Annex 1 Implementation Strategies
Annex 1 of the EC GMP Guide "Manufacture of Sterile Medicinal Products" has a long history. First published in 1989, there have been a total of 5 adaptations in 1996, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009, but no complete revision. In 2012, there was a proposal for a complete revision which resulted in a concept paper in 2015. The first draft for comments from industry stakeholders was published in 2017 and generated 6000 comments. Draft No. 12 of February 2020 again received 2,000 comments from public consultation. On 24 August 2022, Annex 1 was published by the European Commission after consultations with WHO, PIC/S and FDA Implementation time for this document has been extended to one year for the global document, the clause 8.123 for loading and unloading lyophilizers has a two-year period of implementation.