Dr Wolfgang Schumacher, SPC, formerly F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Switzerland
Process Validation and equipment qualification are essential requirements in GMP. With the revisions in FDA Process Validation Guidance and the EU GMP Guide Annex 15 an Process Validation life cycle has been introduced. Risk analysis is the new “buzz word” in validation and qualification.
In the majority of GMP inspections Process Validation and Equipment Qualification aspects are covered. Although there are guidelines from the EU (Annex 15) and the FDA (Process Validation Guidance) details are still open or not well explained. Also other regulatory guidelines (WHO, ASTM…) don´t give hints in details. So, there is a lack of Interpretation.
The addressees of the event are beginners involved in Process Validation and Equipment Qualification activities such as Subject Matter Experts for validation, heads of quality assurance, engineering department heads, etc. It also addresses members of validation teams (e.g. engineers, chemists, pharmacists, microbiologists) as well as representatives of the plant engineering department and consultants, who wants to get an insight of the Topics.