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Faculty: Saurabh Joshi ‎ ‎ ‎‎ ‎ ‎ |‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ ‎ Code: FDB3510

  • Date: 4/5/2024 10:00 AM - 4/5/2024 11:00 AM
  • Time zone: Eastern Time (US/Canada) Online Event


Equipment qualification and process validation is a cumbersome activity if realistic but compliant approach is not applied. This session should help responsible personnel and teams to apply efforts in right direction to ensure regulator satisfaction at the same time help company operationalize full potential of both process and equipment/system.

Lack of adequate qualification or validation is a common FDA inspectional observation and FDA Warning Letter violation. Those involved in equipment qualification, manufacturing and process validation will benefit from a review of the relevant FDA rules, written and unwritten. Those involved in hosting FDA inspections will also benefit.

Areas Covered in the Session :

  • Qualification vs. Validation vs. Verification
  • Process Validation vs. Equipment Qualification
  • Stages of Process Validation (practical approach in FDAs framework)
  • Specifications, When to test, What to test, How much to test
  • Elements of Protocols (IQ, OQ, PQ)
  • Deliverables
  • Role of QMS

Who Should Attend:

  • Quality Assurance Departments
  • Validation and Qualification Teams
  • Engineering Departments
  • Manufacturing Departments
  • Operations Departments
  • Maintenance Teams
  • Every Personnel responsible for Qualification of Equipment and Validation of Processes

Course Director: SAURABH JOSHI


Saurabh is an industry professional with >20 years of experience in working in the areas of Quality operation, Quality systems, Tech. transfer Quality, Compliance, Validation and Qualifications. He has worked with reputed companies like Cipla, Microlabs, Wockhardt India and EU, Torrent, Sun Pharma and Alembic. He has led regulatory inspections like USFDA, MHRA, WHO GMP (Geneva), HPRA etc and has executed robotics and automation projects for industry 4.0 transformation.

From shopfloor at site to leading corporate level function and consulting world’s oldest pharmaceutical company- Merck specialties Pvt. Ltd. (A Merck KGaA, Darmstadt Germany company), Saurabh has delivered value in his assignments.

He’s currently working with ValGenesis as Director-Industry solution. In his role he’s responsible for expanding customer outreach and demonstrate platform capabilities with ValGenesis’s solutions to lifescience companies.