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Richard Forsyth* is an associate director in global clinical GMP quality with Merck & Co., Inc, WP53C-307, West Point, PA 19486, tel. 215.652.7462,
fax 215.652.7106, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeffrey Hartman** is a validation manager in regulatory and analytical sciences with Merck & Co., Inc., WP97B-120, West Point, PA 19486, tel.
215.652.8101, fax 215.652.3314, email@example.com
and Vince Van Nostrand is a research chemist in medicinal chemistry with Merck and Co., Inc.
*To whom pilot-plant correspondence should be addressed.
** To whom manufacturing correspondence should be addressed.
Submitted: May 16, 2006. Accepted: June 21, 2006.
Keywords: cleaning, inspection, risk management, validation, visible residue limit, VRL