Fundamentals of Validation

Fundamentals of Validation

This course is designed to introduce technicians and professionals to the principles and regulatory requirements of current drug, biologic and medical product validation. A brief historical overview of regulatory requirements is followed by current requirements, user needs, process design and control, qualification, process validation, and cleaning validation activities. Hands-on activities are utlized to enhance understanding.

Audience

  • Technicians in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • Quality control personnel.
  • Engineering/maintenance personnel.
  • Quality assurance and regulatory affairs.

Topics Include

  • Factors precipitating FDA’s validation concept and approach.
  • Design, installation, operational, and performance qualification.
  • Foundational concepts and approaches established by FDA’s 1987 “Guideline on General Principles of Process Validation.”
  • The “Design Control” approach to medical device validation.
  • The influence and impact of CGMPs on validation
  • Validation principles updated by the 2011 FDA Guidance to Industry “Process Validation: General Principles and Practices.”
  • The regulatory basis for drug and medical device validation requirements.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of the motivation and purpose of medical product validation.
  • Differentiate between the qualification and validation practices.
  • Be orientated to requirements of the 2011 FDA Guidance to Industry "Process Validation: General Principles and Practices" and EudraLex Vol. 4 Annex 15 "Qualification and Validation."
Fundamentals of Validation

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Level: Intermediate

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Delivery Options

Face-to-Face
Delivered in a classroom or lab setting.
Live Instructor Led
Delivered online with a Live Instructor teaching the course at a scheduled date and time.

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