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The USP has released a revision of Chapter <1058> on Analytical Instrument Qualification. This chapter set the fundamental requirements on the qualification of different types of instruments in the laboratory. Get more information on the new USP Chapter <1058>.
The EMA published a refelection paper on the current regulatory testing requirements for medicinal products for human use and opportunities for implementation of the 3Rs. It is part of the EU strategy that principles of Replacement, Reduction and Refinement must be considered systematically at all times when animals are used for scientific purposes in the EU.
In the beginning of 2015 the FDA has published a draft guideline about GMP for Combination Products. Now the final version has been published. What are the differences between the draft and the final version of the FDA Guideline for Combination Products?
In 2014 the European Medicines Agency (EMA) issued the Guideline on setting health based exposure limits for use in risk identification in the manufacture of different medicinal products in shared facilities. This publication triggered a discussion about the Permitted Daily Exposure (PDE) values in the Pharmaceutical and even in the API Industry, especially regarding crosscontamination and cleaning validation. Now a draft of a Q&A paper from the EMA provides some concretisation.
The manufacturer of APIs and medicinal products Wockhardt in India received an FDA Warning Letter at the end of December 2016. During the inspection, it had been observed that both in GC and HPLC analytics OOS results were excluded from the official records. Get more information about the current Wockhardt FDA Warning Letter.