Sponsors of EU clinical trials, where the QP is currently located in the UK, need to establish an EU-QP by the end of the transition period. In addition the sponsor of a clinical trial or a legal representative must be established in the EU. Read more here.
The VDI (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure, Association of German Engineers) has re-issued Part 2 of VDI Standard 6022 on the requirements for hygiene training of persons entrusted with HVAC systems. The latest valid version of this document dates from 1999.
The new ISO Technical Report on Post-Market Surveillance for medical devices has been published this month. It shall help to implement a Post-Market Surveillance Process according to (EU) MDR 2017 / 745.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning letter to Washington Homeopathic Products, Inc. due to specific violations of CGMP regulations. These violations include failure to establish an adequate quality control unit, failure to conduct at least one test to verify the identity of each component of a drug product, and failure to establish and document the accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, and reproducibility of test methods.
The new ISO TR ISO/TR 24971:2020 Guidance on Risk Management for medical devices has been published last month. This Technical Report provides additional guidance on how to implement a Risk Management System according to ISO 14971.
Once again, the lack of laboratory data integrity, beside other observations, caused the issuance of a US-American FDA Warning Letter and resulted in deficiencies mainly focused on the solvent recovery processes.
The European Commission (EC), the Heads of Medicines Agencies (HMA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) released a Q&A document to address challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The document is updated continuously and includes new Q&As relating to pharmacovigilance activities like CAPAs, Audits and Remote-Inspections.
The recently published final assessment report of the CHMP describes in great detail the state of knowledge on nitrosamines in human medicinal products. All you need to know about risk assessment, calculation of limit values and analysis of nitrosamine contamination can be found in this document.
The costs for construction - but also for reconstructions - vary considerably. Tenders for this also often vary considerably. Currently, there are two interesting developments in this area: the increased use of bending machines and the renunciation of chemical passivation. Read more here.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published the final version of its guideline on the use of the different pharmaceutical water qualities. The revision had become necessary due to the possibility to produce WFI using methods other than distillation. Read more here.
Regulatory authorities around the world want to work together more closely on the basis of Covid-19 and have identified three areas for this: research during pregnancy, medicines in clinical trials and monitoring of vaccines. Read more here.
In order to ensure a smooth and efficient cooperation between the authorities and marketing authorisation holders even in the times of Covid-19, the documentation and templates to facilitate the handling of marketing authorisations have now been bundled, listed and published on the website of the HMA (Heads of Medicines Agencies).