In the broadest sense, the purpose of a quality agreement is to clearly define, establish and delineate the responsibilities of the respective QA departments from the service provider and its customer, in order to clearly communicate the responsibilities of each party, with the ultimate goal of assuring patient safety and regulatory compliance. An added benefit of implementing a clear, concise quality agreement is that it creates a more effective and efficient working relationship between service provider and customer.
The pharmaceutical industry has undergone a sea of change in recent years as manufacturers have adapted to the end of the era of large-volume production of mass-market blockbuster drugs. With firms now focusing in on subpopulations of patients, there is a need for lean, adaptable facilities that can switch quickly between multiple products in multiple formats. Modular facilities can meet this need. While not a panacea, for the right project characteristics, ‘Modularity in Design’ can deliver significant and quantifiable long-term value.
A common problem statement in the pharmaceutical industry is low oral bioavailability of drug candidates with poor aqueous solubility.