Upon earning a degree in Zoology at North Carolina State University, Joy McElroy made her debut in the pharmaceutical industry in 1992 at Pharmacia & UpJohn performing environmental monitoring and sterility testing. Her hard work allowed her to move into a supervisory role at Abbott Laboratories where she oversaw their quality control lab. In 1998, Ms. McElroy moved to Wyeth Lederle and worked in quality assurance, performing GMP compliance audits, batch record reviews, and holding annual GMP training for new employees. After working in quality assurance for a few years, she moved into equipment qualification and cleaning validation at Mallinckrodt. With over 20 years total experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, Ms. McElroy has gained extensive knowledge of quality assurance, process and cleaning validation, equipment qualification, sterilization, and GMP compliance auditing. Her knowledge, experience, and strong work ethic have made her a highly sought-after engineer in both the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. In 2013, Ms. McElroy started her own company, Maynard Consulting Company, which provides top engineers, auditors, and validation specialist to pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device clients across the United States, Canada, and the world.
Auditing is a critical aspect of an overall data integrity assurance plan. To successfully audit the integrity of data, auditors must possess specific knowledge, insights, and skills. A solid audit strategy and plan are critical to providing the highest degree of assurance that no data integrity breaches have occurred, short of 100% verification (which is unfeasible in an industry that generates large volum..
The various regulatory agencies have expectations that pharmaceutical manufacturers will demonstrate control over their manufacturing processes, validations, and documentation. Quality auditing is the process of checking whether these organizations have implemented what they have stated in written procedures and whether their people are doing what the organizations procedures state they will do.Learning Obj..
Effective process improvement can be key to reducing delays and improving data accuracy. In clinical trials, turnaround time and data accuracy are critical. Likewise, the contract research organization (CRO) level or the institutional review board (IRB) level can have serious downstream effects, negatively impacting study efficacy and time-to-market. It is essential, therefore, that all participants in cl..
Validation of computer systems is a regulatory requirement within the life sciences. "How much to validate" is one of the biggest challenges validation teams face. The struggle to balance time and available resources with compliance requirements often leads to insufficient testing and/or project overruns, which in turn can lead to significant regulatory and safety risks. One way to avoid these issues is to ..
This training program will provide the regulatory requirements for complaint handling in the pharmaceutical & medical device industries. The course will touch on complaint sources and details will be furnished on the interrelationships regarding complaint handling and product recalls. The course will also include timeline requirements associated with adverse event reporting. Areas Cover..
Manufacturing Quality Agreements- Qualifying Suppliers and Managing Quality in FDA-Regulated Industries
Quality agreements are an integral part of outsourced GMP manufacturing and testing. They define the framework for quality expectations between you and your vendors and the responsibilities necessary to demonstrate drug quality, safety, and efficacy. In 2016, the FDA issued dozens of 483 observations relating to topics governed by the quality agreement system. Furthermore, in November 2016, the FDA finalize..
This course addresses how to write effective SOPs, and work instructions in support of your company's activities.Learning ObjectivesFood and Drug Administration (FDA), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) requirements for documentationEffective written SOPs and work instructionsMandates for documentation set forth by the regulators, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Int..
This webinar will discuss the major components of Validation Master Plans. It will discuss how the VMP is different from Validation SOPs. Various regulatory requirements for Validation Master Plans will be discussed as well as effective guidelines for authoring a VMP and a team writing approach to authoring a Validation Master Plans will be discussed. Various types and examples of VMPs will be given and dis..