Validation in Pharmaceutical Analysis - Live Online Training Lifecycle Concept and Precision AND Accuracy, Specificity, Linearity and Quantitation Limit

Validation in Pharmaceutical Analysis - Live Online Training

Course No 19434

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ECA-Member*: EUR 1080,--
Regular Fee*: EUR 1280,--
EU/GMP Inspectorates*: EUR 1080,--
APIC Member Discount*: EUR 1080,--

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Dr Joachim Ermer, Ermer Quality Consulting, Germany


Besides regulatory expectations, these Live Online Training Courses provides practical recommendations and orientation for demonstration of the on-going suitability of analytical procedures. A rational and efficient validation approach is ultimately based on the respective routine application, which should be reflected in the validation design. This includes the identification of the relevant performance parameters, the selection of appropriate tests and calculations and, in particular, the establishment of acceptance criteria for the Evaluation.

Both Training Courses focus on the relevant validation characteristics as well as lifecycle aspects of analytical procedures and risk management principles


According to EU GMP Guide Part 1, Chapter 6, Quality Control (6.15) and US 21 CFR 211.194, analytical procedures must be suitable for their intended purpose. The regulatory requirements to validation of analytical procedures utilised for release and stability studies of drug substances and drug products are described in the ICH guideline Q2(R1). However, its degree of detail is rather low, and the discussion is mainly focused on chromatographic methods. The latter is one of the reasons for the started revision of the guideline, as well as inclusion of lifecycle and risk management aspects, which gained increasing attention in the last years.

Target Group

This Training is aimed at executives and employees from Quality Control, Quality Assurance, and regulatory who want to gain a better understanding of the GMP requirements as well as current trends and are interested in practical recommendations for an efficient design, execution, and evaluation of a successful analytical validation.

Technical Requirements

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Lifecycle Concept and Precision:
Regulatory Requirements and the Lifecycle Concept for Analytical Procedures
  •  ICH Q2-Guideline – requirements and gaps
  •  ICH Q2-Revision and Q14 Development of Analytical Procedures (intended changes and content)
  •  USP <1220> Draft: The Analytical Procedure Lifecycle
  •  Requirements to the analytical performance (Analytical Target Profile)
  •  Verification of compendial procedures
Performance Attributes of Analytical Procedures
  •  Validation characteristics and error types
  •  Distribution of analytical data
  •  Evaluation of performance parameters (simple, statistical)
  •  Efficient validation
  •  Precision levels (system precision, repeatability, intermediate precision, reproducibility)
  •  Acceptance limits for assay
    •  Derivation from probability, measurement uncertainty, tolerance factors
  •  Concentration dependency of precision (Horwitz function)
    •  Acceptance limits for impurities
  •  Design of precision studies and calculations
    •  Uncertainty of precisions: point estimators and confidence intervals
  •  Optimisation of precision by averaging (replication strategy)
    •  Precision of the reportable value (small molecules, bioassay)
    •  Assay for small molecules, bioassay
Workshop: Multiple Choice Questions (from Publications)
  •  How to avoid mistakes in validation
Accuracy, Specificity, Linearity and Quantitation Limit
  •  Comparison and recovery
  •  Statistical significance and equivalence tests
  •  Variability and expected difference between means
  •  Acceptance criteria for assay and impurity determinations
  •  Separate and combined evaluation of accuracy and precision
  •  Comparison and (chromatographic) separation
  •  Samples for investigation of specificity
  •  Peak purity investigations
  •  Gaps in the ICH Q2-Guideline
  •  Requirements to calibration models
    •  linear single-point and multiple-point calibration,
    •  non-linear calibration
    •  standard addition
  •  Statistical calculations (regression, suitable parameters)
  •  Acceptance criteria for calibration function
    •  residual and sensitivity plot
    •  ordinate intercept
Detection and Quantitation Limit
  •  Determination of the quantitation limit (blank procedures, from linearity, from precision)
  •  Is less more?
    •  Capability and requirement based quantitation limits
  •  Consideration of practical relevance (samples, concentration range for linearity approaches)
Workshop: Multiple Choice-Questions (from Publications)
  • How to avoid mistakes in validation

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