Performance Qualification compilers confirm that they do routinely - experience a 70% reduction in the cost of preparing validation plans and protocols - Also - Experience an 80% reduction in the time required to incorporate review comments: - Also - Experience a 95% reduction in the time required to raise supplementary protocols that are routinely required to plug omissions: - Also - Experience a 72% reduction in the time taken in getting their validation tasks to the execution of protocol stage - Also - Experience much greater confidence that their validation task will be completed within time and budget estimates - So keep in mind that. - Using a validation package will ensure your validation task is properly defined, assessed, scoped and subjected to the appropriately intensity of qualification.
The scope of the P1Q (the 1 or 2 is used to
negate confusion between Performance (P1Q) and Process P2Q) Qualifications.
P1Q is performed after successful completion of the Installation qualification (IQ)and Operational Qualifications (OQ) execution. The testing carried out is targeted at verifying that the performance specified in the URS is being delivered. Verification is also required to confirm the requirements specified in cGMP’s, health and safety rules and other guidance documents. Test objectives, acceptance criteria and methodologies must all be specified and pre-approved.
Performance Qualification (P1Q) is often used to qualify equipment throughout the full range of the equipment capabilities ,as opposed to process qualification, that is only concerned about capabilities that the process under validation uses.
The normal expectations for P1Q are given as requiring, documented
verification that facilities, systems and equipment, as connected
together, can perform effectively and repetitively, based on the
approved process method and product specification. Onto that now should
be grafted The verification that the all the requirements specified in
the User Requirements Specification (URS) have been fully complied with.
The P1Q represents the final qualification of your equipment or system. This incorporates a range of testing to simulate your production process options and provide assurance that your systems and your operating documentation, are capable of subsequent process validation activities. It is used to establish and or confirm;
This Qualification, 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. This is an essential step forward for companies seeking to reduce validation costs without sacrificing regulatory compliance.
This new 4Q Equipment Validation Protocol (4Q-Equip) has been designed specifically to replace four standard protocols. By taking the contents of the these four protocols and carefully weaving them into one notably easy to use protocol, we have made significant progress in reducing validation paperwork. Reductions of up to 75% have been quoted as the likely total. Integrating the old style DQ/IQ/OQ/PQ protocols into one 4Q document will be an enormous savings in man hours in the authoring, reviewing, updating and approving tasks. With the simultaneous introduction of the new Validation risk & Requirements Plan (VrrP) which integrates the VP, VRA & URS into one document - equipment validation has been reduced to two document.
This quite revolutionary 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.
This 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.