Process Validation Training Course

Practical Implementation of Process Validation Lifecycle Approach (T46) - Updated!

Level: Intermediate
ISPE CEUs: 2.0
Type: Classroom Training Course

Lifecycle Process Validation (PV) remains one of the most important and commonly misunderstood topics in the pharmaceutical industry.  How many lots should I make?  Are we taking enough samples?  Do we need to use statistics in our protocols?  The real question may be: am I even focusing on the right questions? 

Course participants will focus on the practical application of the lifecycle approach to all stages of PV to gain valuable knowledge and insight on the regulations, guidance, and best practices currently utilized across the industry. 

This classroom course is relevant to individuals working throughout the pharmaceutical product lifecycle in development, manufacturing, quality, and many other roles involved in validation of products and processes. It will help you integrate and link the science and risk-based lifecycle approach for Process Validation to your overall Pharmaceutical Quality System. It will provide you with practical application of quality risk management tools in preparation and planning for validation of your manufacturing control strategy. It will deliver statistical approaches and tools which can be used to strengthen and justify your decision-making rationale for defendable process design and process performance. 

This course will trace the evolution of Process Validation from it’s infancy in the 1980’s to its current state of maturity.  The level of evolution is evidenced with so many relevant guidance documents: ICH Q8, Q9, Q10 and Q11, the upcoming Q12, the 2011 US FDA guideline on Process Validation, EMA’s Process Validation documentation (general PV guideline, Annex 15, and biotech products).  Now more than ever, there is a need to understand that process validation should be considered a science- and risk-based, life cycle activity rather than a one-time event of manufacture of three commercial scale batches. Companies should demonstrate that processes in the commercial phase of the lifecycle are maintained in a state of control using these techniques.

Note: This course will not cover formulation development, the regulatory submission processes or detailed engineering designs and associated qualification.

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Immediately apply the course learning objectives through group exercises using the complimentary copies of the ISPE PQLI® Guide Series: Part 3, Change Management System as a Key Element of a Pharmaceutical Quality System and Part 4, Process Performance and Product Quality Monitoring System. Links to the Guides will be provided prior to the training course.

Mini-regulation handbooks for ICH Q8 (R2), Q9, Q10 and Q11 will be provided during the class.

Course Modules

Day 1 - Overview of Stage 1: Process Development

  • Regulatory Climate and Surrounding Changes in Process Validation
    • Breakout Scenario - Review of Warning Letters
  • Process Validation Basics US and EU
    • Breakout Scenario - Similarities and differences between US and EU
  • QRM Applied to PV
    • Breakout Scenario - FMEA
  • Developing Understanding of QbD to Develop Robust Control Strategies (PV Stage 1)
    • Breakout Scenario - Case Study
  • Wrap-up

Day 2 - Stage 2: Performance Qualification / Process Validation

  • Equipment and Qualification
    • Breakout Scenario - Critical Aspects/ Large Molecule
  • Statistics for PV
    • Breakout Scenario - Control Charting Basics
  • Readiness for Process Performance Qualification (PPQ) / PV
    • Breakout Scenario - Design of PPQ PV Study Protocol
  • Acceptance Criteria, Number of Batches, Sampling Plan
  • Acceptance Criteria and Sampling Plans for PPQ
    • Breakout Scenario - Acceptance Criteria Sampling Plan
  • Wrap-up

Day 3 - Stage 3: Continued Process Verification / Ongoing Process Verification

  • Process Validation / PPQ Execution
    • Breakout Scenario - Analyzing Data
  • Continued Process Verification (CPV) / Ongoing Process Verification (OPV)
    • Breakout Scenario - CPV and OPV Planning
  • CPV / OPV for Existing Products
    • Breakout Scenario - Comprehensive Case Study
  • Wrap-up / Review / Quiz Show

Take Back to Your Job

  • Course participants will focus on the practical application of the lifecycle approach to all stages of PV to:
  • Understand the importance of product and process understanding and patient requirements.
  • Know how to apply QRM tools for PV.
  • Recognize opportunities to leverage process design information to establish a process validation strategy and a process performance and product quality monitoring program.
  • Understand the challenges to the application of an entirely science- and risk-based approach.
  • Understand a variety of approaches to applying specific expectations of the lifecycle approach to PV including number of sampling, acceptance criteria and determining the number of batches for PPQ/PV.
  • Understand the differences in expectations among various major world markets.
  • Learn various approaches for deciding which attributes and parameters should be evaluated at a heightened level during PV stage 3.
  • Understand new expectations for routine process monitoring.
  • Understand the process validation lifecycle and the importance of maintaining an effective pharmaceutical quality system.
  • Apply process performance and product quality monitoring system elements to identify opportunities for continual improvement.
  • Minimize chance of validation failures by learning about adequate preparation in process understanding and ancillary systems.
  • Acquire tools to prepare for a smooth validation execution.
  • Understand implications of validation deviations.
  • Maximize and be able to apply your understanding of ICH terminology including the principles of a science- and risk-based approach to the process validation lifecycle.
  • Recognize the value of the requirements of management’s responsibilities within the PQS.

 Who Should Attend

This course is relevant to individuals involved in process validation of products and processes in all sectors of the pharmaceutical industry – small and large molecules, innovators, generics, and lifecycle management.

