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Standard/non-standard processes

Standard/non-standard processes The non-standard process is determined by a combination of the nature of the active substance, the nature of the finished product, the actual process itself, and the production experience of the manufacturer. All biological products are considered to be non-standard. The following categories are examples of products or …

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Process validation scheme

Process validation scheme Traditional process validation Where validation data on production-scale batches are not provided with the application and traditional process validation is proposed, the process validation scheme described below should be submitted by the applicant. This should outline the formal process validation studies to be conducted on production-scale batches …

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Process validation (Continuous process verification) for finished products

Process validation (Continuous process verification) for finished products Process validation can be defined as documented evidence that the process, operated within established parameters can perform effectively and reproducibly to produce a medicinal product meeting its predetermined specifications and quality attributes (ICH Q7). Continuous process verification has been introduced to cover …

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Qualified Person

Qualified Persons A qualified person shall be in possession of a diploma, certificate, or other evidence of formal qualifications awarded on completion of a university course of study, or a course recognized as equivalent by the Member State concerned, extending over a period of at least four years of theoretical …

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DRUG DESIGN (AN OVERVIEW)

DRUG DESIGN (AN OVERVIEW) DRUG DESIGN DRUG DESIGN Approaches to drug discovery: Serendipity (luck) Chemical Modification Screening Rational Irrational, based on serendipity & Intuition Trial & error approach in DRUG DESIGN Time consuming with low through output No de novo design, mostly  “Me Too Approach” First generation Rational approach in …

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CHANGE CONTROL

CHANGE CONTROL Definition: Change control is a formal system by which a qualified representative of appropriate disciplines review proposed and actual changes that might affect the validated status. The intent is to determine the need for action that would ensure that the system is maintained in a validated state. Types …

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Quality Management System

Quality Management System Definition: A Quality Management System is a collection of policies, procedures, plans, resources, processes, practices, and the specification of responsibilities and authority of an organization designed to achieve product and service quality levels, customer satisfaction, and company objectives. Documentation: Quality Policy – describes the organization’s approach to …

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GUIDE TO INSPECTIONS OF HIGH PURITY WATER SYSTEMS

GUIDE TO INSPECTIONS OF HIGH PURITY WATER SYSTEMS I. SYSTEM DESIGN For parenteral products where there is a concern for pyrogens, it is expected that Water for Injection will be used, This applies to the formulation of products, as well as to the final washing of components and equipment used …

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HAZARD ANALYSIS OF CRITICAL CONTROL POINT (HACCP)

HAZARD ANALYSIS OF CRITICAL CONTROL POINT (HACCP) TABLE OF CONTENTS HAZARD ANALYSIS OF CRITICAL CONTROL POINT 1. Declaration. Quality Policy Quality Objectives Company Profile Layout of Plant Organization Chart HACCP Introduction HACCP Prerequisite Programs Seven Principles of HACCP Hazards HACCP Scope HACCP Team Responsibility Hazard Analysis Introduction Hazard Analysis for …

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Meanings of terms

Meanings of terms Alcohol: The term “alcohol” without qualification means ethanol (95 percent). Other dilutions of ethanol are indicated by the term “ethanol” or “alcohol” followed by a statement of the percentage by volume of ethanol (CZH60) required. Desiccator: A tightly closed container of suitable size and design that maintains an …

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HACCP VALIDATION REPORT

HACCP VALIDATION REPORT LIST OF CONTENTS S. No. CONTENTS PAGE No. 1.0 Objective 2.0 Scope 3.0 Reason for Validation 4.0 Responsibility 5.0 Procedure for Validation 6.0 Sampling Plan 7.0 Data Recording 8.0 Acceptance Criteria 9.0 Deviations 10.0 Conclusion and Recommendation OBJECTIVE: HACCP validation is the element of verification focused on …

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Engineering Documentation in Pharmaceutical Industry

Engineering Documentation in Pharmaceutical Industry Heat Load Calculations. AHU Zoning drawing with pressure differentials. Airflow diagram. Ducting layout. Piping Layout. Hepa Box G.A. Man Movements layout Material Movements layout The layout of Pressure difference and area classification in production Area Qualification Area Mapping Commissioning Report of HVAC System Airflow & …

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HPLC (Questions & answers)

Q.1- What is the difference between the C8 and C18? Answer: – C8 has 8 carbon atoms and C18 has 18 carbon atoms, C18 is more hydrophobic than C8 due to that C18 has a long retention time and C8 has a sort retention time (early). Q.2- What is the …

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Dissolution (Question & Answer)

Dissolution (Question & Answer) 1. Question: What is dissolution? Answer:  Dissolution is the time require to release the active drugs substances into liquid form in a dissolution medium under setup conditions (RPM, Time, and Temperature). 2. Question: What is USP chapter No. for Dissolution? Answer: USP chapter No, <711> 3. …

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Interview Questions & Answers (Quality Assurance)

Interview Questions & Answers (Quality Assurance) 1.What is Quality Assurance : Quality Assurance is a deep concept covering all matters that individually or collectively influence the quality of a product. It is the complete & whole of the arrangements made with the object of ensuring that the manufactured products are of …

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OOS (Out of Specification) As PER USFDA & MHRA

OOS (Out of Specification) Definition: It is defined as those results of the in-process or Finished which has been sed products testing, which falling out specified limit or acceptance Criteria which has been specified in the official Monograph or  Product registered  Specification. OOS was found due to the following reasons: …

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SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR MANUFACTURE OF METERED – DOSE INHALERS (MDI)

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR MANUFACTURE OF METERED–DOSE INHALERS (MDI) General .– Manufacture of Metered-Dose-Inhalers shall be done under conditions which shall ensure minimum microbial and particulate contamination. Assurance of the quality of components and the bulk product is very important. Where medicaments are in suspended state, uniformity of suspension shall be established. …

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SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR MANUFACTURE OF TOPICAL PRODUCTS

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR MANUFACTURE OF TOPICAL PRODUCTS i.e. EXTERNAL PREPARATIONS (CREAMS, OINTMENTS, PASTES, EMULSIONS, LOTIONS, SOLUTIONS, DUSTING POWDERS, AND IDENTICAL PRODUCTS). The entrance to the area where topical products are manufactured shall be through a suitable airlock. Outside the airlock, insectocutors shall be installed. The air to this manufacturing area …

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Environmental Monitoring

Environmental Monitoring – All environmental parameters listed under para 3.1 to 3.10 shall be verified and established at the time of installation and thereafter monitored at periodic intervals. The recommended frequencies of periodic monitoring shall be as follows: ( a ) Particulate monitoring in air – 6 Monthly (b) HEPA …

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SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR MANUFACTURE OF ORAL LIQUIDS (SYRUPS, ELIXIRS, EMULSIONS AND SUSPENSIONS)

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR MANUFACTURE OF ORAL LIQUIDS (SYRUPS, ELIXIRS, EMULSIONS AND SUSPENSIONS) Building And Equipment – The premises and equipment shall be designed, constructed, and maintained to suit the manufacturing of Oral Liquids. The layout and design of the manufacturing area shall strive to minimize the risk of cross-contamination and …

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