September / October 2021

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In its 30-year history, the International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) has covered a wide range of topics to generate quality, safety, efficacy, and multidisciplinary harmonized guidelines. As science advances, issued guidelines are...
Technical
Any systematic pharmaceutical engineering approach for ensuring vial container closure system (CCS) performance must include choosing qualified container closure system components, the proper pharmaceutical process setup, and applicable testing methods. Container closure integrity (CCI) is an...
Technical
Defining room temperature and humidity limits is a frequent topic of debate when designing and operating pharmaceutical and biotechnology facilities. What are appropriate alarm limits and acceptable durations for an alarm condition? Understanding the source of temperature and humidity requirements,...
Technical
Cleanrooms and controlled contamination environments are increasingly being used across many industrial sectors, including the pharmaceutical industry. An important issue is the operating cost associated with cleanroom energy consumption and, consequently, the identification of applicable energy...
InTouch
The second guide in ISPE’s Advancing Pharmaceutical Quality (APQ) series provides a systematic and proactive approach to quantitatively assessing and advancing leadership systems by evaluating the management responsibilities highlighted in ICH Q10 as well as other key leadership components.
InTouch
Japan’s pharmaceutical market is one of the world’s largest and the ISPE Japan Affiliate is helping its members stay connected and current in the ever-changing pharmaceutical industry.
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ISPE’s Regulatory Affairs function plays a vital role in the Society, which is to build effective relationships with regulators and agencies globally and ensure all members have access to the latest regulatory developments and expectations. These activities are driven by the collective efforts of...
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A unique aspect of the pharmaceutical industry is the pairing of innovation and regulation. For nearly two decades, ISPE’s Product Quality Lifecycle Initiative (PQLI®) has worked at the nexus of pharmaceutical manufacturing technology and regulation to bring forward solutions that help advance new...
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The ISPE Global Pharmaceutical Regulatory Summit, held virtually on 28 April 2021, brought together 11 regulators from different parts of the world to discuss how their approaches to GMP inspections have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Management of global postapproval chemistry, manufacturing, and controls (CMC) changes is a growing challenge for industry with many issues. ICH Q12 (Technical and Regulatory Considerations for Pharmaceutical Product Lifecycle Management) is a transformative document shaping global regulatory...