Specific job functions include:

Development, manufacturing, engineering, quality, validation compliance, and scientific professionals with intermediate level experience in development, manufacturing, engineering, validation, quality, technology transfer and those wishing to understand the concept of process validation as a lifecycle.

Community of Practice (COP)

This training course is of particular interest to existing and future members of the ISPE Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, Commissioning and Qualification, Critical Utilities, Oral Solid Dosage, Process Analytical Technology, Product and Process Development, Sterile Communities of Practice (COPs).

  • May 07, 2018 - May 09, 2018
    Boston, MA United States

    Daily Schedule

    Daily Schedule at a Glance
    07.30 – 17.00 Registration Open
    08.30 – 17.00 Training Course
    10.00 – 10.30 Refreshment Break
    12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
    14.30 – 15.00 Refreshment Break

    Instructors

    Director, Compliance

    Fees

    Type
    Early
    Before
    27 Feb
    Regular
    27 Feb -
    29 Mar
    Late
    After
    29 Mar
    Member US$
    2,185.00
    US$
    2,285.00
    US$
    2,385.00
    Nonmember US$
    2,580.00
    US$
    2,680.00
    US$
    2,780.00
    Government US$
    900.00
    US$
    900.00
    US$
    900.00

    Group Discounts

    • 3 - 5 participants - Save 10%
    • 6 - 10 participants - Save 15%
    • 11 or more participants - Save 20%

    To qualify, all registrant information must be submitted at the same time. Only ONE payment to cover all registrations will be accepted. Registrations that arrive later will NOT be eligible for the group discount. Cannot be combined with other offers. To register as a group, please contact ISPE by telephone, +1-813-960-2105.

  • May 28, 2018 - May 30, 2018
    Barcelona Spain

    Daily Schedule

    Daily Schedule at a Glance
    08.00 – 17.00 Registration Open
    09.00 – 17.00 Training Course
    10.30 – 11.00 Refreshment Break
    12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
    15.00 – 15.30 Refreshment Break

    Instructors

    Global Technology Partner
    Principal

    Fees

    Type
    Early
    Before
    19 Mar
    Regular
    19 Mar -
    17 Apr
    Late
    After
    17 Apr
    Member
    2,493.00
    2,614.00
    2,735.00
    Nonmember
    2,923.00
    3,044.00
    3,165.00
    Government
    908.00
    908.00
    908.00

    Group Discounts

    • 3 - 5 participants - Save 10%
    • 6 - 10 participants - Save 15%
    • 11 or more participants - Save 20%

    To qualify, all registrant information must be submitted at the same time. Only ONE payment to cover all registrations will be accepted. Registrations that arrive later will NOT be eligible for the group discount. Cannot be combined with other offers. To register as a group, please contact ISPE by telephone, +1-813-960-2105.

  • September 19, 2018 - September 21, 2018
    Bethesda, MD United States

    Daily Schedule

    Daily Schedule at a Glance
    07.30 – 17.00 Registration Open
    08.30 – 17.00 Training Course
    10.00 – 10.30 Refreshment Break
    12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
    14.30 – 15.00 Refreshment Break

    Instructors

    Director, Compliance

    Fees

    Type
    Early
    Before
    12 Jul
    Regular
    12 Jul -
    10 Aug
    Late
    After
    10 Aug
    Member US$
    2,185.00
    US$
    2,285.00
    US$
    2,385.00
    Nonmember US$
    2,580.00
    US$
    2,680.00
    US$
    2,780.00
    Government US$
    900.00
    US$
    900.00
    US$
    900.00

    Group Discounts

    • 3 - 5 participants - Save 10%
    • 6 - 10 participants - Save 15%
    • 11 or more participants - Save 20%

    To qualify, all registrant information must be submitted at the same time. Only ONE payment to cover all registrations will be accepted. Registrations that arrive later will NOT be eligible for the group discount. Cannot be combined with other offers. To register as a group, please contact ISPE by telephone, +1-813-960-2105.

  • October 01, 2018 - October 03, 2018
    New Brunswick, NJ United States

    Daily Schedule

    Daily Schedule at a Glance
    07.30 – 17.00 Registration Open
    08.30 – 17.00 Training Course
    10.00 – 10.30 Refreshment Break
    12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
    14.30 – 15.00 Refreshment Break

    Instructors

    Director, Compliance
    Partner

    Fees

    Type
    Early
    Before
    23 Jul
    Regular
    23 Jul -
    22 Aug
    Late
    After
    22 Aug
    Member US$
    2,185.00
    US$
    2,285.00
    US$
    2,385.00
    Nonmember US$
    2,580.00
    US$
    2,680.00
    US$
    2,780.00
    Government US$
    900.00
    US$
    900.00
    US$
    900.00

    Group Discounts

    • 3 - 5 participants - Save 10%
    • 6 - 10 participants - Save 15%
    • 11 or more participants - Save 20%

    To qualify, all registrant information must be submitted at the same time. Only ONE payment to cover all registrations will be accepted. Registrations that arrive later will NOT be eligible for the group discount. Cannot be combined with other offers. To register as a group, please contact ISPE by telephone, +1-813-960-2105.