Laboratories

26
Sep

Data Integrity Series: Episode 4

Episode #4 of our six-part Data Integrity video series focuses on Systems and Processes, two more essential elements for minimizing and eliminating data integrity issues. The video explains the four key points of Systems and Processes necessary for establishing a world-class data integrity program and the two primary controls that well-established Systems and Processes provide. […]

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08
Sep

Data Integrity Series: Episode 3

Our latest video in the Lachman Consultants Data Integrity Series, “People and Organization – The First Essential Elements of a World-Class Data Integrity Program” reveals how good people and organization practices can have a most pronounced impact on reducing your overall data integrity risk. How well is your company incorporating people and organization into its […]

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31
Aug
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System and Sample Suitability – Know the Whole Story!

Within the draft ICH Q14 “Analytical Procedure Development” guidance document (here), Section 6 refers to  the Analytical Procedure Control Strategy. This should be developed prior to and confirmed via Analytical Method Validation. A key component of the Analytical Procedure Control Strategy is System Suitability (SST), but the guidance document also makes reference to sample suitability: […]

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10
Aug

Data Integrity Series: Episode 2

Traditionally, data integrity programs have focused on electronic systems, but to keep pace with the industry, your company must evolve. Achieving digital maturity requires companies to develop a multi-dimensional program of governance for their data. Learn what a well-conceived program that achieves lasting data integrity consists of. “The primary purpose of this message is solely […]

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03
Jun

Data Integrity Series: Episode 1

FDA warning letters have doubled since 2015 and more than 50% of observations involve data integrity. Fines up to $1 million per incident are possible. Get prepared and avoid the fines. “The primary purpose of this message is solely to educate and inform. Lachman Consultants Services, Inc. assumes no liability for the accuracy and completeness […]

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08
Dec

A Virtual Solution: Lachman Consultants’ Webinar Details Top Strategies & Tools for Remote Auditing and FDA Inspection Preparation

The Coronavirus pandemic has forced organizations worldwide to adjust current business goals and objectives drastically. One priority that hasn’t changed for companies regulated by the FDA is inspection preparedness and compliance. Although this process typically requires working on-site with qualified third-party experts, auditing for FDA inspection preparedness can now occur over a remote connection as […]

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12
Aug

Analytical Data Review:  The Thankless Job

In any analytical laboratory that performs cGMP testing, data review is required.  However, to an analytical chemist that prefers benchwork, reviewing the data of a fellow analyst is often deemed an undesirable chore.  The data reviewer rarely gets a “Thank you” for pointing out irregularities in documentation.  The role of the data reviewer is to […]

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01
Jun

Data Integrity: Beyond Electronic Records

Contract Pharma recently published an article written by Timothy Rhines, Ph.D., Director in the Science and Technology Practice of Lachman Consultants. He discusses how to get your data integrity house in order. Here is a brief excerpt from the article: “The global pharmaceutical industry has been grappling with the regulatory agencies’ focus on data integrity […]

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21
Feb
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Data Integrity – Management’s Responsibilities

Since the initial April 2016 draft published, the pharmaceutical industry has been working to toward complying with the FDA guidance on Data Integrity and Compliance With Drug CGMP (here) which was finalized in December 2018.  One passage in the introduction of the guidance has resonated with me: “Management’s involvement in and influence on these strategies […]

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18
Feb
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Out-of-Specification Investigations – Lessons Learned, or Not?

The FDA Guidance for Industry, Investigating Out‑of-Specification (OOS) Test Results for Pharmaceutical Production, was published in October 2006 (here).  The pharmaceutical industry has had about 14 years to learn how to comply to this guidance.  A quick survey of recent Form 483s and Warning Letters would indicate that there is still much to be learned […]

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