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This seminar has been recorded and is available on CD and for instant download. All reference material as listed below and more is available on a special seminar website. The website is regularly updated with most recent information. In case there are questions related to the topic, they can be submitted through a web form and will be answered by the speaker. For ordering info click here.

On-line Audio Seminar 159

Auditing Analytical Laboratories for FDA Compliance

Preparation - conduct - follow up - documentation


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Auditing laboratories is necessary to verify compliance of laboratory practices with regulations, with external and internal quality standards and with internal procedures. When done right, for example, with appropriate feedback and follow-up, audits can also help to improve the quality and efficiency of laboratory operations.

Key Questions related to FDA compliance are:

  • Who should audit laboratories?
  • How frequently should laboratories bee audited?
  • What are the responsibilities of the audit team?
  • What does FDA require: Vertical or horizontal audits?
  • What are most critical audit questions?
  • How to prepare for an audit?
  • How to conduct an audit?
  • What documents should be audited?
  • How to effectively follow up?
  • How to audit a laboratory quality system?
  • What are critical questions for sampling, sample handling, testing, reporting and archiving of data?
  • How to write an FDA compliant audit report?

How does the audio seminar help:

Answers will be presented by Dr. Ludwig Huber in a new interactive audio seminar. During the seminar, the speaker will present strategies and give practical recommendations and examples. After the seminar, an extensive list of reference material like SOPs, worksheets, templates and examples will help immediate and cost effective implementation.

During the interactive presentation you learn about:

  • Three good reasons for laboratory audits
  • FDA and international requirements for laboratory audits
  • FDA Inspections as model for laboratory audits
  • Developing an SOP for 'FDA Inspection Like' audits
  • Developing an audit schedule
  • The audit team: members, tasks, responsibilities
  • Selecting most critical areas
  • Looking at the right documentation
  • Looking at critical laboratory subsystems
  • Assessment through laboratory walkthrough
  • Writing the audit report
  • Follow-up with corrective and preventive actions

And for easy and instant implementation:
download 10+ documents from special seminar website

  • Master Plan: Laboratory Compliance (53 pages)
  • The ideal document to prepare your laboratory for internal and external inspections and audits
  • SOP: Auditing Laboratories
  • SOP: FDA Inspections - Preparation/Conduct/Follow-up
  • SOP: Multinational GMP Inspections - Preparation/Conduct/Follow-up
  • SOP: Change Control of Software and Computer Systems
  • Worksheet: Auditing Analytical Laboratories
  • Regulatory reference documents:
    - FDA Drug cGMP: Requirements for Laboratory Records
    - FDA Drug cGMP: Requirements for Manufacturing Records
  • Literature Reference papers.
    - How to avoid FDA warning letters
  • Most frequently asked questions and answers: Laboratory Compliance
  • Warning letters and Inspectional observations related to analytical and QC labs.
  • FDA guidance
    - Guide to Inspection of Pharmaceutical Quality Control Laboratories
  • PIC/S Guide
    - Inspection of Pharmaceutical Quality Control Laboratories

Who should attend?

  • Laboratory managers and supervisors
  • GLP/GMP auditors
  • QA managers and personnel
  • Analysts and other laboratory staff
  • Validation specialists
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Human resources (HR) managers and staff
  • Training departments
  • Consultants

How to order

Pick one of the options in the table that fits your needs.

Recorded seminar - Web Download

  • Multiple persons - single site
  • Learn at your desk, meet in a seminar or conference room or share the audio file and reference material at your site.
  • Order includes all reference material.

US$ 399.-
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Recorded seminar - CD

  • Get the CD in your mail
  • Order includes all reference material.

US$ 399.-
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Special offer for Labcompliance Usersclub Members
Recorded Seminar- CD or Web download.

  • Order includes all reference material.
  • for Usersclub information and registration, click here

US$ 299.-
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About audio seminars


Online audio seminars are presented over the phone. During the live presentation attendees can:

  1. Study the printed slide material
  2. Watch the slides on a computer
  3. Watch the slides on a video screen in a seminar room
  4. Ask questions through email and web form

About Dr. Ludwig Huber

Dr. Ludwig Huber is the editor and author of Labcompliance. He has been conducting over 300 web and audio or video based seminars since 15 years and and he has given multiple presentations mainly on GLP/GMP, 21 CFR Part 11 and Validation around the world. This included seminars, workshops and presentations for the US FDA, SFDA, KFDA, HSA, ISPE, PDA, PIC/S and several national health agencies.

Dr. Ludwig Huber is a frequent presenter at IVT conferences and has been awarded as the 'Presenter of the Year' out of 170 speakers. This photo is from IVT's conference on Network Qualification with Ludwig Huber as plenary speaker.

Dr. Huber has published several books related to validation and compliance, for example: Validation of Computerized Analytical and Networked Systems. He was or still is a member of several committees, e.g., of the GAMP® Special interest group (SIG) on Laboratory Computers, PDA Part 11 task force, IVT task force on network infrastructure qualification and the European Compliance Academy. He frequently visited FDA in Rockville, VA, and participated in panel discussions with FDA professionals. For feedback from attendees of seminars and  for other information on Dr. Ludwig Huber, click here.