Imagine the scenario of developing new software for a pharmaceutical manufacturing process. The supplier, armed with a robust quality system, meticulously documents each stage of development. Simultaneously, the user ensures that the supplier is well-versed in the specific regulations that pertain to the pharmaceutical or medical device industry. This collaborative partnership ensures that the final product not only meets the company's operational requirements but also seamlessly aligns with regulatory standards.
From gathering information for the validation plan to producing the final report, we ensure a meticulous approach. Importantly, FIVE Validation takes on a neutral role. We do not favor any specific party, ensuring that the validation process remains impartial. We aim to safeguard the product, uphold data integrity, and prioritize the well-being of consumers and patients.
However, even with a third party involved, the responsibility for validation still lies with your company. It is imperative that you fully understand the content of the documentation, ensuring compliance, and knowing precisely where tests were conducted. Being well-informed is essential because being caught off-guard during an audit can lead to complications. It's important to note that some inspectors may not accept responses from third parties during audits.
When it comes to tests performed by third-party entities, these should undergo monitoring, review, and approval by your organization. It is not advisable to accept a validation package without your signature. Ensuring your active involvement is a responsible practice that maintains the integrity of the validation process.
In essence, third-party validation can be a collaborative solution, but it's crucial to remain engaged and informed. Understanding the process, collaborating effectively with your supplier, and utilizing tools like Digital Validation Software can streamline the journey, ensuring a well-documented and effective validation outcome that's ready to face audits with confidence.
Bruna is a highly educated professional with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and a Master's in Hematology. She also holds two MBA degrees, one in Health Innovation Management and another in Strategic Business Management.
Her expertise lies in computer systems validation and equipment qualification in life sciences industries, including pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Additionally, she has experience in validating management systems like ERP, WMS, and CRM.
She is an electrical engineer with 20 years of experience serving Biopharmaceuticals and Medical Devices companies. She received training in GAMP5 and FDA 21 CFR Part11 in England, SAP® validation in Germany, and Data Integrity and Data Governance in Denmark.
As CEO and co-founder of FIVE Validation, a company dedicated to streamlining compliance processes, Silvia is committed to making compliance faster and simpler for our clients.
She has nearly 10 years of technical and business experience in the food industry, specializing in corporate quality/quality control. Additionally, she has experience in the health/pharmaceutical sectors.
As a paperless validation enthusiast, she is passionate about bringing efficiency and innovation to Life Science companies.
Her expertise lies in validation and qualification projects, including VLMS, ERPs, EQMS, automation (PW), and IT Infrastructure Qualification.
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