Showing items tagged as Validation

  • Top 4 Takeaways From Validation Week

    12 November, 2019 by Sarah Beale, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    In October, the 25th Annual Validation Week was held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The presenters included current and former employees of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and validation experts from the life sciences. This article explores the prevalent themes from the conference and how they will change validation.

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  • Top Trends for New and Improved Validation

    7 November, 2019 by Sarah Beale, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Technology’s getting more advanced and our validation practices are finally starting to catch up. During the 2019 Masters Summit, Validation Product Manager Erin Wright gave us a glimpse at what’s in the future. Read about the next big trends in validation, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) stance.

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  • Top 5 Takeaways From IVT’s Data Integrity Validation Conference

    10 October, 2019 by David Jensen, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    The Institute of Validation Technology (IVT) recently hosted its fifth annual Data Integrity Validation conference (Aug. 14-15) in Waltham, Massachusetts. Subject matter experts from a variety of life sciences industries discussed critical aspects of data integrity and why it remains one of the most common inspection findings. This article highlights the valuable insights attendees gained about data management technologies and best practices.

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  • A Guide for Performing and Maintaining a Validated IT Infrastructure

    9 July, 2019 by Ian Lucas, Partner and Director, SeerPharma

    It’s essential for life sciences and other regulated companies to certify that their IT infrastructure is up to specifications through system validations and qualifications, not only for better compliance, but also to ensure the quality and integrity of their data and production documentation.

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  • Avoid FDA Audit Findings on Your Device by Performing Process Validation

    27 June, 2019 by Dan O'Leary, President, Ombu Enterprises

    Medical device makers could save themselves time and heartache in reducing the number of regulatory findings when it comes to the FDA’s CFR Part 820 quality system regulations and ISO 13485. How? By understanding the benefits you get by fully implementing process validation to achieve higher levels of compliance.

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  • 4 Common Fears and Misconceptions About Cloud Validation

    23 May, 2019 by Cindy Fazzi, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Unsure about cloud validation? You’re not alone. Many life sciences and other regulated companies are unfamiliar with cloud-based quality management system (QMS) and wary about its validation. After all, their regulatory compliance is at stake.

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  • Technical Validation: A Bottleneck in the Drug Registration Process?

    3 April, 2019 by Sandra Fadel, Product Management eCTD Templates and EURS Validator, EXTEDO

    In order to maintain the highest standards, regulatory bodies are continually tweaking their drug registration requirements for highly controlled products. To keep up with these changes and avoid costly technical errors during the submissions process, pharma organizations are making sure they’re up to speed with regulators’ most up-to-date validation criteria.

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  • Top 5 Medical Device Industry Trends in 2018: Software Is More Common and Complex

    9 August, 2018 by David Jensen, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    The inclusion of software in medical devices is opening up new avenues for health care treatments. However, it also means medical devices are becoming more complex. New innovations in medical device development should compel device manufacturers to revamp their design and development strategies. More time and effort needs to be spent on design control, risk management and cybersecurity. The increase of software in medical devices will a noticeable impact on the approaches to medical device design and manufacturing.

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  • Why the Cloud Is the Key to Easing Your Validation Burden

    16 August, 2018 by Cindy Fazzi, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    If your organization spends several weeks or months performing software validation, you’re not alone. Most regulated companies do. But, Erin Wright, MasterControl’s validation product manager, said validation doesn’t have to be as burdensome anymore. The powerful cloud technology, combined with a risk-based approach, is the key to a faster and better validation process.

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  • Using a QMS to Qualify Your Suppliers

    2 August, 2018 by Sarah Beale, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Adulterated supplements and adverse events have long been the bane of the nutraceutical industry. However, this shouldn’t and doesn’t have to be the norm. By qualifying suppliers or ingredients, nutraceutical companies not only comply with CGMPs, they also protect their customers.

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  • Noteworthy Clinical Trends in Med Device to Watch in 2018

    5 July, 2018 by James Jardine, Staff Writer, MasterControl

    Radical, whirlwind change is a core feature of the medical device industry. A clinical/regulatory expert provides insight into the clinical developments currently shaking up the device world and explains how device companies can adapt and thrive in a burgeoning industry that seems to reinvent itself daily.

