample inspection, evaluation, and ongoing monitoring and control. Partner with the experts at Performance Validation (PV) for PPAP services that streamline your medical device manufacturing process and uphold product quality.

Ensure Medical Devices Are High Quality & Safe

By adhering to the rigorous validation and approval of production parts before integration into your manufacturing line, PPAP serves as a steadfast ally in maintaining consistent product quality. It guides you in implementing rigorous testing, thorough inspections, and meticulous documentation, which form the foundation of your operations. With PPAP as your guide, you are able to instill confidence in your customers, knowing that your devices meet stringent quality standards and prioritize patient safety.

Mitigate Product Recalls & Legal Liabilities with PPAP

Regulatory compliance is of utmost importance in the medical device industry, and adherence to industry standards is closely monitored by regulatory bodies like the FDA. PPAP serves as a crucial gateway to meeting these requirements successfully, ensuring long-term success. By implementing clear guidelines, comprehensive testing, and validated manufacturing processes, PPAP enables proactive identification and mitigation of potential risks and pitfalls. This approach not only safeguards patients from harm but also helps prevent costly product recalls and reduce legal liabilities.

Performance Validation’s PPAP Process

Regulatory Requirements & Industry Best Practices
Project Management (Budget, Time, People)

Why Partner with PV

By implementing PPAP practices effectively, medical device manufacturers can maintain the quality and safety of their products, demonstrate compliance, and mitigate regulatory risks.

1. Guarantee Quality Assurance

PPAP services ensure that the supplied parts or products meet the required quality standards. Clients can have confidence in the performance and reliability of the components they receive. It is also important to regularly review and update PPAP documentation to stay aligned with evolving regulatory requirements and industry best practices.

2. Maintain Compliance with Standards

PV’s PPAP services ensure that the supplied parts comply with industry-specific standards and regulations. This helps clients meet the necessary requirements and maintain regulatory compliance.

3. Skilled Risk Mitigation

Collaboration with regulatory bodies, staying informed about changes in regulations, and seeking expert advice when needed can further enhance regulatory risk mitigation efforts. Our SMEs will identify and mitigate potential risks associated with the supplied parts. We will also help uncover any weaknesses or vulnerabilities in the components, allowing clients to address them before they become critical issues.

Trusted PPAP Experts for Any Task

  • Anodization
  • ASTM/MIL Specs
  • Coating
  • Color Banding
  • Electroplating
  • Laser Marking
  • Literature Documents
  • Manual Process Qualification
  • Metal Machined Components
  • Other FDA Special Processes
  • Painting
  • Passivation
  • PCB/A Manufacturing and Testing
  • Plastic Injected Molding
  • Polishing
  • Statistical Analysis

Superior PPAP Deliverables Start Here

Our experts are ready to deliver any kind of PPAP deliverable, including:

  • Flow
  • Control Plan
  • Certificate of Analysis
  • Certificate of Conformance
  • First Article of Inspection
  • Packaging
  • Transport
  • Environmental Compliance (REACH, RoHS, BOMCheck)
  • Warrant

If applicable:

  • Initial Process Studies
  • Measurement System Analysis
  • Validation (Plan, IQ, OQ, PQ)
  • UDI Labeling
  • Part Specific Checking Aids

Kickstart & Manage Your PPAP Process with PV

PV has successfully managed the PPAP process for large medical device companies, enabling them to gain more insight into their own processes while getting higher-quality parts that empower them to produce consistently high-quality medical devices. Here are the benefits of inviting PV to oversee your PPAP process.  

Quick Turnaround Time

Starting a PPAP protocol within your company can take a lot of research and time. Since PV already has the experience and processes necessary to boost regulatory compliance, we can apply this to your process quickly while you focus on your core business.   

Experts Working for You

Your expertise is creating medical devices that save lives. Our expertise is managing the PPAP process in such a way that you can worry less about potential product defects and spend more time developing new ways to help your customers.   

Optimal Efficiency

As we manage your PPAP process, we often find new ways for our clients to streamline their operations, save time and reduce costs while boosting quality along the way.   

Stay Compliant

As a PPAP provider with many years of expertise assisting medical device manufacturers to maintain strict regulatory compliance, we can save you the headaches and hassle that come with non-conforming products. PV will assure you the due diligence is done and provide you with audit-ready documentation for any future regulatory audits.  

Robust Documentation

PV develops and maintains comprehensive documentation, based on your engineering drawings and specifications, including control plans, and measurement system analysis. Robust documentation helps provide evidence of adherence to regulatory requirements, facilitates traceability, and enables effective communication with regulatory authorities during inspections or audits. 

Supplier Qualification

Our team implements stringent supplier qualification processes and ensures that suppliers also adhere to regulatory requirements, mitigating the risk of non-compliant or substandard materials impacting the final product.  

Ongoing Monitoring & Control

We manage the ongoing monitoring and control of the manufacturing process. This includes regular audits, process capability studies, and statistical process control to ensure that the process remains in compliance with regulatory requirements over time.

Your Reputable Partner for PPAP

With a track record of success in managing the PPAP process for various medical device manufacturers, PV offers unparalleled support to ensure compliance, efficiency, and the highest quality standards for your products. Get in touch with us today to start the conversation.

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