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You will be updated on the latest regulatory developments and learn how to apply the respective paradigms in Pharmaceutical Development to be better able to design strategies for the implementation of Quality by Design (QbD) according to ICH Q8 and ICH Q11.
In workshops, you will discuss elements and methodologies associated with ICH Q8 and ICH Q11. All this will be illustrated with examples and case studies.
The impact of ICH Q8, Q9, Q10, and Q11 is changing both the regulatory expectations and the strategies of Pharmaceutical Development, and this impact will continue to grow, especially in view of the emerging ICH Q12 Guideline.
The QbD concept described in ICH Q8 and ICH Q11 have to be seen as an overarching paradigm and an interdisciplinary approach across the product lifecycle. It also systematically emphasises enhanced product and process understanding throughout the product lifecycle.
Ideally, application of ICH Q8 and ICH Q11 elements already starts in the early design phase of a drug product where both patient needs and process design are considered. The QbD concept requires a comprehensive understanding of the chemical and physical nature of the individual active substance(s) and excipients, and of the way their attributes interact in the formulation and how they bare impacted by the manufacturing process. During the design phase, it is important to establish the Quality Target Product Profile (QTPP), determine the Critical Quality Attributes (CQAs), identify Critical Process Parameters (CPPs) and Material Attributes (material CQAs) and to understand how the process parameters and material attributes affect the CQAs. The relationship between process inputs (material attributes and process parameters) and the CQAs is described in the Design Space and ensured during manufacturing with an enhanced control strategy, leading to improved process understanding, greater operational flexibility and opportunities for more efficient life cycle management activities.
ICH Q8 combined with the coming Q12 will open the door to a powerful era of refined, modern and efficient pharmaceutical development and optimization for those companies who are ready to invest in this new paradigm.
This training course is designed for all scientists, engineers, managers and executives from Pharmaceutical and Biotech Development units and support functions to Manufacturing, including Quality Assurance and Technical/CMC Regulatory Affairs, who are involved in the implementation of ICH Q8/Q11 elements.
QbD for Drug Products: Background and Practical Aspects