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September 01, 2021
Computerized system validation (CSV) has an uninspiring reputation for
being a slow, no-value-added activity that only wastes time and delays the
implementation of new software. Is that an accurate portrayal? And is it a
April 01, 2021
“SneakerNet,” or the manual transfer of data using a disk or USB stick from one computer system to another, should be long dead, but this noncompliant transfer process still survives.
December 01, 2020
The calibration and qualification of analytical systems is a journey, not an event.
November 01, 2020
Two recent warning letters show that the US FDA is substantially increasing the amount of remediation work it requires for companies to correct data integrity noncompliance. That work can be very expensive—far exceeding the cost of ensuring compliance in the first place.
September 01, 2020
Spreadsheets are often used to perform GMP-related calculations, but can lead to serious problems and unnecessary risk. We explain why the use of spreadsheets is heavily discouraged in a regulated laboratory environment.
April 01, 2020
When using infrared (IR) instruments in a regulated laboratory, it is essential to conduct meaningful performance qualification (PQ) tests to maintain compliance.
December 01, 2019
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an updated version of its Compliance Policy Guide for Pre-Approval Inspections (PAI). This article will guide you on this policy’s impact on analytical procedures and data included within regulatory submissions.
November 01, 2019
Data integrity has been the subject of many “Focus on Quality” columns over the past few years (1–5). However, we have never mentioned, let alone discussed, data quality.
September 01, 2019
Analysis of FDA Form 483 observations and warning letters for infrared spectrometers reveals a range of data integrity problems and a lack of laboratory procedures for the technique. Is your laboratory in the same situation?
April 01, 2019
In the current data-integrity–centric world, is outsourcing your spectroscopy work a good idea? To answer this question, one must consider several factors.