In the ever-evolving world of pharmaceuticals, compliance with regulations is essential. Our thermal validation service helps you meet these standards while protecting your product and your reputation.
It refers to the process of verifying the performance of equipment used to control temperature-sensitive processes. This includes processes such as storage, transportation, and production of pharmaceutical products. The aim of thermal validation is to ensure that these processes are consistent and that the temperature is kept within specified limits to ensure product quality and efficacy.
The thermal validation process involves data loggers, temperature probes, and other monitoring devices to measure and record the temperature of the equipment and the product being stored or transported.
Verifying that the equipment used in temperature-sensitive processes is suitable for the intended use and can keep the desired temperature within specified limits.
Using data loggers, temperature probes, and other monitoring devices to measure and record the temperature of equipment and products during storage, transportation, and production.
Evaluating the data collected from monitoring and data collection to verify that the temperature control system is functioning within the desired range and can support a consistent temperature over time.
Documenting the results of thermal validation assessments, including any deviations or issues found, and preparing reports that summarize the findings.
Regularly re-evaluating the equipment and processes used in thermal validation to ensure ongoing compliance with regulations and to keep product quality.
In India, the compliances to be followed for thermal validation services in the pharmaceutical industry are regulated by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO). The following are some of the key compliances to be followed:
- Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
- Good Documentation Practices (GDP)
- World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines
- International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
- International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance
- International Organization for Standardization (ISO 9001 & ISO 45001)
- Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
- EN285 (European Standards)
- Parenteral Drug Association (PDA)
- International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
Thermal validation services are essential for a variety of industries that handle temperature-sensitive products or processes
|Thermal validation is a process of testing and validating the heating, cooling, and temperature control systems of equipment and facilities used in pharmaceutical manufacturing, storage, and distribution. It is important to ensure the stability, efficacy, and safety of pharmaceutical products.|
|Temperature control is critical to ensuring the stability, efficacy, and safety of pharmaceutical products. Even slight variations in temperature can affect the potency, stability, and shelf life of pharmaceutical products. Thermal validation helps to ensure that temperature control systems are operating correctly and are capable of maintaining the required temperature ranges for pharmaceutical products.|
|The benefits of thermal validation include:|
Increased product quality and safety
Compliance with regulatory requirements
Reduced risk of recalls and product liability lawsuits
Improved efficiency and productivity
Reduced operating costs
|There are two main types of thermal validation:|
Equipment validation: This involves validating the temperature control systems of individual pieces of equipment.
Process validation: This involves validating the entire manufacturing process, including the temperature control systems.
|The steps involved in thermal validation vary depending on the specific equipment or process being validated. However, the general steps include:|
|Planning and development|
|Installation and qualification|
|The regulatory requirements for thermal validation vary depending on the country and the specific product being manufactured. However, the most common regulatory requirements include:|
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations