The journey from discovery laboratory to pharmacy shelf is long and arduous, particularly for highly potent APIs, which must be handled in compliance with complex regulatory requirements at each stage of the journey.
The reality is that paper is more of a habit than a requirement. AstraZeneca discovered this when they aimed to introduce ELNs to improve the efficiency of their validated workflows for GMP API (active pharmaceutical ingredient) manufacture. Paper and its associated workflows were standard only because they were familiar and had been defined over time to meet the needs of scientists, process engineers and quality control and assurance staffs.
In 2008 Hollister did a thorough evaluation of available solutions to automate some key internal business processes including the tracking of product registrations and the management of CAPAs. Since Hollister has to track registrations for its products in many different countries, the Regulatory Affairs department needed an automated solution to track when a registration was coming due so they could submit a new packet to renew a registration. Additionally Hollister needed to upgrade its existing Corrective Actions and Preventative Actions (CAPA) management system that was built on a Lotus Notes platform that was going to be retired.
The drug-device combination product market is growing at a rapid pace. By 2019 it is expected that the global market for drug device combination products will reach $115.1 billion. This is nearly double its worth from $66 billion back in 2012. This burgeoning market will likely bring in a flood of product submission applications to the FDA at a time when resources are already strained.
When your warehouse stores temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals and life science products, a top of the line HVAC system with carefully placed thermostats is not enough to ensure product quality and consumer safety. Why? It is the nature of warehouse facilities, no matter the size, to experience temperature gradients.
While the development of a combination product comes with significant patient benefits through technology and molecule innovation, that reward can be offset by the range of regulatory complexity and uncertainty encountered with bringing a product to market, in addition to any post-marketing activities.
A facility monitoring system (FMS) is a process monitoring tool that collects data from sensors such as optical particle counters, differential pressure sensors, and temperature probes in realtime. Acronyms are independent monitoring system (IMS) or environmental monitoring system (EMS). Software presents that data as information; real-time alarms notify facility operators of alert limits to enable an immediate response to an unwanted event or excursion. Reports and trend graphs can be produced.
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New therapeutic products require new technologies, capabilities, resources and a thorough understanding of how temperature impacts preclinical and clinical studies and commercialization of regenerative medicines.
Recruiting patients and retaining their participation in a clinical trial remain the biggest challenges faced by pharmaceutical companies when developing new medicines. For a patient, participation in a clinical trial can be stressful and burdensome, resulting in one in four patients dropping out of a clinical trial prior to completion. With sponsors facing tight-timelines, increased regulatory scrutiny and spiralling budgets the desire to address these challenges has never been more prominent.
Batch processes are common in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, food, beverage and chemical industries. When building models across various batches one may often encounter varying batch lengths and the batches may start from various relative points of time in a chemical context. Batch Modeling is important for process development and understanding the process for batch similarity and why some batches give a product quality outside the specifications.