GMP News - Aseptic / Microbiology

17.05.17

Warning Letter for Brazilian Manufacturer of Antibiotics

In the course of an FDA inspection at a Brazilian manufacturer of antibiotics, the inspector observed a few serious GMP violations which led ultimately to a Warning Letter. Read more about the FDA Warning Letter issued to the company Antibioticos Do Brasil Ltda.

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30.03.17

Warning Letter for Japanese Sterile Manufacturer

Insufficient environmental monitoring as well as inexistent smoke studies on a RABS (Restricted Access Barrier System) resulted in a Warning Letter for the Japanese manufacturer Sato Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.

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25.01.17

Serious FDA Warning Letter issued to European Manufacturer of sterile Drugs, Part 2

As a consequence of significant GMP violations, the US-American FDA issued an unusually serious Warning Letter to a Hungarian company on 13 October 2016. Serious also because the authority put this company on import alert until the violations are corrected. Learn more on the 2016 FDA Warning Letter to Teva Pharmaceutical Works Private Ltd.

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13.12.16

Serious FDA Warning Letter issued to European Manufacturer of sterile Drugs, Part 1

Following serious GMP violations, the American FDA issued an unusually severe Warning Letter to a Hungarian company in October 2016. Severe also because the authority put the company on the list of import bans until the defects have been fixed. Learn more about the 2016 FDA Warning Letter to Teva Pharmaceutical Works Private.

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25.10.16

Use of Nucleic Acid Tests to Reduce the Risk of Transmission of West Nile Virus

The FDA published the final version of the Guidance for Industry" Use of Nucleic Acid Tests to Reduce the Risk of Transmission of West Nile Virus from Living Donors of Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue-Based Products (HCT/Ps)".

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25.10.16

FDA Updates on Multistate Outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia Infections

An FDA investigation associated with a multistate outbreak has identified the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia in more than 10 lots of oral liquid docusate sodium manufactured. More details at the FDA Updates on Multistate Outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia Infections.

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31.08.16

Extensive Warning Letter for Indian Manufacturer of Sterile Medicinal Products - Part 3

Once again, the American FDA has addressed a Warning Letter to an Indian Manufacturer of sterile medicinal products. Major and serious violations of GMP principles were identified at the Indian Manufacturer Emcure Pharmaceuticals Limited. Part 3 of this news will deal with the issue of insufficient documentation. You will find more information on the most important deficiencies in this Warning Letter here.

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28.07.16

EDQM announces revision of general chapter Monocyte Activation Test (2.6.30)

On 23 June, the EDQM in Strasbourg announced the revision of the pharmacopoeial general chapter 2.6.30 on Monocyte Activation Test.

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28.07.16

EDQM Survey on new General Chapter on microbiological Control of Tissue

The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & Healthcare (EDQM) published a survey to gather information from relevant stakeholders for elaboration of a chapter on microbiological control of tissues.

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26.07.16

New Orientation for ECA Foundation RMM Working Group

The ECA Foundation's Rapid Microbiological Methods (RMM) Working Group was originally established in June 2006 at the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI) - the German Federal Agency for Vaccines and Biomedicines. Now the Foundation announced a new orientation for its RMM Working Group.

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26.07.16

Revision of BAM Chapter 23: Microbiological Methods for Cosmetics

In May 2016, the FDA published some revisions in the text of the Bacteriological Analytical Manual, Chapter 23, "Microbiological Methods for Cosmetics".

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06.07.16

Italian Manufacturer receives FDA Warning Letter for Hygiene Issues

On 20 May 2016, the U.S. American FDA published a Warning Letter for major hygiene issues in aseptic manufacturing. Find out more about the Warning Letter issued for the Italian manufacturer Corden Pharma Latina S.p.A.

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06.04.16

New Extensive Warning Letter for Indian Manufacturer of Sterile Medicinal Products - Part 1

Again, the US American FDA has issued a Warning Letter to a manufacturer of sterile medicinal products. Comprehensive and serious violations of GMP principles were observed at the Indian manufacturer Emcure Pharmaceuticals Limited. Part 1 of the News deals with the topic insufficient aseptic practices. Read more about the most significant deviations in the Warning Letter.

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09.03.16

Non-Compliance Reports for European Manufacturers of Sterile Medicinal Products

The Spanish and the Polish competent authorities have currently published two Non-Compliance Reports because of major deviations in the manufacturing of sterile medicinal products. Read more details about the new Non-Compliance reports.

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23.12.15

Pharmeuropa - Comments concerning revised texts about Bacterial Endotoxins

In December the EDQM published the comments concerning revised texts of chapter 5.1.10. Guidelines for using the Test for Bacterial Endotoxins. Find out more about the scope and the added specific points in the Test for Bacterial Endotoxins Guideline.

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