The Journal of Validation Technology
Vol. 26, Issue 5, Oct 2020

Stacey L. Bruzzese
Together with the staff at IVT Network, as well as our Editorial Advisory Board, we are humbled to announce the winners of the 2020 IVT Awards. These awards truly are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our authors and our peer reviewers. IVT is proud to work with professionals dedicated to providing innovative and timely education to...
Martin J. Lipa, Kevin O'Donnell, and Anne Greene
This particular study represents novel thinking around the concepts of Knowledge Management (KM) and Quality Risk Management (QRM) practices, both as they relate to each other, as well as the regulatory governance on which life science organizations rely. Further, this paper is relevant to the ongoing revision of ICH Q9, Quality Risk Management,...
Paul L. Pluta
This discussion has addressed some common language problems in technical writing. These problems reflect our unconscious spoken language – we do not realize we are incorrectly using these words. The focus of technical writing is the reader. Authors must develop documents that are easy to read and do not contain problem or distracting language...
Tim Sandle
The use of medical and pharmaceutical cannabis is extending worldwide. For a long period in history humans have made use of the Cannabis plant in the form of hemp, which was traditionally used in textile and fiber-based applications. In addition, the flowers of the Cannabis plant have been smoked for different properties. It is in the past one...
Derek Collins
Steam quality testing is performed to test the steam for Non- Condensable Gases, Superheat and Dryness. This paper will discuss these types of what steam quality testing is, why it is required, where the sample ports should be located and when the testing should be performed on the test equipment, as well as supplies and process in order to verify...
Ivan Soto
Autoclaves are a common piece of equipment widely used in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Throughout a large sector of the industry, companies are facing the end of life of old incubators that frequently have operational issues and failures. Companies that continue to operate aging autoclaves always face the dilemma of replacing...
Kevin Hansen
This week on Voices in Validation we welcome Dr. Kevin Hansen to discuss innovations in the Ready-to-Administer drug space, and the way technology is changing the way some hospital systems and their compounding pharmacies source these forms of drugs.
Ross Caputo
Sterility testing and environmental monitoring are necessary in the compounding pharmacy, but many facilities have differing approaches to the task. These facilities need to be in a state of control that does not contribute contamination, especially microbial, to in-process materials that are to be rendered sterile. Any contamination that does...
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