By Richard Soltero, Ph.D., PharmaDirections, Inc.
A paperless GMP manufacturing operation sounds counter-intuitive. Almost all operations use paper forms especially pharmaceutical manufacturing. When you think about the simplest processes such as ordering and receiving materials there has to be paper in use. Or maybe not. PharmaDirections has spent the past 7 years developing paperless manufacturing procedures and incorporating these in their latest release of InstantGMP. The foundation of their paperless approach is built into their web based software application for virtual manufacturing.