Good Practice Guides

Reflecting current regulatory expectations and best practices, Good Practice Guides (GPGs) help to narrow interpretation of regulatory standards for improved compliance and quality, efficiency, and cost reductions. They typically focus on the “how”.

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The ISPE Good Practice Guide: Membrane-Based Water for Injection Systems provides expert guidance on the design, operation, maintenance, and quality aspects of membrane-based WFI systems, including generation, storage, and distribution. This Guide reflects an industry wide collaborative effort by a diverse range of industry experts that include equipment providers, engineering firms, consultants, and pharmaceutical manufacturers. The information presented in this guide is the combination of proven technological solutions, microbial control methods, process analytical technology, and operations and maintenance practices.
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This Guide reviews the unit operations typically employed in continuous manufacturing and aims to establish a set of minimum equipment requirements for each system to function as part of an integrated process train. While most of the units are well-understood and used in batch manufacturing, the Guide considers the changes in physical and automation requirements that will allow each unit to work in concert as part of a successful continuous manufacturing platform. Operations unique to CM, loss-in-weight feeding and continuous blending, are discussed, including how these systems affect upstream and downstream operations.
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The Guide has been revised to align with current industry practice, particularly with respect to the ISPE Baseline® Guide: Commissioning and Qualification (Second Edition), presenting a cost-effective way of demonstrating and maintaining compliance. The most significant changes are:
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Published: July 2014 Pages: 120 Table of Contents Special Pricing for Emerging Economies Water and steam may be used in the manufacture of products, cleaning operations, and laboratory activities within pharmaceutical or biopharmaceutical operations
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The ISPE Good Practice Guide: Good Engineering Practice (Second Edition) defines the practices and processes under GEP that support and enable the design, delivery, and operation of engineered systems. The scope of GEP covers the complete lifecycle of engineering projects and engineered systems from conceptual design to retirement. This Guide considers the entire range of pharmaceutical engineering activity and identifies key attributes of GEP within it, including how GEP relates to and interfaces with GxP.
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Every year the number of clinical trials conducted across the globe rises in a concerted effort to develop new or improved medicinal products that ultimately improve lives. The pharmaceutical industry has developed standards and best practices in almost every aspect of a trial. There is, however, one area that lacks foundational best practices: that of medicinal product accountability, reconciliation, and return for destruction, otherwise known as reverse logistics.
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Published: March 2013 Pages: 42 Table of Contents Special Pricing for Emerging Economies The pharmaceutical industry has been using fan-folded labels or booklet labels for many years, providing greater efficiency in production and reducing the cost
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ICH Q10 outlines three objectives: achieve product realization, establish and maintain a state of control, and facilitate continual improvement. Embracing these objectives can be best achieved using the dual enablers, Knowledge Management (KM) and Quality Risk Management (QRM).
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Maintenance can impact both the quality of products and the compliance of pharmaceutical processes. Maintenance programs have long been recognized as critical to the success of the operations they support.
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Equipment reliability is concerned with the risk of failures in equipment and processes, providing focus on equipment availability, fitness for purpose, and cost. The strategy and tactics of reliability contribute to realizing the value of equipment throughout its useful life and mission.