Quality Systems

Sep 01, 2003
Pharmaceutical Technology Europe
In an interview earlier this year (Bio-IT World, April 2003), Janet Woodcock, director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), stated that "The original intent of the rule (21 CFR Part 11) was to facilitate the introduction of electronic technology to the process of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) submissions, as well as manufacturing and production. Part 11 was created to provide common-sense guidelines on how to do in the electronic world what was previously done on paper. During the last 5 years, however, confusion regarding what is included in the regulation and how to enforce it was impeding the introduction of new technology. The rule had created exactly the opposite of what was intended."
Jun 01, 2003
Pharmaceutical Technology Europe
Good laboratory practice (GLP) regulations became effective in 1979 under 21 CFR Part 58 and apply to all non-clinical safety studies intended to support research permits or marketing authorizations. This article introduces some key elements regarding the application of GLP regulations as a quality system and how GLPs are perceived internationally.
May 01, 2003
Pharmaceutical Technology Europe
On 20 February 2003, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a new draft guidance relating to 21 CFR Part 11. The new guidance mainly affects the compliance requirements of systems with a low risk and low impact on product quality; however, systems with a high risk and high impact on product quality, such as chromatography data systems or laboratory information management systems (LIMS), remain unaffected, as this article describes.
Jan 01, 2003
Pharmaceutical Technology
By Pharmaceutical Technology Editors
A procedures system must be well designed and managed to be effective and efficient.
Nov 01, 2002
Pharmaceutical Technology Europe
The security of documents in the pharmaceutical industry has become a critical issue since the advent of electronic data transfer. Companies in Europe must comply with 21 CFR Part 11 if they sell in the US. The regulations also require that secure, computer-generated, time-stamped audit trails are used to record the date and time of operator entries and actions that create, modify or delete electronic records. In particular, the record change must not obscure previously recorded information.
Jul 01, 2002
Pharmaceutical Technology
Following a step-by-step approach to software development involves planning, analysis, construction, and implementation.
Jun 01, 2002
Pharmaceutical Technology
By Pharmaceutical Technology Editors
A new set of proposed GMP standards for excipents may present more problems than benefits.
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