The International Congress on Harmonization Quality Risk Management Guidance (ICH Q9) lists both cleaning (in Annex II.4) and validation (in Annex II.6) as potential areas for the application of quality risk management.
Biocompatibility is an essential element for any pharmaceutical combination product. ISO 10993 is the standard for biocompatibility, and it is broken into various normative sub-standards from ISO10993-1 to -22 that focus on various assessments, considerations, recommendations, and approaches.
Part 1 of this series provided an overview of CPV and how it is key to setting the foundation for continuous improvement in pharmaceutical manufacturing. In this second part, we will look more deeply into how enhanced knowledge management can enable robust change management in the life sciences industry.
The clock is ticking for state lawmakers to preserve an existing law that allows for prescription drug coupon usage in Massachusetts with an end-of-the-year deadline fast approaching.
While the boipharmaceutical industry has benefited from high margins and low competition for decades, operational efficiency remains a low priority item for packaging departments in life sciences..
Process validation should never be performed until the process is fully characterized. A failed process validation should be a rare event; otherwise, a Warning Letter will probably be in your future.
HR changes continually impact overall data integrity—from a single new hire to a corporate-level change with a merger or acquisition. It's a commonly overlooked weak link in the data integrity chain.
There are situations we have come across where we really scratch our heads and say, “What did they just do, and what were they thinking?” This article describes a series of events and activities that we have seen that are at once amusing, baffling, and revealing of the flaws in our industry.
When faced with scenarios that demand SOP remediation (outsourcing, mergers, acquisition), repurposing processes, written content, templates, etc., can be the worst possible and most expensive approach when you factor in time, human resources, and long-term outcomes.
This white paper explores the basics of designing a pressurized dispensing system—including how to manage flow, pressure and other control variables to optimize your throughput in these critical applications.
Erythrocytes have significant value in specific types of research. If your objective is biobanking these cells in an intact state then it is equally important that hemolysis and the need for a re-draw is avoided. This paper explains how hemolysis can be prevented during specimen collection and handling.
Choosing an offsite storage facility means asking the right questions to determine if the storage provider has the appropriate risk mitigation infrastructure in place, beginning with a realistic threat assessment.
Many existing research labs, pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers, and contract manufacturing organizations (CMO’s) are not designed nor are they equipped with the engineering controls to safely handle the manufacture of ADC’s. The safe manufacture of ADC’s requires more modern facilities, equipment, and engineering controls as well as programs, practices, and procedures to adequately protect the operators and the work environment. Read the steps that must be taken to consider a glovebox workstation fully validated to manufacture ADCs safely.
With many end users now demanding streamlined operations, high-density culture in fed-batch modes, even higher production by perfusion cultures, and contrastingly gentle operations required in microcarrier applications, standard S.U.B. offerings must keep pace with the ever-evolving needs of the bioprocessing industry. Read about recent enhancements that are helping keep up with these increasing demands.
How outsourcing and technologies such as in-line conditioning (IC) and in-line dilution (ILD) can help prevent resource constraints, save time, and reduce manufacturing footprint and overall cost in buffer preparation.
This free collection of articles is from the Data Integrity In The Life Sciences series, the purpose of which is to highlight contemporary insights and relationships to key quality systems in order to elevate the most important topics and advance improvements in the collective quality culture.More Content Collections