Why waste reduction is the #1 priority for QA & Compliance, according to experts

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At a recent knowledge sharing and networking event in London, England, life science industry professionals gathered to glean insights from experts on the common challenges experienced in implementing effective quality systems. While there were many important points made, the one consistent takeaway was that the key to practical QA and compliance is the reduction of waste. This […]

Agile for GXP and Medtech

Agile for GXP and Medtech

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These are exciting times to serve the life sciences sector – thanks to technological advances, innovations abound and progress marches on at a lightening-fast clip. Working with a wide variety of organisations, I see two very different types of teams searching for an answer to the same fundamental question: “How do I best do Agile […]

It's valid to want to automate inefficient systems, and more than that, it's actually imperative. The companies that master the regulatory and technical challenges of hands-free validation today will steer their way clear to competitive advantage tomorrow.

Heading toward hands-free validation

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Over the course of working with dozens of innovative, exceptional companies, I’m always struck by their commonalities of purpose and process. While they all are creating products poised to help us all live happier, healthier and more productive lives, ironically enough many tend to put themselves through sadly torturous, inefficient circumstances before their products can […]

In order to strike the balance, you must understand the difference between "stories" (Agile term) and "specifications" (Design Controls term).

Agile and design controls: From story to specifications

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Doing Agile in a GXP or medical devices environment requires you to serve two masters: you need to practice the Agile disciplines on one side, and embrace regulatory requirements on the other. In order to strike the balance, you must understand the difference between “stories” (Agile term) and “specifications” (Design Controls term). From my experience […]

Markus Roemer, in Stuttgart, puts order in the GXP regulatory landscape

Stuttgart Summit: Highlights & takeaways on how to validate software development tools for GXP and MedDev

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Last week a select group of 15 health sector professionals representing businesses from startups to large pharmaceutical companies gathered in Stuttgart, Germany for expert insights on implementing and maintaining effective quality systems. Featuring presentations by four industry leaders, attendees left the conference with actionable information – regardless of if they were initiating a new system […]

An in vitro diagnostics (IVD) medical device and clinical lab organization with offices in the U.S. and Europe desperately needed a new QMS to better manage a vast quantity of paperwork. Beyond the risk of non-compliance, it was a daily challenge to ensure that procedures were standardised and the latest documents were being referenced.

How we Saved a medical device company time, compliance headaches and money

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For international health industry companies, ensuring regulatory compliance is difficult. Add into the mix an outdated paper-based Quality Management System (QMS), and the task to meet regulatory requirements across multiple locations in an efficient, cost-effective, timely manner becomes impossible – and threatens to derail a busy, successful international organization for non-compliance.  The challenge  An in […]

Traceability in Jira

Traceability matrices

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Without the right tools in place, traceability matrices can easily bring a project to the brink of collapse. Still today there are project managers who delay moving to production for a significant length of time while they put together a traceability matrix for the validation report. Fortunately, with the addition of appropriate plugins, Jira provides […]