When are the current Good Manufacturing Practices cGMP applicable?

When are applicable the current Good Manufacturing Practices cGMP

 

This article explains when is the Current Good Manufacturing Practices cGMP applicable to the industry.

The cGMP’s are applicable to the companies involved in the manufacturing process, from raw materials to storage and transport, of food items, drugs, and medical devices in the interstate commerce of the United States.

In addition to processes, current Good Manufacturing Practices cGMP’s also applies to the involved buildings and facilities, staff, and pieces of equipment supporting the manufacturing of products that are intended to be used by the persons.

The cGMP’s are applicable to the quality management systems, to handle appropriate quality raw materials, to establish operating procedures, detecting and investigating product quality deviations, and maintaining reliable testing laboratories.

It is intended to prevent instances of contamination, mix-ups, deviations, failures, and errors.

Moreover, it assures that drug products meet their quality standards.

It is important to note that cGMPs are minimum requirements. Many pharmaceutical manufacturers are already implementing comprehensive, modern quality systems and risk management approaches that exceed these minimum standards.

The current Good Manufacturing Practices cGMP’s are not applicable to products on research and development or any other low-risk activity to the public health.  Either is applicable to the manufacturing and testing of medical devices used in clinical trials, with the exception of design controls (21 CFR 820.30). Marketed medical products must, with some exceptions, be manufactured using GMP controls, which includes quality control testing. For additional facts about current good manufacturing practices cGMPs, click here.

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REFERENCES:

https://www.fda.gov/files/drugs/published/Overview-of-Quality-System-Regulation.pdf

https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/postmarket-requirements-devices/quality-system-qs-regulationmedical-device-good-manufacturing-practices

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?CFRPart=820&showFR=1

https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/quality-system-qs-regulationmedical-device-good-manufacturing-practices/medical-devices-current-good-manufacturing-practice-cgmp-final-rule-quality-system-regulation

https://ispe.org/initiatives/regulatory-resources/gmp

https://www.fda.gov/media/73141/download

Food and Drug Administration References

  1. Glossary of Computerized System and Software Development Terminology (Division of Field Investigations, Office of Regional Operations, Office of Regulatory Affairs, FDA 1995)
  2. General Principles of Software Validation; Final Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff (FDA, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, 2002)
  3. Guidance for Industry, FDA Reviewers, and Compliance on Off-The-Shelf Software Use in Medical Devices (FDA, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, 1999)
  4. Pharmaceutical CGMPs for the 21st Century: A Risk-Based Approach; A Science and Risk-Based Approach to Product Quality Regulation Incorporating an Integrated Quality Systems ApproachExternal Link Disclaimer (FDA 2002)
  5. https://www.fda.gov/regulatory-information/search-fda-guidance-documents/part-11-electronic-records-electronic-signatures-scope-and-application
  6. https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?CFRPart=11&showFR=1

Industry References: 

  1. The Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP) Guide for Validation of Automated Systems, GAMP 4 (ISPE/GAMP Forum, 2001) (http://www.ispe.org/gamp/)
  2. ISO/IEC 17799:2000 (BS 7799:2000) Information technology – Code of practice for information security management (ISO/IEC, 2000)
  3. ISO 14971:2002 Medical Devices- Application of risk management to medical devices (ISO, 2001)
Ramon Cayuela, MS, BS, Chemical Engineering

Ramon Cayuela, MS, BS, Chemical Engineering

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