VALIDATION4u



Definition Validation4u.

In validation4u, there cannot be a qualified “state” unless a qualified “state” has been defined.  In cGMP the URS defines this qualified “state” and the execution of the DQ, IQ, OQ and PQ has to be sufficiently rigorous to verify that all the requirements detailed in the URS have been complied with.


When To Apply Qualification?

Qualification must be executed against a system or entity once it is installed, commissioned and producing product that is of the expected specification. Since all the regulatory requirements are documented, the first action must be to  execute a GAP audit to establish your state of compliance.  Once your GAP audit indicates you have achieved full compliance - application should be made to your regulatory authority.  


Why Apply Validation4u ?

The Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Requirements are promulgated as regulations enforceable in law.  To ensure compliance there are a powerful range of penalties that can be applied to companies and or individuals who; either negligently or willfully fail to comply with all the regulations that are applicable to their activities.  


Qualification Documentation.

Image represents validation4u process in action.

Full qualification is executed against a system or entity that is installed, commissioned and producing product that is of the expected specification.  There must be no adjusting or tweaking to be done; that should have all been completed during commissioning activities.  This is the basic methodology used to introduce  pupils to the complexities of subjects like regulatory qualification.

The wording of test scripts can be tricky, but you will find that the template author has worded the essentials of the document in clear, concise and unambiguous terms allowing you to relax about such trivia and just press on following the completion instructions.

When such documents are reviewed by regulators or visiting auditors, the quality of the document is obvious and indicates to the reviewer the importance that the company gives to the quality of it’s documentation.

The FDA and regulatory authorities in general, are charged with increasing the level of compliance throughout the industry. This call for increased regulatory compliance is being driven by evidence that the industry is failing to match the standards set by other regulated industries.

Our authors have designed unique interactive documents for all qualification activities such as VMP, URS, IQ.


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Process Qualification.

Validation4u inspection stage.

Process qualification requires the establishment of scientific evidence that the process is capable of consistently delivering product that satisfies all the applicable requirements documented in the User Requirements Specification (URS).

Further to this the process validation4u should not be viewed as a one-time event, but should be viewed as an ongoing lifecycle requirement. Sampling methodology should become a key factor in carrying out ongoing process qualification.

Current good manufacturing processes (cGMP) regulations specify that samples must: represent the batch under analysis and meet specifications and statistical quality control criteria as conditions of approval and release. Furthermore, the batch must meet its predetermined specifications.


Pharmaceutical Qualification.

Validation4u parameter collection.

The importance of pharmaceutical process validation4u is emphasized by the way the regulators relate all other activities relative to it. Calibration, maintenance, documented procedures, operator training, utility and ancillary service requirements are all defined by the “process”.

Since testing for conformity can often destroy or damage the product, we are; at times, totally reliant on replicating the integrity of the process for delivery of product to the exact efficacy specified.

Process validation4u ensures that all aspects of the process execution have been subjected to rigorous verification procedures verifying that the product is consistently manufactured to specification.


Documentation Structure.

 A company approved Project Quality Plan (VP) must detail the actions, deliverables, responsibilities and scope of qualification activities required for each of the identified VRA ratings. This definition and scope must be built into each Installation Qualification and Operational qualification protocol.

Change Control.
There are two stages of Change Control to be considered, there is the equipment vendor / suppliers control used during manufacture Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), Site Acceptance Testing (SAT) and commissioning. Then there is the post qualification control, which ensures that all work carried out on the validated system(s) is reviewed, and the impact of the work carried out on the system’s validated status is assessed.

Documented procedures.
Written procedures should be in place to describe the actions to be taken when a change is proposed to a starting material, product component, process equipment, process environment (or site), method of production or testing or any other change that may affect product quality or reproducible of the process. Change control procedures should ensure that sufficient supporting data are generated to demonstrate that the revised process will result in a product of the desired quality, consistent with the approved specifications and original validation4u.

Vendor Control.
The vendor must ensure that all changes carried out to the system during manufacture and execution of the SAT, FAT and commissioning testing, have been incorporated into the verification documentation. All drawings must be accurate, signed off, and approved. All traceability between URS documents and design specification must been maintained.

Company Control.
The company must ensure that all changes carried out to the system subsequent to the vendors actions have received approval prior to implementation, and have been fully incorporated into the system validation4u documentation. That no actions can take place that may compromise the validated state of the system.


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Validation Risk Assessment (Issue 11) $125.00

Risk Mitigation in Validation template (Issue 11) $125.00 The Risk and Part 11 Validation Risk Assessment(VRA) protocol is becoming the most important document in the validation online train. The VRA reassures the regulators that you have looked at specific equipment functionality and considered the appropriate level of validation that is required. You have also considered various aspects of its use and the implications of any malfunctions. From the results of this exercise the scope of all validation activity can and must be justified. This is a robust and simple to execute document, one that will lead you through the process and deliver a result that can be used as the foundation for your Risk Mitigation in Validation template.

This VRA now includes the assessment table for categorizing and documenting the new 21 CFR Part 11 guidance ruling on what predicate data must be stored in a Part compliant system, along with the new broadsheet to establish your new database of part 11 records. (now mandatory).



Combined IQ-OQ-PQ Computer (Issue-4) $159.00

This Pharmaceutical Validation 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 and associated standard operating procedure TEMPLATE. The associated medical device validation  Master Plan template is interactive, easy to use and suitable for all mixes of equipment with and without software. Where temperature mapping is required it will included in this section. This of course may well be a Risk Mitigation in Validation risk Assessment template. As per 21 CFR Part 11.

The Installation Qualification Template or IQ section establishes documented verification that all medical device validation template online executables are catered for and that key aspects of the equipment Qualification adhere to approved design Qualification template and the recommendations of the manufacturer have been suitably considered. The Operational Qualification Template section establishes that there is documented verification that the installed system functions as specified and that there is sufficient documented process validation A executables to demonstrate this. The PQ section develops documented evidence that all the requirements specified in your corporate validation 4U manual have been verified as operating consistently and exactly as specified in the medical device validation template; The User Requirements Specification template 



Installation Qualification. SOP & Protocol (Issue 9.) $115.00 10000020

The Standard Operating Procedure template (SOP) used to generate this installation Qualification template (IQ), takes you through the process line by line, chapter by chapter. It really is unique to find a SOP document so easy to use, all the work is done for you. All the documents are detailed, all the drawings listed and all the checks and tests detailed. The final product is a professional and comprehensive Installation Qualification template. One that you can produce in less than 60 minutes. Yes, think about it, we all know how long producing IQ documents has taken in the past, whether for current Good Manufacturing Practice use medical device use or a simple installation qualification template. 



Operational Qualification, SOP & Protocol (Issue 10.) $115.00 

You will find this validation online intuitive Operational Qualification template (OQ) delightfully simple and straightforward to use, as it takes you through the process of customization of your Operational Qualification Protocol template. Following the attached SOP will quickly and smoothly convert your template into an equipment specific 21 CFR Part 11 compliant Installation  Qualification Template. The OQ template comes complete with all the standard test scripts, more specialist test scripts can be found listed below. These can easily be pasted into the standard OQ, allowing you to quickly build your own fully detailed and referenced company bespoke Operational Qualification Protocol, along with the installation qualification template.




Combined IQ/OQ/PQ for Spreadsheets. (issue-2) $159.00

This validation online 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 online protocol template.