The Top 4 Benefits of the MDSAP (Medical Device Single Audit Program)

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In this article, you will learn the benefits of the MDSAP (Medical Device Single Audit Program).

The MDSAP (Medical Device Single Audit Program) helps to:

  1. Promote more efficient and flexible use of regulatory resources through work-sharing and mutual acceptance among regulators while respecting the sovereignty of each authority;
  2. Enable appropriate regulatory oversight of medical device manufacturers’ quality management systems while minimizing regulatory burden on the industry;
  3. Promote globally, in the longer term, a greater alignment of regulatory approaches and technical requirements based on international standards and best practices;
  4. Promote consistency, predictability, and transparency of regulatory programs by standardizing;
    •  the practices and procedures of participating regulators for the oversight of third-party auditing organizations, and
    •  the practices and procedures of participating third-party auditing organizations; and
    •  leverage, where appropriate, existing requirements and procedures for conformity assessment.


A single audit is used in lieu of multiple separate audits or inspections by participating in regulatory authorities or their representatives. Therefore, for many medical device manufacturers, the MDSAP reduces the overall number of audits or inspections and optimizes the time and resources expended on audit activities.

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