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    FDA Inspection Preparation: SOPs, Process Maps, and Gap Analysis

    With proper preparation and the right tools, a manufacturing organization can always be ready to pass a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspection relatively stress-free. Process mapping and gap analysis can help manufacturers not only show the FDA that a company is compliant with regulatory expectations, but also help demonstrate that standard operating procedures (SOPs) are correct and that employees understand them.

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    Writing and Enforcing GxP SOPs for Compliance

    A look at the data collected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) makes it clear that in life sciences, standard operating procedures (SOPs) tend to be a compliance problem. Digital tools and good practices for writing and enforcing SOPs are key to making them effective and compliant.

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    FDA vs. EU Inspections: Similarities and Differences

    In 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) launched an initiative to harmonize regulatory supervision of clinical trials. It streamlines collaboration and information sharing between the two regulatory bodies on good clinical practice (GCP) inspections. Quality and compliance expert Maria Dorat gives an update on the initiative and explains how harmonization is working during COVID-19.

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    Call and Response: RFPs and Vendor Proposals

    In Part 2 of a pair of articles on pharma companies having a better and more effective vendor selection experience, it’s clear that a thorough request for proposal (RFP) and well-defined vendor selection SOP are essential. By controlling the vendor selection information, you can control the process and negotiate the best deal.

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    Risk Management and the Human Species

    Science has shown that human beings are not immune from making irrational choices when it comes to risk management, even in the life sciences. This can have significant effect on manufacturing processes, and ultimately, patients. Learn how to avoid falling into this trap.

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  • Three Keys to Successful FDA Inspections – Preparation, Management and Follow Up

    Successfully completing a FDA inspection is critical to cGMP operations and commercial success. Implementing and maintaining robust quality systems is one element to accomplishing this goal. However, it is not the only element. Inspection preparation and management is another, equally important element to ensure a successful outcome. In fact, proper Inspection management techniques can help mitigate the risk of receiving an observation for compliance gaps. This article will provide insight on understanding the inspector, discuss how to prepare for and manage the actual Inspection, describe follow-up activities required for close-out, as well as describe real-life lessons learned.

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    10 Guidelines for Writing Superior SOPs

    Will you be prepared when tasked to write a standard operating procedure (SOP)? Writing SOPs--- shorthand for a written document that helps ensure accuracy and repeatability when executing a task---is an integral part of assembling a successful quality system. When poorly written, they are of limited value.  Using the following 10 guidelines, you can create a successful SOP document.

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    Writing and Enforcing Your SOPs for GxP Compliance Success - for Life Science Professionals

    Writing and developing solid operational procedures is a skill that develops over time. Procedures are usually fairly technical and often describe complex subjects. These procedures are reviewed by subject-matter experts, as well as by internal and external auditors and by employees at all levels of the organization. Therefore, it is important to consider the language used when communicating an idea.

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