A Comparative Framework Between New Product and Legacy Product Process Validation

This paper is a comparative analysis between the application of the FDA Process Validation Guidance (2011) to new products and legacy products. While the three stages of process validation (design, qualification, and continued monitoring) provide a clear framework for the development, scale-up, qualification, and manufacturing of new commercial products, the application of these process validation principles to legacy products is only briefly mentioned in the FDA guidance. A practical approach, which applies analysis of historical data, risk assessment, and statistical principles, is outlined for legacy products in order to assess whether these existing processes require further supporting experimental and qualification activities…

Quality Risk Management

policy and procedure development

The FDA’s recent shift to a risk based approach to product development and quality assurance has changed how to approach product development and manufacturing within the regulated life sciences. Pharmatech’s team of quality and technical professionals have a strong understanding of the principles of ICH Q8, Q9 and Q10 and have used this experience and expertise to create and integrate QRM programs across the development lifecycle.


Effectively applying a risk management framework within your organization requires a firm understanding of the proper risk analysis tools. Pharmatech’s training programs are geared specifically towards the regulated life sciences and have a proven track record of assisting development, quality and operation’s organizations in effectively applying these tools.


As the life sciences markets have expanded to the emerging markets the exposure to the supply chain has never been greater. Pharmatech’s threat analysis model allows your organization to identify threats to the overall supply chain and select the appropriate remediation. Recognizing one size does not fit all, threat analysis incorporates detailed information including cultural business practices, technology differences and business continuity considerations.