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February 26, 2021

A Broadway Performance Analogy for API Process Validations with Jim Mencel

Jim Mencel is Senior Drug Substance Consultant at Design Space InPharmatics. With an extensive background in CMC management, Jim has a wealth of knowledge on the topic of process validation. Process validation is an integrated and mandatory process in the pharmaceutical industry to ensure all processes are in compliance with regulatory standards. In this episode, Jim provides his thoughts on the significance and science of process validation in the pharmaceutical industry as it pertains to drug substances. He discusses the evolution of batch documentation, expounds on PAR and CPP and stresses the importance of communication.
March 5, 2021

Quality Management Systems Explained!

Bettina Kaplan is the Head of Quality Assurance Services, Robbi Freisem and Susan Fasso are Senior Quality Assurance Consultants and Maria Arakil is a Quality Assurance at Design Space InPharmatics. Together, this talented panel of subject matter experts join Ed, Meranda and Brian to discuss all things Quality Management Systems. QMS are highly complex and many organizations struggle to implement them. They discuss a brief history of QMS, the timing required and guiding documents, such as the Code of Federal Regulations. They talk about reasons why quality agreements are necessary and the value in hiring an experience quality professional.
March 12, 2021

The Parenteral Drug Association & Evolution of Drug Development with Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll is Senior Consultant of Microbiology and Aseptic Manufacturing at Design Space InPharmatics. He is an accredited Microbiologist with over 35 years of product development, quality control, and GMP manufacturing experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. In this episode, Ed, Meranda, Brian, and Mike discuss the Parenteral Drug Association, the role of regulatory approvals, and other stories from Mike’s illustrious career. They talk about the ever-evolving nature of CMC and the pressures of working in drug development and manufacturing.
March 18, 2021

Expedited Drug Development and CMC Management

DS InPharmatics' Senior Drug Substance Consultant, James Mencel, provides us with insight on his background with CMC management and the impact that expedited drug development programs have had on the pharma industry. Learn how to break down regulations, breakthrough designations, and the best practices suitable when it comes to these programs.
April 1, 2021

Establishing Regulatory Starting Materials & Understanding the ICH

There are many ways for companies to get approvals for expedited development. This is primarily based on trials and data from clinical studies. The biggest issue has always been how acceleration impacts CMC. In many cases, the data and the programs need time and cannot be expedited. So how do you ensure CMC doesn't become the bottleneck?