Seminar on Validation and Part 11 Compliance of Computerized Analytical Systems at Singapore

 13 - 14 
MANDARIN ORCHARD SINGAPORE, 333 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238867
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Course "Validation and Part 11/Annex11 Compliance of Computerized Analytical Systems and Data" has been pre-approved by RAPS as eligible for up to 12 credits towards a participant's RAC recertification upon full completion.


Analytical equipment should be qualified and computer systems should be validated to demonstrate suitability for the intended use. Electronic records must comply with FDA Part 11 and EU/PICS GMP Annex 11 requirements to ensure data integrity, security and availability. Recent EU and FDA inspection documents prove that qualification, validation and electronic laboratory are records are on target of inspectors. The large number of warning letters issued to laboratories also demonstrates that they struggle with either understanding or implementing the regulations.

This 2-day course provides the regulatory background and guides attendees through the complete equipment qualification, calibration and computer system validation processes from planning to report. It also helps to fully understand Part 11 and Annex 11 requirements to ensure and document integrity and other requirements for electronic records and signatures.

The 2-day course not only ensures a full understanding of the regulations and guidelines for equipment and records but also provides templates and examples to develop inspection ready documentation. Interactive exercises will be dispersed into and between the presentations. About 50% of the total time will be dedicated to practical sessions. Here attendees work in small groups on case studies and prepare the answers using prepared fill-in templates. After the course a large variety of tools such as SOPs, validation examples and checklists will be readily available on a dedicated website that can be used to easily implement what they have learned in the course.

Additional Bonus Material for easy implementation:

  • 70-page primer
  • Analytical Instrument Qualification and System Validation (authored by Dr. Ludwig Huber)
  • 10 SOPs related to validation and qualification of analytical equipment and computer systems. change control, risk assessment, maintenance, security and integrity of electronic records
  • Full Set of Qualification examples for an HPLC system
  • Full set of Validation examples of a chromatographic Data System

Who Will Benefit:

  • IT/IS managers and system administrators
  • QA managers and personnel
  • Laboratory managers and supervisors
  • Analysts
  • Validation specialists
  • Software developers
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Training departments
  • Documentation departments
  • Consultants
  • Companies and departments
  • Pharmaceutical development and Quality control laboratories
  • Quality control laboratories of API manufacturers
  • Contract laboratories
  • Clinical Research Organization
  • Suppliers of analytical instruments and laboratory computer systems

Why should you attend?

  • Learn about the regulatory background and requirements for equipment qualification according to USP <1058>, computer system validation according to GAMP Guides
  • Learn how to ensure and document integrity of raw data and other records according to Part 11 and Annex 11
  • Be able to explain the difference between equipment calibration, qualification and system validation
  • Learn which equipment/systems need to be qualified or validated
  • Be able to allocate equipment and systems to USP <1058> and GAMP categories and to design and execute qualification/validation protocols accordingly
  • Understand the logic and principles of instrument qualification and system validation from planning to reporting
  • Be able to explain your company's qualification and validation strategies
  • Understand how to archive raw data from hybrid systems: electronic vs. paper
  • Be able to define and demonstrate Part 11 compliance functionality to auditors and inspectors
  • Be able to develop inspection ready documentation during on-going routine operation
  • Learn how to avoid and/or respond to FDA inspectional observations and warning letters

Course Description:

Day 1 – Agenda:

Lectures and Workshop Exercises

Lecture 1: Requirements and approaches for Analytical Instrument Qualification and Computer System Validation

  • FDA/EU, ICH and PIC/S requirements
  • Lessons from recent FDA Warning Letters and how to avoid them
  • Understanding the terminology: qualification, calibration, verification, validation.
  • USP Chapter <1058> for analytical instruments: current and proposed changes
  • Lessons from GAMP®5 and from the GAMP®reg; guide: "A Risk based Approach to Laboratory Computerized Systems"
  • Selecting the right validation approach for commercial off-the-shelf systems
  • Planning for cost-effective qualification and validation
  • Which instruments require qualification/validation?

Lecture 2: Going through the equipment qualification phases

  • The instrument qualification lifecycle
  • Writing requirement specifications
  • Documenting installation and installation qualification
  • Testing for initial operational qualification
  • Leveraging system suitability testing for on-going performance qualification
  • Preparing inspection ready documentation
  • Preparing and executing test protocols

Lecture 3: Dealing with specific USP <1058> requirements

  • Qualification of firmware
  • Unplanned and routine maintenance
  • Change control
  • Time and event based requalification: the implortance of risk assessment
  • Definition and handling of like-for-like changes
  • Allocating laboratory equipment in one of three USP categories A, B or C
  • Type and extent of qualification each category

Lecture 4: Cost Effective Validation of Laboratory Computer Systems: Step-by-Step

  • Writing a validation project plan
  • Going through a complete laboratory computer system validation from beginning to end
  • Setting specifications, vendor assessment, IQ, OQ, PQ, and writing the validation report
  • How risk assessments and can help to determine the type an detail of validation
  • Integrating the GAMP® guide with USP <1058> for integrated instrument and system validation
  • Validation of existing systems
  • Preparing inspection ready validation documentation

Day 2 – Agenda:

Lectures and Workshop Exercises

Lecture 5: Maintaining the validated State of computer systems

  • System maintenance
  • Change controlled: Handling planned and unplanned changes
  • How to deal with security patched
  • Periodic review vs. revalidation of chromatographic data systems
  • The approach and practice of periodic review

Lecture 6: Validation and Use of Excel Spreadsheet applications

  • Designing spreadsheets for compliance
  • Validation approach for spreadsheet applications
  • When, what and how much to test?
  • Recommendations from GAMP®5 for testing native Excel functions
  • How to ensure spreadsheet and data integrity
  • Going through examples
  • Excel spreadsheet validation from beginning to the end: A case study that can be used by everybody

Lecture 7: Introduction to FDA 21 CFR Part 11 and EU/PICS Annex 11

  • Objective, scope, current situation and future of Part11
  • Requirements overview and spirit of the regulation
  • Requirements for electronic records
  • Requirements for electronic and digital signature
  • Additional requirements from the PICS/EU Annex 11
  • FDA/EU inspection and enforcement practices of electronic records: examples of recent FDA warning letters and EU inspection reports
  • Define user requirements for Part11/Annex 11 based on risk
  • Upgrading old or purchasing new systems: compliance and business aspects
  • Six steps for risk based implementation of Part 11/Annex 11

Lecture 8: Ensuring and documenting Integrity of Laboratory (Raw) data and other Records

  • Definition of raw data: FDA/EMA requirements
  • Defining and documenting 'complete records'
  • What to archive for hybrid systems: paper records or electronic records
  • The importance of electronic audit trail to document data integrity
  • Review of electronic audit trail: who, what, when and how

About Speaker

Dr. Ludwig Huber is a Chief Advisor - Global FDA compliance, Agilent Technologies.

Dr. Ludwig Huber, Ph.D., is Director of Labcompliance and Chief Advisor for global FDA compliance at Agilent Technologies. He is the editor of Labcompliance, the global on-line resource for validation and compliance issues for laboratories. He is the author of the books "Validation and Qualification in Analytical Laboratories, and "Validation of Computerized Analytical and Networked Systems", Informa Healthcare.


Location: Singapore | Date: November 13th & 14th, 2014 |Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Venue: Mandarin Orchard Singapore 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867

Price: $1,395.00

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