ISO 22442-1:2007 applies to medical devices other than in vitro diagnostic medical devices manufactured utilizing materials of animal origin, which are non-viable or have been rendered non-viable. It specifies, in conjunction with ISO 14971, a procedure to identify the hazards and hazardous situations associated with such devices, to estimate and evaluate the resulting risks, to control these risks, and to monitor the effectiveness of that control. Furthermore, it outlines the decision process for the residual risk acceptability, taking into account the balance of residual risk, as defined in ISO 14971, and expected medical benefit as compared to available alternatives. ISO 22442-1:2007 is intended to provide requirements and guidance on risk management related to the hazards typical of medical devices manufactured utilizing animal tissues or derivatives such as:
- contamination by bacteria, moulds or yeasts;
- contamination by viruses;
- contamination by agents causing Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSE);
- material responsible for undesired pyrogenic, immunological or toxicological reactions.