Column: Focus on Quality

Sep 01, 2015
Spectroscopy
Changes have been proposed to the United States Pharmacopeia Chapter <1058> on analytical instrument qualification. Here is what you need to know about the impact of those changes on the qualification of analytical instruments and laboratory computerized systems.
Apr 01, 2015
Spectroscopy
This month we discuss ISO Guide 80, "Guidance for the In-House Preparation of Quality Control Materials.
Dec 01, 2014
Special Issues
The European regulations on good manufacturing practices (GMPs) — Annex 11 — are having a strong influence on good laboratory practice (GLP) and good clinical practice (GCP).
Nov 29, 2014
Spectroscopy
The European regulations on good manufacturing practices (GMPs) — Annex 11 — are having a strong influence on good laboratory practice (GLP) and good clinical practice (GCP).
Oct 29, 2014
Spectroscopy
By Spectroscopy Editors
Recently, regulators in both the United States and United Kingdom issued guidance concerning laboratory data integrity that followed serious noncompliances found during inspections. Here, we explore what this guidance means for spectroscopy systems used for analysis in regulated laboratories and derive some common-sense guidance that you can follow.
Sep 01, 2014
Spectroscopy
By Spectroscopy Editors
A closer look at the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention's (USP) draft general chapter <1029> on good documentation practices.
Apr 01, 2014
Spectroscopy
By Spectroscopy Editors
A review of the United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) stimulus paper on the revision process to adopt quality-by-design principles for the development, validation, and operation of analytical procedures used for good manufacturing practice (GMP) analysis — and how it compares to a draft guidances by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for industry on validation of analytical and bioanalytical procedures.
Dec 01, 2013
Spectroscopy
By Spectroscopy Editors
When a laboratory — particularly a regulated GxP laboratory — contemplates using the cloud, finding a suitable supplier is critical
Nov 01, 2013
Spectroscopy
By Spectroscopy Editors
A risk assessment helps determine the amount of qualification and validation work necessary to show that instruments and computerized laboratory systems are fit for their intended purpose. Here's how to do it.
Sep 01, 2013
Spectroscopy
By Spectroscopy Editors
In pharmaceutical contract manufacturing, the work of analytical scientists is covered by a quality agreement, which is prepared by personnel in the quality control or quality assurance department and focuses on the laboratory analyses provided. But what exactly are quality agreements, why do we need them, who should be involved in writing them, and what should they contain? Here, we answer those questions.
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