GMP Audits

Jun
18

PIC/s Annex 2A for ATMPs – GMP Regulation Updates

This article provides an introduction to the PIC/S Annex 2A updates in Version 15 in relation to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) requirements for Advanced Therapy Medical Products (ATMPs). PIC/s guidance on ATMPs and biological medicines: what changed in PIC/S Version 15? GMP requirements for the production of ATMPs (in Annex 2A) are now in a […]

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May
27

Get ready for an Audit

Get ready for an audit (how to train your employees) Need to get ready for an audit? How do you ensure your organisation is ready for an audit? Do your employees know how to properly respond to an Auditor’s questions? Or was your last mock GMP audit (or internal quality audit/self-inspection) a disaster? If you’re […]

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May
17

Remote Auditing Guidelines

Remote Auditing Guidelines and Procedures for Remote Audits (ICT, Security) Remote Auditing Guidelines: 10 Commandments for Conducting Remote Audits and offsite inspections Frequently asked questions about Remote Auditing techniques, procedures and guidelines FAQ1: Are remote audits as effective as onsite audits and site inspections? The success of a remote audit depends on numerous factors, including […]

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Jan
20

MHRA GMP Audit – Summary of 2019 – 2020 Inspections (PQS deficiencies)

Top 10 MHRA GMP Audit deficiencies (2019 – 2020 analysis) Summary article for Education Purposes only. If you are facing a GMP audit by the MHRA, you’ll want to ensure ALL of your quality systems are fully compliant with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP). That noted, which components of your pharmaceutical or medical device quality […]

By Connie May | GMP Audits . Medical Device (SaMD)
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Dec
21

HVAC system specifications and requirements: pharmaceutical manufacturing

When it comes to HVAC system specifications and requirements for pharmaceutical facilities – including cleanroom designs – getting your HVAC system right is crucial for product quality and GMP compliance. If your pharmaceutical facility architects (or construction managers) do not fully understand GMP, you’re risking product contamination issues and future GMP inspection findings (GMP audit […]

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Sep
14

Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Inspections Program

New online courses available for clinical trials and GCP compliance training. The latest online training courses at www.onlinegmptraining.com relate to drug safety through GCP (clinical trials) and pre-and post-marketing pharmacovigilance (drug safety surveillance and adverse event reporting/SAE reporting). These courses cover pharmaceutical development quality management systems (QMS) and quality risk management (QRM), drug approval processes, […]

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Jul
18

Who conducts GMP audits in pharmaceutical manufacturing and other therapeutic goods production?

In today’s blog supporting the GMP Basics training series, we’ll answer questions relating to “who conducts GMP audits in pharmaceutical manufacturing sectors, medical devices manufacturing, blood and tissue products and other laboratories/bio-science industries”.   We will discuss the value of GMP compliance auditing, as well as widely-recognized Regulatory Agencies responsible for GMP (PIC/S) audits in various […]

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Apr
14

Medical Supply Chain Risks: Vulnerabilities and the Importance of GMP

Lean manufacturing and ‘just in time’ shipping strategies means medical supply chain risks are an ever-present phenomenon.  But medical supply chain risks are particularly heightened during deadly pandemics, such as we’re seeing with Covid19. Medical supply shortages leave us vulnerable to substandard products and falsified medications entering our supply chains. If substandard or fake medical products […]

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Apr
06

Pharmaceutical Water For Injection

What is Water For Injection (WFI)? How does WFI relate to different types of Pharmaceutical Water Quality in pharmaceutical manufacturing settings?  And what do engineers and water supply system designers need to know when designing feed-supply water systems, including pre-treatment processes, in PICS GMP regulated manufacturing sectors? These questions are answered in our online training […]

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Oct
21

Top 10 GMP Audit Failure Reasons: FDA and TGA Inspection Findings

Preparing for GMP/PICS Audits by TGA or FDA Inspectors can be a time for introspection. An upcoming GMP audit can even provide inspiration for initiating a continuous improvement initiative, perhaps discussed for months or years yet not yet implemented. So pre-audit preparation is all about focusing on actions, rather than endless discussions. Yet TGA and […]

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Sep
19

Industry Updates: PDA and FDA Joint Regulatory Conference

Our GMP courses, e-learning courses and GMP Forums repeatedly get great reviews by people who need to know the latest PDA and FDA information on regulatory requirements, compliance inspection findings, and GMP compliance audit trends…why is that the case? It’s because our GMP training course experts and quality/risk management compliance consultants regularly attend the top […]

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Aug
06

Does my product require FDA approval? FDA Pre-Approval Requirements

How can you tell if your product needs pre-approval from the FDA before you can market it to the public? This blog gives you a general idea of the types of products and additives that require pre-approval from the FDA prior to marketing (going to market). You’ll need to consult the FDA and visit the […]

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