All You Need To Know About Contamination Control Strategies, Part 2
In the second of this two-part series, microbiology and contamination control specialists Vanessa Figueroa and Greg Gibb continue discussing best practices in contamination control strategies through the lens of the newly formalized provisions in the EU GMP Annex I. Discussion includes the elements typically found in a CCS, who in your company is responsible for developing the CCS, how often it needs to be evaluated, and more.
All You Need To Know About Contamination Control Strategies, Part 1
In the first of this two-part series, microbiology and contamination control specialists Vanessa Figueroa, Rebecca Brewer, and Greg Gibb, Ph.D., discuss best practices in developing contamination control strategies through the lens of the newly formalized provisions in the EU GMP Annex I, Manufacture of Sterile Medicinal Products.
Harnessing The Future Of Digital And Smart Manufacturing Of Medical Devices
There are many benefits to medical device manufacturers that embrace digitalization and smart manufacturing. Not only does this transformation streamline work, which reduces errors and saves time and money, but it also expedites the expansion of a company’s product portfolio.
Increase In FDA Inspections + Whistleblower Complaints = Heightened Compliance Scrutiny
We are seeing a significant increase in manufacturing facility inspections by the FDA and other health authorities globally. We are also seeing an uptick in whistleblower complaints. Why? And how can you navigate it? This article examines the issue.
Dispelling 4 Common Myths Of Data Quality Governance
Achieving robust data quality governance doesn't need to be an unwieldy prospect. Here, we dispel the four common myths of data quality governance and share the three phases of a good data quality governance program.
ICH Guideline Q9(R1) On QRM, Part 2: Subjectivity & Supply Continuity
The long-awaited revision to ICH’s harmonized tripartite guidance on Quality Risk Management, Q9(R1), was adopted on January 18. This article focuses on the guidance's new topics of subjectivity and the role of QRM in addressing product availability risks.
ICH Guideline Q9(R1) On QRM, Part 1: Formality & Risk-based Decisions
The long-awaited revision to ICH’s harmonized tripartite guidance on Quality Risk Management (QRM), Q9(R1), was adopted on Jan. 18, 2023. While the primary principles of QRM in this new version remain consistent with the original 2005 document, the revised guidance has four new subsections. This article examines the topics of formality and risk-based decisions.
Human Factors Engineering Considerations For Medical Device Packaging
As an integral component of product design, human factors engineering should be applied at the onset of a product-design initiative and carried out throughout the complete development process. This article shares key regulatory considerations and usability considerations for medical device packaging.
New EU Directive Marks Cybersecurity Regulatory Paradigm Shift For Bio/Pharma & Medical Devices
The EU's new Directive 2022/2555 on the Security of Network and Information Systems (“NIS2”) mandates cybersecurity risk management measures and reporting requirements for all segments of our industry, including labs; CROs and CDMOs; and manufacturers of APIs, bio/pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.
What's Behind The ASTM E3263 Standard Revision?
ASTM has published the revision of ASTM E3263 Standard Practice For Qualification Of Visual Inspection Of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Equipment And Medical Devices For Residues. This article, written by the ASTM revision team, explains the reasons behind the revision and delves into the key updates.