Industry Insights

  1. 5 Questions To Ask Your CDMO: #2 – Can You Tell Me About A Project Where Things Went Wrong?
    10/2/2018

    Taking a potential drug from candidate selection through clinical development and eventual commercialization is a challenging process. It is not a question of if something unexpected will happen, but when. And when the inevitable problem occurs, how will your CDMO tackle this situation?

  2. FDA’s Top 5 Drug GMP Inspection Citations In FY2018 — With FDA Analysis
    9/16/2019

    This is the second part of a two-part article counting down the FDA’s top 10 most-common drug GMP inspection citations for the agency’s 2018 fiscal year (FY2018).

  3. Analysis: FDA’s Draft Guidance On Premarket Combination Products Review
    9/20/2019

    Guideline on the Quality Requirements for Drug-Device Combinations (EU) and Principles of Premarket Pathways for Combination Products (U.S.) are the latest attempts to regulate combination products. Here, we examine the two guidances in detail, beginning with the U.S. regulatory guidance.

  4. Justification & Qualification Of Visual Inspection For Cleaning Validation In A Low-Risk, Multiproduct Facility
    8/3/2018

    Proposals for the use of visual inspection (VI) as an analytical method for cleaning validation have been rising for several years now. This article recommends the use of statistical techniques, and suggests how VI could be implemented as part of a strategy in a cleaning validation program based on risk level.

  5. Trade Compliance: The Increasing Challenge Of Transporting Material In And Outside Of The US
    5/28/2019

    Have you noticed that it has become increasingly difficult to transport your material into and out of the United States? That’s because it has!

  6. Combination Products Vs. Combination Therapies: What's The Difference?
    11/2/2018

    As technology advances and experimentation with existing approved entities broadens, the use of “combinations” will continue, and the proper use of them will depend on regulatory professionals reminding development teams of the differences as data becomes available.

  7. Yugos & Dueseys: What “Classic” Cars Can Teach Us About Aging Facility Risks
    12/14/2016

    With an increasing number of pharmaceutical plants having been in service for decades, the topic of aging facilities has become a major concern for regulatory agencies. And rightfully so — aging facilities can contribute to quality issues and drug shortages, among other problems. But what exactly is an aging facility?

  8. The Challenge And Promise Of Pediatric Device Innovation
    6/5/2019

    There exist far fewer pediatric devices than adult devices on the market, meaning one of the most vulnerable patient populations also is one of the most underserved. 

  9. How To Bulletproof Your Quality Training Programs
    1/25/2017

    Lack of proper training remains a systemic problem. However, proper training can ensure that employees integrate quality and agency requirements into everyday activities.

  10. Why Data Integrity Is Impossible Without A Quality Culture
    2/19/2019

    For successful establishment and sustainability of a quality culture, “the mindset and behavior... must start at the top and be emulated by individuals at all levels and in all functions within the company.”