The Validation Master Plan (VMP); sometimes termed Master Validation Plan (MVP) is used to display or present an overall picture to visiting auditors, of how the company has integrated cGMP into its day to day activities.
These auditors have not mandated a strict format for the VMP to follow; however, they have projected an expectation that they expect to be able to review such a document and that such a document must project a picture of how your company has validation master plan has integrated ”current Good Manufacturing Practices” (cGMP); as promulgated in 21 CFR Part 820 & 211, into all aspects of the manufacture of a regulatory controlled product.
Even although the Validation master plan is not a mandated document; it inevitably will be the first document regulators will ask to review. This is because they expect this document to clearly and concisely illustrate to them how management has delegated responsibilities, designed product processes, planned resources usage and established a fully trained competent work force. They will look for evidence to convince them that there is sufficient ongoing training to maintain these standards and sufficient auditing to prove it.
In authoring the Validation Master Plan extremely important commitments and decisions have to be made. Program conceptions have to be mated to the User Requirements Specifications (URS), Level 1, 2 and or 3, these specifications have to be mated to the VP or VMP. From these plans the User Requirements Specification (URS), the Validation Risk Assessment (VRA), the Design Qualification (DQ), the Installation Qualification (IQ), the Operational Qualification (OQ), and the Performance Qualifications (PQ) have to be authorized, authored, approved for content, and issued for execution. The completed documentation has to be reviewed and accepted as complete by persons authorised to execute this role. All of these functions must be detailed in the Validation Master Plan, when the project concept demands that a VMP is required, or the Validation Plan (VP) where it does not. Responsibilities have to be declared, people have to be nominated, and everyone involved is duly served with a copy that carries the full authority of the company.
The Validation Master Plan (VMP) must present an overall picture of the company facility, organization and capability. It must give a clear and concise overview of how the company has integrated all applicable current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) requirements into its operations. It must define validation activities and allot responsibilities for authoring, reviewing, approving, and executing validation documentation and tasks. The Validation Master Plan must comply with all the appropriate requirements documented in 21 Code of Federal Regulation Part 11, 210, 211 and 820 legislation.
The Validation Master Plan is a top layer document and should not go into specific detail; but present an overall picture of the company facility, organisation and capability. It must give a clear and concise overview, to a reviewer, of how the company has integrated all the applicable cGMP requirements into every aspect of its operations. It must define validation activities and allot responsibilities for authoring, reviewing, approving, and executing validation documentation and tasks.
The Validation master plan must define the range of documentation spreading from the Validation Master Plan to the VP, URS, DQ, IQ, OQ, P1Q, and P2Q. It must explain and detail the company’s approach to risk based validation and the interaction of the VRA, Validation Plan, and 21 CFR Part 11.
Facilities are portrayed with the use of layered drawings; where different layers show individual systems and equipment lists give equipment type and identity details. It is normal to include layered drawings to enable a clear and easily observed presentation of the following systems.
1) Facility building overall location and access.
2) Facility production/clerical/storage/controlled areas, rooms or zones.
3) Raw material ingress and finished product egress routes.
4) Personnel ingress and egress routes, along with changing areas.
5) Utility Layouts
6) Electrical layouts
7) Controlled areas along with air flow directions and pressure regimes.
8) Dressing codes for these controlled areas.
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All you need to do is follow the prompts in the attached SOP. They will take you through the completion process section, by section. At the end of this process your generic document has progressed into a detailed, referenced, bespoke company document. The document follows our three level URS system that ensures functionality traceability from the URS to the various testing protocols. A great document to author and use. This document interfaces with our Validation Online Risk Assessment (VRA), Validation Online Project Plan (VP), User Requirements Specification (URS), giving a seamless flow from your VMP through the VP - IQ - OQ - PQ, while integrating flawlessly with the URS - DQ - VRA.
The Validation Plan (VP), is the starting point for any validation task, and the most important validation Online document. It improves validation efficiency greatly by forcing all concerned to document, review, and discuss, the proposed methods and allotted responsibilities. It is a mandated document with regulators and auditors.
While in the past validation was more focused on functions of procedures, recently the focus has progressed into infrastructure, networked systems and on security, authenticity and integrity of data acquired and evaluated by systems.
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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 and associated standard operating procedures. The associated Validation Master Plan is interactive, easy to use and
suitable for all mixes of equipment with and without software.
The IQ section establishes documented verification that all validation Online executables are catered for and that key aspects of the equipment adhere to approved design intentions and 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 and that there is sufficient documented process validation 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 URS.
The Process Validation or Qualification is the culmination of the validation process. The protocol is used in conjunction with the SOP for the process, to run three batches through the process being qualified and verify that the process consistently produces product to within the process specified tolerances. The results of the process must be recorded and reviewed with a view to ensuring that the deviances (within permitted tolerances) that exist are random and not a trend that could lead to out of specification produce being produced.
This Validation 4U, 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. This new format will make a significant difference to the man hours required to produce and execute these standard operating practice process validation executables. 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 4U costs whilst remaining compliant with their Corporate Validation Manual.
4Q Equipment Validation 4U 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.
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