Analytical Method Validation and Transfer

By: Kelly Thomas, Vice President, Americas Quality Operations at Stallergenes Greer.
Product code: SEM47
Location 1: Raleigh, NC Feb 06 - 07
Location 2: San Diego, CA Mar 20 - 21


Course “Analytical Methods Validation and Transfer for FDA Compliance" has been Pre-approved by RAPS as eligible for up to 12 credits towards a participant's RAC recertification upon full completion.

"Each attendee will receive 2-Day workshop materials by the speaker. Seminar Also Includes Certificate, Complimentary Breakfast, Lunch & High Tea/Coffee provided by WCS"

Why have Thousands of companies received warning letters for laboratory control and out-of-specification violations?
Improper analytical method validation testing
Drug ,biologics and  pharmaceuticals manufacturing is a job for perfectionists.
Thousands of analytical tests are at its heart -- sometimes Hundreds of thousands -- that must be validated and/or verified according to strict FDA protocols and international regulatory agency expectations.
And a warning letter isn't the only consequence of a poor validation system. False passes, poor reducibility, late shipments and production disruptions are all risks you face without a proper validation process in place.

This course provides guidance on how to perform QC analytical test method validations and transfers. One of the most critical factors in developing and marketing pharmaceutical drug substances and drug products is ensuring that the analytical methods used for analysis can generate valid data upon which business and regulatory decisions can be made. FDA, ICH and USP have each recognized the importance of this relative to the drug development process and have each expanded method validation requirements in recent years. However, with only limited guidance, industry has been left to interpret how to adequately comply with the regulations. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the international regulatory authority requirements and expectations for test method validation of these assays. This course will prepare attendees with the knowledge and tools to plan and execute test method validation packages for the NDA, BLA and MAA market application dossiers, covering in-process, release and stability assays commonly used by QC. 

Whether involved in method development, method validation, method verification or method transfer, this course will provide a broad understanding and “hands-on” knowledge of the method validation process and the difficulties encountered in validating methods to comply with today’s upgraded FDA CDER requirements. Lectures will include some of the more common mathematical and statistical treatments of validation data. Because of the tremendous effort that can be expended in conducting validation studies, efficiency of experimental design and documentation will be stressed throughout the discussions.

Methods utilized for the analysis of pharmaceuticals generate critical data in the determination of a product’s safety, identity, strength, purity, and quality.  It is essential that the quality of the data is assured.  Validation is required to demonstrate that these analytical methods are fit for their intended use.  The validation data is also required by regulatory agencies for submissions.  

This course will provide a thorough review of regulatory guidelines on method validation and transfer.  Each element required to have a complete and thorough method validation will be discussed in detail to ensure course attendees have a clear understanding of each requirement.

A review of validation protocol requirements and selection of appropriate acceptance criteria will also occur during the webinar session; as well as, a discussion on how to select suitable statistical calculations for reporting and interpreting the data


Areas Covered

Topic 1: Regulatory Requirements/Guidance on Analytical Method Validation
Topic 2: Analytical Method Pre-Validation – Stage 1
Topic 3: Analytical Method Validation Characteristics – Stage 2
Topic 4: Test Method Validation Protocol
Topic 5: Test Method Validation Report
Topic 6: Regulatory Concerns About Test Method Validations

Who will Benefit

•          Analytical Development
•          Quality Assurance
•          Quality Control
•          Validation 
•          Regulatory Affairs
•          R&D  
•          Technical Operations
•          Regulatory affairs personnel responsible for the review of such data will also benefit from this course.

Learning Objectives

Pharma , Medical Device & Biotech 

Course Outline:

Day One (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM)

Topic 1: Regulatory Requirements/Guidance on Analytical Method Validation

•        Terminology defined: qualification, validation, revalidation and verification
•        FDA, EMA, ICH requirements and guidance
•        Validation lifecycle for analytical methods

Topic 2: Analytical Method Pre-Validation – Stage 1

•       Analytical Target Profile (ATP)
•       ICH Q8, Q9 and Q10 adherence - Pre-Validation Requirements
•       QC instrumentation qualification
•       Training
•       Critical assay reagent qualification

Topic 3: Analytical Method Validation Characteristics – Stage 2

•       Specificity, accuracy, precision, linearity, range
•       LOD and LOQ
•       Robustness and stability-indicating
•       Value of system suitability controls


DAY TWO (08:30 AM to 04:00 PM)

Topic 4: Test Method Validation Protocol

•      Elements of a validation protocol
•      Pre-planning and planning steps
•      Identification and documentation of assay characteristics needing to be validated
•      Critical importance of assigning pre-defined acceptance criteria

Topic 5: Test Method Validation Report

•      Elements of the validation report
•      Elements of the validation protocol and the associated final validation report
•      Meeting the pre-defined acceptance criteria
•      Handling deviations/OOS’s, when (not if) they happen

Topic 6: Regulatory Concerns About Test Method Validations

•      Validation issues identified during the review of the submitted market dossier
•      Validation issues identified during regulatory inspections
•      Test method validation “continuous improvement” – ICH Q10



Kelly ThomasVice President, Americas Quality Operations at Stallergenes Greer

Ms. Thomas has over two decades of cGMP hands-on industry experience in both pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing operations.  Her experience covers all Quality Systems; as well as, all areas of validation; including, process/product validation, facilities validation, CSV and 21 CFR Part 11, test method validation, equipment/automated processes and cleaning validation.  
Utilizing strategic thinking, risk based approaches, and Lean principles, she has demonstrated success in steering and managing complex projects within the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

06-February-2019 To 07-February-2019 Raleigh, NC
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