Dr Karl-Heinz Bauer, Boehringer Ingelheim
Laboratory tests are performed on active pharmaceutical ingredients, excipients and other components, in-process materials, and finished drug products. The investigation of out-of-specification (OOS) results is an important part of the work undertaken in QC-laboratories and continues to be a hot topic in authority inspections. The incorrect handling and investigation of OOS results are still frequently cited in FDA Warning Letters.
Unconfirmed OOS results (= lab errors) require a full and often timeconsuming OOS investigation with a predefined procedure to find the root cause and to define CAPAs.
Against this background, it is essential to thoroughly investigate unconfirmed OOS results and make every effort to prevent the recurrence.
This webinar is aimed at all levels of technical staff and managerial personnel dealing with OOS results. Those are for example persons working in
- Incoming goods control,
- Control of finished drug products,
- Analytical development,
- API and excipient testing,
- Contract laboratories.
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In this webinar, you will get to know strategies to investigate unconfirmed OOS results and you will learn how to define strategic measures to significantly reduce the probability of such results.
The following topics are addressed:
- Terms, definitions and requirements to prevent errors in QC-laboratories,
- The role of quality risk management,
- Error sources and error analysis in the laboratory and strategic measures,
- Integrated error management and error culture,
- Tools for root cause analysis (Ishikawa, 5W, FTA etc.).