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    Cannabis Companies Can Build on 2020’s Success

    Last year was nerve-wracking for most industries to at least some degree. Cannabis was no different. When everything shut down cannabis retailers were left wondering how they’d stay in business. Fortunately for the industry, cannabis was largely declared an essential business, which let them increase sales by 47% over the previous year.

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    Sneak Peek: How AI Will Change Your Job

    In our upcoming webinar, we’ll talk about what we can do with artificial intelligence (AI) now and how it’ll change the future of quality and manufacturing.

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    How to Explain Your Quality Job to Young Kids in 4 Steps

    When it was time to celebrate Career Day at my daughter’s school, she begged me to come talk to her first-grade class. I dreaded it. How do you explain to 6- and 7-year-olds what a quality manager does?

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    Your Top Questions About ISO 13485:2016—Answered!

    Five years ago, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published the ISO 13485:2016 standard. This post addresses the most common questions industry stakeholders have asked about the standard and its current status.

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    The Secret to Clinical Manufacturing Success: Integrate Quality Early

    Quality takes on a new meaning in the clinical manufacturing sector, where flexibility is critical and production hinges on rapid yet exacting adjustments. Discover how integrating quality early in the manufacturing process gives companies an edge in the fast-paced and highly competitive field.

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  • 2021-bl-digitization-financial-success_132x132

    5 Ways Paper-Based Processes Hinder Financial Success

    If you haven't digitized yet, it's hurting the bottom line. As reported by Deloitte, digitally mature companies are, "about twice as likely as lower-maturity ones to report net profit margins an annual growth significantly above their industry average." Here's a look at five critical ways that paper-based processes are eating into revenue.

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  • 2021-bl-audit-checklists_132x132

    Understanding Auditor Checklists to Help Prepare for Audits and Inspections

    A checklist can be a simple yet powerful tool that you use to stay focused and complete essential tasks quickly and efficiently. As an auditor’s tool, a checklist can help ensure a well-planned, systematic, and consistent approach to audits. If the best way for an organization to survive an audit is to always be ready for one, you will be better prepared if you have an idea of what questions an auditor would ask.

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    CMOs Gain Speed Through Digitization

    Between helping to deliver a vaccine to the world, and rising demands in personalized medicine, the contract manufacturing industry is traveling fast, but the market requires more. Digitization makes it possible to accelerate while delivering high-quality products to the market faster.

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    6 Ways Quality Managers Can Build a Culture of Quality

    If you’re a quality manager, you have a demanding job. In a nutshell, you’re responsible for ensuring satisfactory and consistent quality throughout every successive step of the development of your products and services, a duty which requires you to wield a massive skill set and wear many different hats. Your daily existence revolves around quality; you dissect it and measure it and evaluate it and analyze it; you sleep, eat and breathe quality. And yet, how often do you really contemplate the concept of quality, and what it means to your company beyond the daily rigors of meeting customer requirements and upholding mandatory regulations and standards?

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    5 Key Questions About Quality Agreements

    Quality agreements between organizations and contract manufacturing organizations (CMO), particularly in pharma, can be crucial to increasing ROI for a manufacturer. But there is a right way and a wrong way to approach quality agreements. Learn some best practices on how to produce more efficient and effective quality agreements.

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  • 2021-bl-clinical-monitoring-reports_132x132

    5 Guidelines for Writing a Useful Clinical Monitoring Report

    In clinical trials, site monitoring is required, but the report about the monitoring isn’t always given the attention it deserves. Prepare your next monitoring visit and the report by following these five tips to success.

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  • 2021-bl-six-corporate-oversights_132x132

    The Rise of Risk: How To Meet Pharma Regulators’ Expectations

    Regulators are intensifying focus on risk-based compliance approaches and pharma companies must adapt to the shift. Discover why process digitization provides the surest route to compliant risk management and learn how to prepare for the increasingly risk-based future of regulation.

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  • 2021-bl-fda-483-observation_132x132

    Top Reasons for Med Device Form 483s and Warnings

    Maintaining compliance in medical device manufacturing is colossal and complex. Any number of things can slip through the cracks and fall into the lap of a regulatory inspector. MasterControl’s industry brief “Most Common Reasons for FDA Form 483 Observations and Warning Letters in Medical Device Environments” helps companies identify and mitigate issues before they lead to extra work and costly delays.

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  • 2021-bl-disaster-recovery_132x132

    Disaster Recovery and Validation Fears Have a Remedy: The Cloud

    Natural and man-made disasters aren’t just terrifying – they can signal the death of your business if they lead to data loss, prolonged system outages, or downtime. Learn why cloud technologies take the panic out of disaster recovery and validation.

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    What do Notified Bodies expect of your eIFU solution and its implementation?

    It is often crucial for safety that users have access to the correct instructions for use (IFU) when they need it. Therefore, it is logical that eIFU solutions are subject to strict requirements. Consequently, notified bodies (NB) will verify how a manufacturer has designed and implemented their eIFU solution in agreement with the requirements.

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    The Future of Responsible AI in Life Sciences

    In life sciences, we are rapidly approaching a time when the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) will be an industry norm.

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    Quality Assurance and Quality Control: What's the Difference When It Comes to Managing Quality?

    Quality assurance and quality control aren’t identical or interchangeable. Comparing the two functions to television’s most enduring police crime drama might help you explain their differences to your peers.

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    Ask Aimy: The 4 Steps to Going Digital

    As companies learned during the pandemic, going digital is easier said than done. That’s why life sciences consulting firm Enterey uses a four-step process to help their clients transform their businesses. To walk us through it, we chatted with Manager Aimy Rehm about how to practically apply the steps and some potential scenarios companies may face.

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  • 2021-bl-personalized-medicine2_132x132

    Harnessing Data to Drive Improvements in Precision Medicine

    New technologies are enabling innovative advances in precision medicine. They are also generating vast amounts of data – across clinical studies, laboratories, patients, products, and more. As more enormous, disparate data sets are created, organizations need to be able to track, store, and analyze the information quickly and accurately. To fulfill the promise of precision medicine, organizations must harness all that data through greater connectivity and interoperability, increased visibility, and more data-driven insights.

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    10 Key Steps for Implementing a QMS

    Your company needs to an integrated, automated quality management system (QMS) to help you get your products to market faster and more efficiently. Where do you start? Consider these 10 steps to help you audit your current system and processes, get stakeholders onboard, and implement a QMS that will signifcantly improve your company's quality processes.

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