This webinar will provide valuable guidance to regulated companies in development, implementation, or refinement of their manufacturing process verification and validation programs.
It will evaluate validation practices that are more in agreement with ICH Q7 and Q8 than previously accepted validation methods, and will provide thought-provoking questions for FDA-regulated companies. Enhanced use of existing FDA tools by a company will be discussed. What are the expected industry trends for the future as indicated by recent FDA and other guidance documents, for which companies should now prepare?
Why You Should Attend:
The FDA expects companies to perform meaningful, results driven manufacturing process validation, now including considering life cycle issues. While the company is held fully responsible for deciding how it will conduct process validation, alternate approaches require longer and more stringent documented rationale. Growing high-profile field problems indicate that validation and change control and its effect on regulatory review activities are not yet fully utilizing the power of current FDA guidance and associated tools, which must be a part of such an analysis.
A growing push by the Agency to toughen the regulatory process in the U.S. is one result. Current methods are claimed to not be providing the product safety or efficacy seemingly promised. For most companies, the fixes are not rocket-science, but require the implementation of formal methods with documented and defensible rationale.
Areas Covered In The Session:
- Validation vs. Verification: Which One?
- Key process validation requirements
- Current expectations
- Recent process validation guidance documents
- Protocol preparation
- Lifecycle considerations
- IQ, OQ, and PQ
- Expectations for the future as indicated by ICH Q7 and Q8
- The “Controlled Process”
Who Should Attend:
- Quality Assurance Departments
- Regulatory Affairs Departments
- Research and Development Departments
- Engineering Departments
- Production Departments
- Senior Management
- Everyone tasked with process verification and validation
Course Director: JOHN E. LINCOLN
John E. Lincoln, is Principal of J. E. Lincoln and Associates LLC, a consulting company with over 36 years experience in U.S. FDA-regulated industries, 22 of which are as an independent consultant. John has worked with companies from start-up to Fortune 100, in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, China and Taiwan. He specializes in quality assurance, regulatory affairs, QMS problem remediation and FDA responses, new / changed product 510(k)s, process / product / equipment QMS and software validations, ISO 14971 product risk management files / reports, Design Control / Design History Files, Technical Files, CAPA systems and analysis.
He’s held positions in Manufacturing Engineering, QA, QAE, Regulatory Affairs, to the level of Director and VP (R&D). In addition, John has prior experience in military, government, electronics, and aerospace. He has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals, conducted workshops and webinars worldwide on CAPA, 510(k)s, risk analysis / management, FDA / GMP audits, validation, root cause analysis, and others. He writes a recurring column for the Journal of Validation Technology. John is a graduate of UCLA.