Sampling of materials is one of the most important processes in pharmaceutical companies. Regulatory agencies require a sampling plan that utilizes basic elements of statistical analysis or provides a scientific rationale for taking a representative sample according to the lot size. According to the revised Chapter 6 of EU GMP Guide, the sampling plan used should be appropriately justified and based on a risk management approach. Representative samples should be taken and recorded in accordance with approved written procedures. FDA requires as well in the Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR Part 211.84) that sampling should be done upon statistical criteria.
This webinar is directed at all those employees from quality control units and production units in the pharmaceutical industry who are competent or responsible for sampling, testing and release of starting materials (APIs and excipients), packaging materials (primary and secondary) as well as finished pharmaceutical products. This course is also of interest to personnel from quality assurance and to those employees from API, excipient or packaging material suppliers who want to get a comprehensive yet compact overview of the requirements on sampling.
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This webinar will give you a comprehensive overview of the regulatory and quality related aspects of sampling.
The following topics will be covered:
Regulations: US GMPs, EU GMPs, WHO, PIC/S
Articles sampled in pharma and bio-tech (discrete units vs. granular or liquid materials)
Good quality practice around sampling (documentation incorporation into the LIMS system)