QNX Webinars

Focusing on Traceability in Software Development for Safe Medical Devices

On Demand:
1 hour


The IEC 62304 standard was developed to address safety concerns triggered by the rising number of devices in the medical industry that use software. Checking each stage of software development to help create a functionally safe medical device is plain common sense, but the collation of evidence of compliance with the standard itself can be a real headache.

Traceability is key to the success of medical device approval, and yet too often it tends to be a background task. This webinar explains why making traceability the focal point of your development efforts from the beginning of development and throughout the project lifecycle can help ensure that the collation of evidence becomes second nature rather than a secondary overhead.

Join QNX Software Systems and LDRA for this web seminar as we offer insights using examples from our experience with safe systems, not only in the medical devices sector, but also in other fields.

Estimated length:

1 hour, including Q & A.

Who should attend:

The seminar is intended for design managers and engineers, product and project managers and software developers and engineers in companies planning to design and build equipment for the healthcare and medical market as well as safe systems in other markets.

Speaker biographies:

Chris Ault - Product Manager, QNX Software Systems

Chris Ault is a product manager at QNX Software Systems, where he focuses on the medical and general embedded markets. Prior to joining QNX, Chris worked in various roles, including software engineering, engineering management, product management, and technical sales, at AppZero, Ciena, Liquid Computing, Nortel, and Wind River Systems.

Mark Pitchford - Field Applications Engineer, LDRA

Mark Pitchford has over 25 years' experience in software development for engineering applications. He has worked on many significant industrial and commercial projects in development and management, both in the UK and internationally including extended periods in Canada and Australia. For the past 10 years, he has specialised in software test and works throughout Europe and beyond as a Field Applications Engineer with LDRA.

About QNX Software Systems

QNX Software Systems Limited, a subsidiary of Research In Motion Limited (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM; TSX:RIM), is a leading vendor of operating systems, middleware, development tools, and professional services for the embedded systems market. Global leaders such as Cisco, Daimler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, vehicle telematics units, industrial control systems, medical instruments, security and defense systems, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems Limited is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide. Visit www.qnx.com.

About LDRA

For more than 35 years, LDRA has developed and driven the market for software that automates code analysis and software testing for safety-, mission -, security- and business-critical markets. Working with clients to achieve early error identification and full compliance with industry standards, LDRA traces requirements through static and dynamic analysis to unit testing and verification for a wide variety of hardware and software platforms. Boasting a worldwide presence, LDRA is headquartered in the UK with subsidiaries in the United States and an extensive distributor network. For more information on the LDRA tool suite, please visit: www.ldra.com.

Register for this on demand webinar: Focusing on Traceability in Software Development for Safe Medical Devices