GMP News - Validation

04.04.14

Is the end of the periodic revalidation coming with the revision of Annex 15?

The planned revision of Annex 15 doesn't provide for a periodic revalidation any more. Can it therefore be dropped in the future? The following is an overview of the actual requirements concerning the periodic revalidation or its possible cancellation.

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26.03.14

Planned Annex 15 Revision: What Changes are really new in the Chapter on Cleaning Validation?

The number of sub items addressed in the chapter on cleaning validation regarding the revisions of Annex 15 has doubled. But what is really new? Get the answer here. 

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19.03.14

Annex 15 Survey: Take your Chance and comment the Draft Revision

The EU GMP Guide Annex 15 was originally published in 2001. At the end of October 2012, the EU has announced to revise it. Now the draft for the revision of Annex 15 is published. All in all there is an abundance of new requirements. Some new terms ar a bit "nebulous" and the whole document seems to be a little "spongy". Therefore, the ECA has set up a survey to get a feedback from the pharmaceutical industry. A summary of the feedback will be forwarded to the EU Commission and will also be published as news. Read more.

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19.03.14

Detailed analysis of EMA's new Guideline on Process Validation

It didn't really come as a surprise that EMA published its revised Guideline on Process Validation on 27 February 2014 after the publication of the draft on the revision of Annex 15 at the beginning of February. EMA had announced the revision in a concept paper already a long time ago. Read in the following a detailed analysis of the Guideline on Process Validation.

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12.03.14

EMA publishes New Process Validation Guideline

After the publication of the Annex 15 draft at the beginning of February 2014, the EMA made a move towards the revision of its process validation guideline. The final document was published on 27 February 2014. For a long time now, the EMA had already announced this revision in a concept paper. What's new?

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11.02.14

Revision of the EU GMP Annex 15 for Qualification and Validation published

The EU Commission has published the revision of the GMP Annex 15. Compared to the currently valid version the document has been revised extensively. Read more about the most important changes.

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04.12.13

FDA Warning Letter Statistics 2013 with regard to Process Validation / Qualification / Calibration

In previous GMP News, we presented FDA "Findings" in the complex topics validation / qualification / calibration in manufacturing with regard to medicinal products. Read the News to get the analysis of the 37 Warning Letters.

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02.10.13

Cleaning Validation Requirements in Asia

Since the nineties, cleaning validation has been one of the main validation topics discussed by the pharmaceutical industry and API manufacturers. Because of growing globalisation, countries in East Asia (Tiger States and Panther States) have also become interesting as consumer countries of APIs and/ or medicinal products. What about requirements on cleaning validation there? Read more here.

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26.09.13

FDA publishes Guideline Draft on the Registration of Production Sites

In our News from 11 September 2013, we reported about FDA's initiative to identify production sites according to a  uniform system. The topic seems to be crucial for the FDA as it has now released the draft of a "Guidance for Industry" entitled ... Read on.

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18.09.13

1997 - 2003 - 2013: Quo vadis 21 CFR 11?

What is the current status concerning US 21 CFR Part 11 - Electronic Records, Electronic Signatures? 16 years after the release of the regulation and 10 years after a period of intensiv discussion you can read a short  summary about the situation today. To read more see here.

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04.09.13

ASEAN Countries publish Draft of a Guideline on Process Validation

The member states of the Southeast Asian association (ASEAN) have released the draft of a process validation guideline under the management of Singapore. The title is "Guidance for Quality by Design as an alternative Approach to Process Validation". The document is composed of 10 pages and is very much in line with... Read more here.

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05.06.13

Results of ECA´s Validation Survey regarding the revision of Annex 15

With the finalisation of the new FDA Guidance on Process Validation in 2011, a validation life cycle has become state of the art. Accordingly it is planned to partly revise the process validation approach in Europe as well. The European Medicines Agency (ECA) has already issued a concept paper with regard to the EU Annex 15 and asked for comments; Reason enough for the ECA to set up a survey to find out the industry’s thoughts on the planned revision. Find out more about the results. 

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22.05.13

WHO publishes Draft on Revised Process Validation Guideline: Validation Life-Cycle Required

The WHO has published a proposal for the revision of its supplementary guideline on GMP validation (Annex 7: non-sterile process validation). The document composed of 11 pages introduces a validation life-cycle and is ... read more here.

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22.05.13

Qualification Guideline ASTM E2500 revised

The ASTM norm E2500 should provide a modern and alternative approach to qualification. The classical qualification levels DQ, IQ, OQ, PQ are not mentioned anymore but Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) who should take care of the organisation of verification. Moreover, Good Engineering Practice (GEP) is highly valued. The norm has now been revised. Read more here.

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24.04.13

FDA Guidance for Industry on Validation of Blood Establishment Computer Systems

Blood establishments use different and very specific computer systems. The FDA's new Guidance for Industry "Blood Establishment Computer Systems Validation in the User's Facility" published in April 2013 takes into consideration the particularities and validation approaches of such computerised systems. Read more here.

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