ASTM 2500: Lessons Learned Through a Decade of Implementation

ASTM 2500:  Lessons Learned Through a Decade of Implementation
Product Code: : FDAQ-9257
Speaker : Kelly Thomas
Date : 25th June 2019
Time : 10:30 AM PST | 01:30 PM EST
Duration : 90Min


This course provides detailed guidance on the concepts of ASTM 2500 and how to implement a validation program based on that approach.

With limited guidance and experience, the industry has been left to interpret how to adequately comply with the regulations. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the regulatory authority requirements and expectations for a compliant validation program and demonstrates how ASTM 2500 complies with those requirements. 

Because of the tremendous effort expended in conducting validation studies, efficiency and documentation will be stressed throughout the discussion.

This course will provide a thorough review of regulatory guidelines on validation.  Each element required to have a complete and thorough validation will be discussed in detail to ensure course attendees have a clear understanding of each requirement.

Why Should You Attend:

One of the most critical factors in manufacturing pharmaceuticals and medical devices is ensuring that the equipment used for production is properly validated. Validation is required to demonstrate that equipment is fit for its intended use.  

Regulatory bodies; such as the FDA and EMEA place a high level of scrutiny on a firm’s validation program during GMP compliance inspections.  Therefore, it is essential to an organization’s success to implement a robust, compliant validation approach.

In recent years, there have been several standards and guidance documents created to discuss best practices for commissioning, qualification, and validation. One of these documents is the ASTM E2500 standard guide. Unfortunately, some of these documents are too vague and lack the details needed to provide adequate guidance and direction to the industry. 

This webinar discusses the concepts found in ASTM E2500 in sufficient detail to help industry professionals understand how to implement a validation program based on the ASTM 2500 Approach.

Areas Covered in the Session:

Regulatory Requirements for a Compliant Validation Program

  • FDA
  • EU
  • ICH Q7
  • ICH Q8: Pharmaceutical Development
  • ICH Q9: Quality Risk Management
  • Pharmaceutical cGMPs for the 21st Century: A Risk-Based Approach

What is ASTM 2500

  • Definition
  • Concept
  • Requirements
  • Differences from traditional validation approach

Real World Examples of ASTM 2500 Implementation

  • Lessons Learned

Who will Benefit:

  • Engineering / Technical Operations
  • Operations
  • Quality Assurance
  • Validation 

Speaker Profile:

Ms. Kelly Thomas has over two decades of cGMP hands-on industry experience in both pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing operations.  Her experience covers all Quality Systems; as well as, all areas of validation; including, process/product validation, facilities validation, CSV and 21 CFR Part 11, test method validation, equipment/automated processes and cleaning validation.  

Utilizing strategic thinking, risk-based approaches, and Lean principles, she has demonstrated success in steering and managing complex projects within the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.


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