Key Points to Consider When Validating a Chromatography Data System (CDS)

CDS-Validation

Warning letters; fines; or even jail time—don’t let these consequences descend on your organization! Prevent bad outcomes of agency observations with a thorough and accurate chromatography data system (CDS) validation. Most of the observations made by regulatory agencies with respect to computerized systems are associated with quality control (QC) systems, specifically CDS. Regulatory bodies audit… Read More

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The Origins of Computer System Validation

The Origins of Computer System Validation

What does Silly Putty have in common with Computer System Validation (CSV)? A thought-provoking question, but one that points out how much we don’t know about the origins of many things we use daily. Silly Putty and CSV are both examples of innovation driven by military applications that are now part of our daily lives…. Read More

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Risk-based Assessments in Laboratories

Risk Assessment

The GAMP 5 computer system validation guidance on the risk-based approach to GxP computerized systems laid out a framework for validating laboratory informatics systems (among other systems). This framework has been the gold standard for risk-based assessments since its publication in 2008. The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) published an updated Good Practice Guide:… Read More

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