Mr.José Mora

Area Of Expertise : Quality
30 Years Of Experience
Training Industry : Life Sciences

José Mora is a Principal Consultant specializing in Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Systems. For over 30 years he has worked in the medical device and life sciences industry specializing in manufacturing, process development, tooling, and quality systems. Prior to working full time as a consulting partner for Atzari Consulting, José served as Director of Manufacturing Engineering at Boston Scientific and as Quality Systems Manager at Stryker Orthopedics, where he introduced process performance, problem-solving, and quality system methodologies. During that time he prepared a white paper on the application of lean manufacturing methods to the creation and management of controlled documents and a template for strategic deployment. José led the launch of manufacturing at a start-up urology products company as Director of Manufacturing for UroSurge, Inc. at the University of Iowa’s business incubator park in Coralville, IA, creating a world-class medical device manufacturing operation, with JIT, kanban systems, visual workplace and lean manufacturing practices. José worked for 10 years at Cordis Corporation, now a Cardinal Health company, where he led the successful tooling, process development and qualification of Cordis’ first PTA (percutaneous transluminal angioplasty) catheter. His medical device experience includes surgical instruments, PTA & PTCA dilatation and guiding catheters, plastic surgery implants and tissue expanders, urology implants and devices for the treatment of incontinence, delivery systems for brachytherapy, orthopaedic implants and instruments, and vascular surgery grafts and textiles.

During his time at Cordis, José managed the Maintenance and Facilities Department, taking that operation to a level rated as “tops” by the UK Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) during one of their intensive audits. Jose managed Manufacturing Engineering as part of the Guiding Catheter Core Team of managers, a team that took the Cordis Guiding Catheter business to lead the market, bringing it up from fourth place. By introducing world-class techniques, the Guiding Catheter design and manufacturing was completely re-engineered for robust design and tooling, under Jose’s leadership. He was also instrumental and played a leadership role in the complete re-engineering of the Tooling Control System, including design drafting, the tool shop and technical support. Wherever he has worked, he has a track record of introducing world-class methodologies such as Kepner-Tregoe, Taguchi techniques, Theory of Constraints, Lean Manufacturing, Five S (Visual Workplace), process validation to Global Harmonization Task Force standards, and similar approaches.

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Live Webinar

How To Conduct A Human Factors/Usability Validation

This webinar will explain the procedure described in ISO62366 and the 2016 FDA Guidance for compliant human factors/usability validation. HF/U validation is very different from device validation. For example, success criteria are qualitative rather than quanti ...

  • Advanced
  • 60 Mins
  • Nov 17, 2021
On-Demand Webinar

FDA Regulation of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

AI/ ML will revolutionize medicine by making diagnosis and treatment more accessible and more effective. FDA has regulated medical software by means of regulation and guidance for years, however, AI/ML programs fall outside the scope of these regulations and g ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 60 Mins
Recorded Webinar

21 CFR Part 820 - Quality System Regulation - Applying Principles of Lean Documents and Lean Configuration

All life science businesses are required to maintain their Quality Management System (QMS) processes in a state of control, via controlled documents and objective evidence in the form of records.  Medical device manufacturing plants, required to follow 21 CFR ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 60 Mins
On-Demand Webinar

Process Validation Requirements & Compliance Strategies

This Process Validation Requirements webinar will review process validation basics, with emphasis on looking beyond compliance towards achieving a robust process. Review of process validation basics, with emphasis on looking beyond compliance towards achieving ...

  • Intermediate
  • 60 Mins
Free Webinar

An Advanced Course on Lean Documents, Lean Configuration and Document Control

In this Lean Documents, Lean Configuration, and Document Control training learn the different types of lean documents and the usage of lean document principles; types of controlled documents; examples of lean and non-lean controlled documents. Pros and cons of ...

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
Free Webinar

Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) - Principles of Lean Documents and Lean Configuration

The Theory of Lean Documents is the product of applying lean principles to the creation, design, process, and management of controlled documents typically found in regulated industries. Just as lean principles challenge traditional process concepts and "push" ...

  • Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Using Kanban JIT Systems to Run a Startup Plant

Attend this webinar to learn how to set up and use kanbans, JIT, pull system, and drum-buffer-rope in medical device and biotechnology manufacturing start-up operations. Also, attendees will learn elements of lean documents and lean configuration, sterilizatio ...

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Risk-based Design Control - The New Paradigm for Medical Device Design

Risk management overarches projects associated with a particular product family, given that risks will both remain and change as new design features and medical indications for use evolve with a particular device. Design control is not only a requirement of th ...

  • Intermediate
  • 60 Mins
On-Demand Webinar

Design Inputs - Design Outputs Traceability Matrix - Principles of Lean Documents and Lean Configuration

Design controls involve the translation of user requirements (aka Voice of the Customer) into specific technical requirements as design inputs.  These design inputs then form the basis of the design specification, which becomes the design output.  Since design ...

  • Intermediate
  • 60 Mins
Recorded Webinar

IEC 62304 for Medical Device Software

This course is essential for Medical Device companies interested in submitting software enabled medical Devices or Software as a Medical Device to the FDA for 510K approval. One of the biggest risks most compannies face when submitting their device for approva ...

  • Intermediate
  • 60 Mins