Biomed Design Validation is used at the stage where a design that has been developed from the, VMP / URS /GAMP 5 / cGMP / and other Health and Safety Guidelines, is reviewed and documented by competent persons to ensure that the designed equipment, if built, will satisfy all the detailed specified requirements.
Validation Online has documented many times before the importance of paying attention to ensuring testing and inspection stages are traceable back to user requirements. Well here we are again; you have taken great trouble to write, and get approved a URS and a
VP, now a vendor (or could be in house) has come forward and presented a design that they have prepared, and they state it will satisfy your requirements. The FDA maintain; that this is the stage where the great majority of project problems are manufactured, not obvious immediately, but materializing later in the project time line.
The Design Qualification is the only document that is going to confirm that the design will work. It must be carried out by qualified people who can challenge the design performance. If you have no such persons on your staff you must contract them in, or contract the DQ out.
When I arrive on site to manage a project, my very first task is always to get to grip with the design, get all the drawings and review them. I do this because thirty years of experience has made me very aware, that I need to know the design is good. So often this is not the case, and very often there are glaring abnormalities. When these are highlighted with the client and their vendors, only the vendors are smiling. The client had accepted the design and the vendor had quoted for that design, any changes will be extra to the quoted price. Sometimes this has run into seven figures.
A DV can also be used where a company has prepared a User Requirements Specification (URS) for a piece of equipment and is searching for a manufacturer, but is offered equipment Of-The-Shelf. A DV can be used to verify whether the off-the-shelf item will fully deliver the functionality specified in the URS, whilst complying with all relevant cGMP requirements and all applicable health and safety issues.
The scope of the DV must include but is not limited to:
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The Standard Operating Procedure attached to this generic design qualification protocol, will chapter by chapter, take you through the task of raising a fully detailed document. The main body is split into fourteen tables, each one probing the design requirements and standards for the individual requirement. Safety and security along with user operability are very detailed. The document will lead you through all these design aspects allowing you to delete some you feel are not important to your equipment. It is an easy document to use and will ensure that you’re DQ’s are relevant, up to date and easy to execute. Practically all the requirements are in table form. Allowing fast and clearly presented results to be obtained
This Validation Risk & Requirements Plan (VrrP) is one document designed specifically to replace three. The contents of the three original documents were completely revised and edited into a more compact and interactive format. Resulting in the document becoming notably easier to use and quicker to review and amend. This new format will make a very significant difference to the man hours required to produce and execute these documents. There will also be a very noticeable reduction in the time required for the reviewing and approving tasks. This new document titled the VrrP replaces the VP, VRA & URS and now compliments our equally new 4Q Protocol, which integrates the DQ/IQ/OQ/PQ into one document.
4Q Equipment Validation4u 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
validation4u documentation 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, it is still written in word
This quite unique two
document package is all that is required to fully validate; to cGMP standards,
equipment used in a regulated facility. A lot of effort has gone into ensuring
that repetitive instructions and actions have been designed out and innovative
and intuitive risk-based methodologies have been incorporated.
Both documents are prefaced with a methods' Standard Operating Practice (SOP) document. These SOP’s lead you through the task of converting these highly detailed templates into your very own company bespoke protocols. The hyperlinks and cross-references within the package are; not only unique but also highly cost-effective and intuitive to use. Each document is preloaded with the test scripts (complete with acceptance criteria). All test and inspection scripts are written in MS word, to facilitate simple editing of text, layout, tables and schematics.