Effective and Practical use of FMEA for Risk-Based Approach to Computer Systems Validation
Upon earning a degree in Zoology at North Carolina State University, Joy 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 Joy 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, Joy moved into Equipment Qualification and Cleaning Validation at Mallinckrodt.
With 14 years of experience as a consultant, and over 25 years total experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, Joy has gained extensive knowledge of Quality Assurance, Process and Cleaning Validation, and Equipment Qualification. She has written and executed Equipment Qualification and Validation Protocols for numerous Companies such as Mallinckrodt, Wyeth Lederle, Merck, BioMerieux, Catalent, and Phillips Midsize.
Her knowledge, experience, and strong work ethic have made her a highly sought-after engineer in both the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Joy specializes in Equipment Qualification, Sterilization, Cleaning Validation, and GMP Compliance Auditing.
In 2013 Joy 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.
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 employ a common risk-prevention tool called Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA). FMEA will help you focus on your most significant risks, allowing you to more efficiently and effectively validate your computer systems.
Course Level: Intermediate
Why Should Attend
Professionals who attend this training will be equipped to present FMEA as a tool for scoping computer systems validation efforts to ensure that resources are focused on the most critical areas of risk. At its core, FMEA is designed as a methodology to evaluate a system, design, process, or service for possible ways in which failures can occur. As such, it is a perfect tool to validate computer systems and ensure compliance. This course will demonstrate how an FMEA can be used to scope computer validation efforts on the most critical business and compliance items.