This IQ OQ PQ templates design for combined protocol templates was originated by Validation Online, in response to several hundred reader suggestions we received in our ‘Suggestions Section’, over 14 years ago. It was specifically designed to make it the preferred choice for Process and Laboratory stand alone equipment. It is interactive. It has also found favor with project and line managers along with most validation consultants.
The Installation Qualification (IQ) "section 2" of combination IQ OQ PQ establishes documented qualification that key aspects of the equipment adhere to approved design intentions and that the recommendations of the manufacturer have been suitably considered. The Operational Qualification (OQ) "section 2" of combination IQ OQ PQ establishes that there is documented verification that the installed system functions as specified and that there is sufficient documentary qualification evidence to demonstrate this. The Performance Qualification (PQ) "section 3" of combination IQ OQ PQ gives documented verification that the equipment performance in its normal operating environment is consistently "exactly as specified" in the User Requirements Specification (URS).
These IQ OQ PQ templates contains over seventeen fully detailed qualification test scripts along with the methodology for twenty more compliance tests and inspections. It has been collated from the three individual IQ OQ PQ templates and incorporates sufficient inspections and test stages to ensure that the equipment under qualification has been properly installed, operates and performs in a manner that satisfies all the appropriate requirements as detailed in the relevant User Requirements Specification (URS), cGMP’s and your company practices and procedure rulings.
All companies carryout routine calendar based qualification and re-qualification functional testing of stand-alone laboratory type equipment. Unfortunately most of this testing is documented in a manner that is not compatible with basic FDA, WHO & EU validation qualification protocol standards. If a little time was spent on revamping these test documents standards, (changing the templates would only have to be done once) a format could be used that would enable all such testing to be included in any qualification online requirement.
Since regulators already accept the concept that unnecessary retesting should be avoided whenever possible. It follows that since all other tests in our protocols are fully written up, if the routine Functional Test Specification (FTS) was of the right format then a recently executed routine or commissioning test could be reviewed and commented on in any validation online protocols, as an alternative to repeating all the IQ OQ PQ associated qualification testing. This would result in the time line and cost of validation for this equipment being greatly reduced.
All of our three part combined IQ OQ PQ templates are written to a common standard with the layout, introduction and table of contents being very similar.
While all the test and inspection stages are purposely targeted at the validation online requirements of the specific item under qualification.
The IQ section of the combined IQ OQ PQ templates contains all the standard qualification inspections and tests that you would include in a stand-alone Installation Qualification Protocol for the same equipment. The Operational Qualification section of the combined IQ OQ PQ in a similar manner contains all the standard tests and inspections that are usually included in a stand-alone OQ protocol and the Performance Qualification section follows the same pattern.
All three IQ OQ PQ protocol sections contain spare test script pages; that can easily be edited to suit any specific additional tests that may be required.
So why not ask about validation online time-line savings made in using these three part protocols ? Which are still held as three separate tasks (for compliance purposes); but are published as one document (for cost effectiveness). I.E. One introduction to be edited. One rationale to be edited - Test scripts all written up for you - One document to be circulated for peer review - One document to be approved and printed. Only one document to be managed and maintained through from conception to execution and through change control and on into archive.
The case for the combined IQ OQ PQ qualification protocol is very compelling.
Consider 10 items requiring validation qualification that means it could be just ten IQ OQ PQ protocols as opposed to thirty to write, review, edit and approve. Make no mistake; reviewing and approving documents is always the task that is least planned for and subsequently often a serious bottle neck in achieving time line requirements.
Most editing is interactive, i.e. entering the basic data; once, (Company name/equipment details, etc.) immediately inserts the entered data throughout the whole qualification document.
The chartS shown below indicates the relationship between the various validation documents and protocol templates. It can be easily recognized that each of these documents and protocols play an essential role in the validation task. All these documents must be considered mandatory in the majority of instances. However there are instances where the Combined IQ OQ PQ templates can be used to replace individual protocol documents.
These combined IQ OQ PQ templates are really easy and attractive document to use. they are all prefaced by a 10 page SOP, which enables you to follow the SOP instructions and progressively (page by page) convert this fully detailed template into a superb Combined IQ OQ PQ protocol.
These protocol templates are targeted at equipment and are suitable for all equipment from the laboratory to the process line. All standard verification's are already included in the protocol format and all test scripts are fully documented and referenced.
Validation Online documents should never be confused with the routine document templates available on the internet. These templates are mainly little more than a list of chapter headings. Where as, Validation Online documents are of a unique interactive design which has been developed over the last ten years. Ten years during which regulatory compliant documentation has been successfully supplied to over sixty countries.
