Happy Holidays – FDA Issues Highly Anticipated Revised Quality Metrics Guidance

On Thanksgiving Eve, FDA issued the revised Quality Metrics Guidance. Is the revised document something for industry to be thankful for? Let’s break it down:

  • Allowance for a phased-in, voluntary approach – This is something that many industry groups have been asking for, since the burden, as well as the complexity of collecting metrics from large,

12th Annual Scrip Awards

On November 30, 2016, the 12th Annual Scrip Awards will be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London. Lachman Consultants is proud to be a sponsor of the Executive of the Year category. We would like to congratulate all of the finalists in this category:

  • Eliot Forster, CEO of Immunocore
  • Mireille Gillings,

The Real Cost of Poor Data Integrity in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

An article authored by Jim Davidson, Ph.D, Vice President, recently appeared in the July-August issue of Pharmaceutical Engineering. This very timely article, “The Real Cost of Poor Data Integrity in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing”, has also been the subject of White Papers authored by LCS, as well as the topic of numerous industry symposia. Congrats to Jim on a job well done!

Is FDA Starting to Think (Again) About Cloud Computing?

In April 2016, the FDA published its much-anticipated draft Guidance on Data Integrity. This Guidance is a great way for industry and FDA to start and continue the dialogue about data integrity. An interesting note about this Guidance is that buried, deep down on line 142, is a mention of “cloud infrastructure” as a “system” as it relates to “computer or related systems” in § 211.68. Up until this point, the FDA has been largely silent on the use of cloud computing for FDA regulated systems, and industry has taken this silence to be, in many ways, a prohibition to its use.

White Paper: Navigating Through the Clouds in Life

Whether we embrace it or not, the Data and Application economy is upon us. Every business is, in some respects, a digital business, and in the digital realm things change FAST.

The term ‘cloud’ as a technology concept has been in use since at least 1971, but even as recently as 2009 companies like IBM were just introducing it to prospective clients.

Cloud Computing? Keep Your Head Out of the Clouds by Making Sure your Data is GxP Compliant

When most people hear of Amazon.com, they think of one of the largest online marketplaces for consumer products.  What people may not realize is that Amazon is also one of the largest providers for computer power for cloud computing through their subsidiary Amazon Web Services (AWS).  Running applications in the cloud is a relatively new concept for many industries,

Cloud Computing? Keep Your Head Out of the Clouds by Making Sure your Data is GxP Compliant

When most people hear of Amazon.com, they think of one of the largest online marketplaces for consumer products.  What people may not realize is that Amazon is also one of the largest providers for computer power for cloud computing through their subsidiary Amazon Web Services (AWS).  Running applications in the cloud is a relatively new concept for many industries,

 FDA Quality Metrics News

On 11/11/15, at the ISPE Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Russ Wesdyk from the FDA Office of Surveillance spoke about quality metrics. Since the FDA Metrics Guidance is still in draft and the comment period is still open, he didn’t provide any specifics about the Guidance itself. Since its issuance, industry has been studying and commenting on each and every aspect of the Guidance,