ICH Q10, Pharmaceutical Quality Systems was recommended for adoption to the regulatory bodies of the European Union, Japan and the United States in 2008. EMA then formally approved it that same year. In 2009, the U.S. FDA adopted it as a guidance document. This begs the following question, if companies have adopted the principles of ICH Q10, why have the FDA and EMA been experiencing an increase in the number of data integrity issues found during recent inspections?
With 840 million inhabitants, and two-thirds of global pharmaceutical sales, the US and Europe are also a lucrative target for drug crime. New sales channels such as the internet as well as global and more complex manufacturing and distribution channels make it increasingly easier for pharmaceutical counterfeiters to market counterfeits directly or to infiltrate the supply chain.
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 manufacture.
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.
Through years, ATL has emerged as a leader in the manufacture of disposable medical devices. ATL is an FDA-registered medical device company whose custom disposable medical components are manufactured and shipped worldwide.
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