The staff of IVT were onsite at the 2015 EU Validation Week held in the center city of Amsterdam's Crowne Plaza Hotel. Check out some photos from the conference's opening speeches.
At IVT's 17th Annual Validation Week, Dawn Tavalsky gives a must-see presentation for any organization looking to implement or reimplement a cleaning validation program from scratch. At the beginning of the presentation, Tavalsky discusses the definition of cleaning validation; the FDA, Health Canada, and European regulatory expectation for cleaning validation; and the realistic scope of a...
This paper has discusses the implications of the process hold times on microbial growth during pharmaceutical manufacturing. Microbiological risk exists -- especially with biological products. If microbial contamination occurs where microorganisms enter a product in sufficient numbers and if the process hold time is long enough, the process hold time may be problematic.
A scientific approach to cleaning validation is robustly explained in this special edition. Cleaning validation as it applies to all aspects of the product lifecycle are discussed, including topics on: Equipment cleaning validation, Cleaning validation documentation, Total organic carbon analysis, and Detergent selection.
This discussion of “Effective GMP” addresses key considerations in the development of manual cleaning procedures, documents reflecting these procedures, and their subsequent use in cleaning performance. Manual cleaning procedures may comprise the entire method of cleaning manufacturing equipment, or may be performed in conjunction with automated cleaning methods. For example, mixing tanks may...