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  • Necessity Is the Mother of a Groundbreaking Validation Tool

    26 April, 2018 by Cindy Fazzi, Staff Writer

    It has been proven time and again that necessity is the mother of invention. From the printing press to electric cars, the story is similar. The printing press answered the need for a more rapid dissemination of information during the Renaissance, while the electric car is a response to the need for a zero-emission car today. In regulated environments, the dire need to lighten the software validation burden led to the development of a groundbreaking application.

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  • The EMA 2012 Guidance for Process Validation

    19 February, 2013 Peter H. Calcott, Ph.D., President, Calcott Consulting LLC

    In February 2012, the Committee for Proprietary Medicinal Products (CPMP) issued the latest version of the new EU Guidance for Process Validation (PV). At the end of October, the opportunity for consultation (comments period) closed, marking the time when the various committees review the comments for inclusion or modification of the document. Sometime in 2013, the formalized document will be issued for use. However, generally, what is presented at this stage is often close to the final versio

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  • Disaster Recovery and Validation

    12 June, 2013 Louis Rutledge, Manager of Services Development / Validation ServicesMasterControl Inc.

    Disaster! Today’s business world shudders at the word. With the current random occurrences of hurricanes, super storms, earthquakes, blizzards, fires, flooding and sustained power outages, it is a wonder how companies can recover to survive all of the natural or modern threats to their daily business operations and collection of business data. Today’s business world is dependent on the data created and stored for many aspects of daily operations: financial data; product specifications; designs;

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  • Validation of Off-the-Shelf Software

    19 April, 2017 David S. Brown, President of David S. Brown LLC, A Consulting Firm

    "Previously published on www.MedicalDeviceSummit.com, Copyright: Innovative Publishing Company, LLC. Reprinted with permission"

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  • Process Verification vs. Process Validation: What You Need to Know

    10 May, 2012 Andrew Snow, Momentum Solutions, LLC and Walt Murray, MasterControl, Inc.

    Note: The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of their respective employers, GxP Lifeline, its editor or MasterControl, Inc.

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  • A Risk-Based Approach to Validation

    10 December, 2013 Peter Knauer, Partner Consultant, MasterControl Inc.

    FDA classically has defined the requirements for validation under 21 CFR 820 and 210/211 regulations as a comprehensive testing process where all systems are given thorough examination and tested under equal weight, complete with an exhaustive evaluation process. Recent guidance and initiatives by FDA (Process Validation: General Principles and Practices) and ICH (Q11: DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURE OF DRUG SUBSTANCES) have provided a streamlined risk based approach under an updated life cycle management methodology. Under this scenario, a new definition of validation has emerged, best described by FDA as “the collection and evaluation of data, from the process design stage through production, which establishes scientific evidence that a process is capable of consistently delivering quality products.” This is in contrast to the classical definition as perhaps best emphasized in the device regulations under 21 CFR 820.75:

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  • How Do I Follow The Trail?

    1 May, 2014 by Jamie Colgin, President, Colgin Consulting, Inc.

    One of the most effective audits I ever participated in started with a systems-naive auditor asking a simple question: "Imagine I'm a sample arriving at your loading dock. What happens to me?" We proceeded down the trail together, following the sample through the processes of accessioning, analysis, reporting, and storage.

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  • How to Conduct Better Effectiveness Checks and Management Reviews within Your CAPA Process

    24 July, 2014 by Lisa Weeks, Marketing Communications, MasterControl

    In the final segment of a three-part QEM/CAPA webinar series, quality expert Ken Peterson discusses the importance of effectiveness checks within the CAPA process. He also explains the difference between process verification and process validation, and why knowing which process to use (and when to use it) is paramount to a successful CAPA methodology. Peterson closes the webinar by summarizing the current models and best practices being used in management review, data collection, and charting to enhance CAPA decision making in all areas of your business. This is a summary of that discussion. If you wish to view the webinar in its entirety, please click on the link provided at the end of the post.

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  • The Nine Elements of Lean Configuration

    18 September, 2014 José Ignacio Mora, Owner, Atzari Enterprises, L.L.C.

    The allure of finally terminating your paper quality management system (QMS) feels very liberating. You can see the excitement in everyone's eyes during the new QMS software presentation.  Gone will be the days of paper engineering change notice---everything will be circulated and approved electronically and finally everyone will have time to do their jobs. They can hardly wait to tell their cubicle buddies about the new world they will soon live in.

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