Our unique combined IQ OQ PQ Templates design was developed by a team of pharmaceutical consultants working across the pharmaceutical, medical device and bio-technical industries. These consultants covered all the validation disciplines and collectively pondered long and hard to come up with a design that would be acceptable to all users and highly cost effective for companies.
Now this new combined IQ OQ PQ protocol brings a refreshingly simple and attractive approach for the industry professional, enabling them to raise professional quality validation online protocols in a very efficient and cost effective manner.
The following method of construction must be used IN the authoring of the IQ OQ PQ templates. The over-all protocol standards are shown in the SOP’s for the different protocols, here we are concerned about the testing element alone. All testing must be detailed and pre-approved by a qualified person to ensure the system under test has been adequately tested. Each test must comprise of;
Main Sub-headings in Test Script.
General details that must be adhered to.
This unique validation protocol arrives with you fully detailed with all test scripts, rationales and test methods laid out in accordance with regulatory expectations. The document was specifically designed to be compliant with the all of the FDA, EC and WHO legislation and guidance documentation and over 1700 have been used in submissions to regulatory authorities. This combined IQ OQ PQ protocol along with the appropriate interrelated plans and assessment documents will not only validate the item under qualification but it will also produce the thorough audit trail needed to meet all internal or external regulatory reviews and or inspections.
Equipment Validation Protocol (4Q-Equip) has been designed specifically to replace four standard
protocols. By taking the contents of the four protocol and carefully
weaving them into one notably easy to use protocol, we have made a
significant advance in the task of streamlining process validation
Online executables documentation and associated standard operating
procedures, by reducing protocol numbers by close to 75%. The new bang
up to date 4Q protocol replaces the DQ, IQ, OQ PQ and now
compliments our equally new VrrP Protocol. By integrating the old style
DQ IQ OQ PQ into one 4Q document there will be enormous savings in man
hours in the authoring, reviewing, updating and approving tasks.
For everyone's convenience, the Corporate Validation 4U Manual template is written in written in word.
This combination IQ OQ PQ protocol has been produced in response to several hundred Validation Online reader suggestions we received in our ‘Suggestions Section’. It has been carefully designed to make it the preferred choice for Process and Laboratory stand alone equipment. It is interactive, easy to use and suitable for all mixes of equipment with and without software.
This combination protocol has been specifically designed to verify that all aspects of your spreadsheet conform to best practice and that the spreadsheet layout ensures consistent and accurate use and results. The tests and inspections normally authored in separate protocols have been assembled in one protocol which is divided into three sections. This protocol enables you to verify that your developed spreadsheet application is GMP compliant, thus avoiding 483s and warning letters. You can now validate your application with minimal documentation. Equipment Validation Protocol, validation protocol templates,
This is a very detailed and comprehensively scripted protocol. All the test scripts required for IQ/OQ/PQ execution are in place ready for editing to represent your installation exactly. Tests scripts are very detailed and all calculations are broken down into simple stages. Illustrated equipment hook up diagrams and sequential instructions further ensure that this testing is easily within the skills of the average technician. All sterilization tasks using steam attract the attention of the regulators. There are often serious problems that inhibit or reduce the sterilizing efficacy of steam that remain obscure to the operator and only become apparent to the end user. The power of steam to sterilize is very closely linked to the characteristics of that steam. Routine steam quality testing must be carried out to ensure that your sterilization processes are never compromised. Annual testing of steam automatically attracts auditor attention. Steam quality must be re-verified when ever any changes or disturbances affect a qualified quality steam system. Equipment Validation Protocol, validation protocol template,
This combination protocol has been produced in
response to several hundred reader suggestions we received in our -
Suggestions Section -. It has been carefully designed to make it the
preferred choice for Process and Laboratory stand alone equipment. It
is interactive, easy to use and suitable for all mixes of equipment with
and without software.
The IQ section establishes documented verification that key aspects of the equipment adhere to approved design intentions and that the recommendations of the manufacturer have been suitably considered. The OQ section establishes that there is documented verification that the installed system functions as specified. The PQ section gives documented verification that the equipment performance in its normal operating environment is consistently and precisely as specified in the User Requirement Specifications (URS). validation protocol template.
Here is the chance to bring steam quality testing in house. No one can
over emphasis the importance of steam quality. Right now in the medical
and pharmaceutical industries are three of the biggest law suites in
the whole history of the industry; and all three revolve around
adultered steam sanitization processes.
There are often serious problems that inhibit or reduce the sterilizing efficacy of steam that remain obscure to the operator and only become apparent to the end user.
The power of steam to sterilize is very closely linked to the characteristics of that steam. Routine steam quality testing must be carried out to ensure that your sterilization processes are never compromised. Annual testing of steam automatically attracts auditor attention. Steam quality must be re-verified when ever any changes or disturbances affect a qualified quality steam system, validation protocol template.