EU GMP Volume 4 - An Update on Annex 1 & How to Develop an Effective Contamination Control Strategy

NSF International, Health Sciences
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1 day
700 GBP excl. VAT
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EU GMP Volume 4 - An Update on Annex 1 & How to Develop an Effective Contamination Control Strategy

International regulators and industry experts agree that the most economic and effective way of assuring the sterility of your products is through a contamination control strategy (CCS). This interactive one-day course takes a deep dive into how you can generate a CCS to help you mitigate risk and improve product quality.

How can you ensure that your strategy for contamination control meets the requirements of EU GMP Volume 4 Annex 1 and helps you to drive down quality risk, non-compliance and waste? Join us on this course to gain insight into the cGMP expectations of EU GMP Volume 4 Annex 1, including how to generate an end-to-end contamination control strategy that balances precautions to risk.

Suitability - Who should attend?

QA, production, microbiology and technical services professionals and anyone tasked with reducing the common risks in sterile production.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Key Learning Objectives

On completion of this course delegates will know and understand:

  • An overview of changes in the new Annex 1 as well as their implications and how to interpret them
  • Team creation, methodology, format and content in preparing the CCS (we provide a detailed guide)
  • Expectations of regulatory bodies regarding the CCS and how they will use it to assess compliance with the cGMP of your sterile facility

Training Course Content

Purpose of the Course

Understanding the background, derivation and specific requirements of Annex 1 will enable your colleagues to ensure compliance to cGMP, and a phased implementation of any required changes. This course emphasizes the priorities and clarifications in Annex 1, including any likely future interpretations.

The contamination control strategy (CCS) is a document that identifies and assesses risk, explores the mitigating options and defines the preventive actions that may be associated with the full range of sources of viable contamination of sterile products. This document consolidates all the measures found in the pharma quality system that contribute to sterility assurance and evaluates their effectiveness and resilience.

Preparing, evaluating and deploying the CCS is a key step in meeting cGMP and providing effective sterility assurance. This course provides practical guidance and examples so that your CCS is proactive and comprehensive in its approach.

Course delivery details

If you choose our virtual learning option, training will be delivered via a combination of an instructor-led virtual classroom and self-paced learning online. Full details will be sent to you following registration.

All of NSF's pharmaceutical training courses can be brought on-site, tailored to your key concerns and delivered at a time that suits you.

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