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INTERNATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL QUALITY provides in-depth coverage of emerging drug, biologic and combination product CMC and GMP issues and developments, with a mission of helping advance and harmonize the quality regulatory process globally. Headquartered in Washington, IPQ is read by regulatory agencies and organizations, suppliers, consultants, law firms, and universities around the world.

IPQ tracks the industry/regulator dialogue at key international forums along with the developments, initiatives, regulations, guidances and standards in the quality regulatory arena to create a uniquely valuable resource for the intelligence gathering, knowledge management, and external communication needs of the pharmaceutical community.

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The News in Depth

IPQ Monthly Update – April 2021 in Review

The feature story in the April issue explores how regulators and industry are working together to make quality risk management (QRM) a more effective force in improving quality systems and the regulatory communication process at the review and inspections levels. The three parts of the story provide insights from: ● HPRA’S Kevin O’Donnell on the evolution of QRM and the revision now underway of ICH’s 15-year-old QRM guideline Q9, which he is leading ● FDA’s Rick Friedman, also on the Q9 revision Expert Working Group, on advancing aseptic processes through QRM, and ● industry/academia thought leaders on evolving QRM’s relationship with knowledge management across the product lifecycle.

May 17 2021 / Read More

Pandemic Urgencies Highlight Constraints in Manufacturing Change Regulatory Paradigm and Where Adjustments Are Needed

The pressing need during the COVID-19 pandemic to accelerate product development and rapidly accommodate the shifting manufacturing and distribution demands has shed strong light on the constraints in the existing quality regulatory framework and the pathways to reducing them.

Part I: Industry Quality Leaders on the Global PAC Regulatory Problem and Solutions


Part II: Evolving the Quality Regulatory Paradigm at the Global Level

May 11 2021 / Read More

Regulators Are Exploring with Industry How to Strengthen Quality Risk Management Practices, with Revision of ICH Q9 a Key Focal Point

Regulators and industry are sitting down together to mine their experience and map out some clearer directions and expectations about what is needed to empower quality risk management (QRM) in improving the pharmaceutical quality system (PQS) and the industry/regulatory communication process at the review and inspection levels.

Part I: ICH Q9 Revision Lead O’Donnell on the Evolution of QRM


Part II: FDA’s Rick Friedman on Advancing Aseptic Processing through QRM


Part III: Industry/Academia Thought Leaders on the Evolving QRM/KM Relationship

April 29 2021 / Read More
 

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IPQ Editor-in-Chief

Paulson_picBefore launching IPQ in 2007, Bill Paulson served for over two decades as the primary author of “The Gold Sheet." During his career, Bill’s reporting and analysis has supported the global regulatory dialogue on advancing and harmonizing CMC and GMP processes for drugs and biologics to keep pace with the evolving technology.

 

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