6 Must-Have Qualities in a LIMS Vendor: What You Can’t Afford to Overlook 

Choosing the right Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) vendor is a critical decision for any pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing company. The right vendor not only ensures compliance with stringent regulatory standards but also enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of your laboratory operations. Here are six must-have qualities to look for in a LIMS vendor.  […]

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Enhancing Efficiency and Effectiveness: The Positive Impact of CSA on CSV Programs 

In the pharmaceutical industry, computerized systems (hardware, software, processes) play a critical role in creating and managing data, producing products, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. 21 CFR Parts 210 and 211 contain aspects which drive the need for computer system validation (CSV). Of course, there is 21 CFR Part 11 (electronic records and signatures) […]

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Staff Augmentation for CSV Services: A Cost-Effective Solution for Your Business  

Pharmaceutical manufacturing is a highly regulated industry that requires strict adherence to quality and regulatory requirements. However, staffing shortages or a backlog of projects can put companies at risk of non-compliance and costly delays. In such cases, staff augmentation services can provide an effective solution for pharmaceutical manufacturers to meet their CSV needs. In this […]

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FDA’s Computer Software Assurance Guidelines 

In Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated industries, computer systems and software play a critical role in managing data, controlling processes, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. To ensure the safety, efficiency, and quality of pharmaceutical products, the FDA has established specific regulations and guidance documents that outline the requirements for computer system validation (CSV) […]

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What is ERP Validation

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) validation is a critical step for FDA-regulated industries, to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards. This process ensures that the ERP system accurately and consistently tracks and records critical data, such as product information and manufacturing processes. In this blog post, we will discuss why it is necessary to […]

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Testing and Risk-Based Computer System Validation

Performance Validation recently featured an introductory post on risk-based computer system validation. It is an approach by which one can focus the validation effort on critical business and regulatory requirements and reduce the need for excessive testing and redundancy. A fundamental aspect of this approach is to leverage software vendor functional testing. This permits the […]

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Promoting a Validation Mindset: Overview

Among our cadre of validation engineers and specialists we offer an experienced and knowledgeable team of personnel whose area of expertise is focused on the delivery of validation services for computerized systems. With decades of combined experience in the computerized systems validation field, our team has gained an informed point of view of what constitutes […]

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Part 11 Compliance Considerations for SCADA Systems

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems are tremendous assets in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and other FDA regulated manufacturing industries, providing cost efficiencies and improving the consistency of product quality. They have also enabled the industries to move from hardcopy to electronic production records. Systems used for manufacturing pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and other regulated […]

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