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The roles of the Heads of Production & QC and the Qualified Person

In this video, we look at “The roles of the Heads of Production & QC and the Qualified Person” and what GMP’s requirements are when it comes to roles and responsibilities as well as the specific duties of these three individuals.

QP Medicinal Chemistry course approved by Royal Society of Chemistry

We are very pleased to announce that our online QP Medicinal Chemistry and Thereupeutics module has recently been approved by the Royal Society of Chemistry. Read this article to access some of the video content from this online course.

Design Criteria for an Effective QMS

Most of you will already have a QMS that has already been designed so  the contents of this video will help you to consider how you can evolve an existing QMS to cope with new regulatory...

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Read our articles on regulatory developments of interest to trainee and qualified QP’s as well as news about our pharmaceutical training courses. The 3 most recent QP articles are shown in the slider and the rest are shown in date order below.

Duties of key personnel in GMP – Part 3 (Engineering)

From Parts 1 and 2 of this post we highlighted that there is no formal need for an Engineering Manager or Department in GMP. In the manufacture of medicines the equipment used and the environment it is located in has a massive impact on product quality. The role of the Engineering Manager is therefore critical.

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Duties of key personnel in GMP – Part 2 (Quality Assurance)

From Part 1 of this post we highlighted that there is no formal need for a QA Manager or Department in GMP.  EU GMP does require you to have a QA system, but there is no mention of who should manage the system.  In a number of courses that I have presented in the past...

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Proposed update to EU GMP Chapter 2 “Personnel”

This article provides an overview of the current proposed changes to EU GMP Chapter 2 on Personnel.  As with similar blog articles before on Chapters 4, 5 and 8 readers are reminded that the proposed update is still in the DRAFT format (Chapter 2 Draft) and is...

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ISO 9001 versus GMP – Part 2

A lot has been said about ISO 9001 in the pharmaceutical industry.  This article tries to compare the two fairly.  You should read Part 1 first to get some idea of the differences.  One of the main problems of comparing GMP and ISO is that the two standards are not...

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ISO 9001 versus GMP – Part 1

A lot has been said about ISO 9001 in the pharmaceutical industry.  With pros and cons and comparisons to GMP made all the time.  This will be discussed more in a later article, but as a starter I have listed the clauses of ISO 9001 below.  Those in purple  text are...

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Proposed update to EU GMP Chapter 5 “Production”

What’s new in the latest version? The EU GMP Chapter 5 on Production is currently being reviewed.  A draft update document is currently available.  This article is a commentary on the DRAFT version currently in circulation.  Many of the suggested updates are in-line...

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Proposed update to EU GMP Chapter 4 “Documentation”

 What’s new in the latest version?  The EU GMP Chapter 4 on Documentation came into force on 30th June 2011.  Many of the updates were in-line with existing good practices.  Some of the main changes are summarised below.  You should refer to the actual...

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Proposed EU GMP Annex 16 update

The deadline for public comments on the concept paper on revising EU GMP Annex 16 - Certification by a Qualified Person and batch release is due in just a few weeks. Closing date is 31st January 2012. Problem statements (from the concept paper) What is the minimum a...

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