Overview: CAPA and the related tools of Failure Investigation and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is a major tool in product complaint, non-conformance, and OOS failure investigations, and hazard analysis / risk management and mitigation activities.
"close-the-loop" complaints, non-conformances, out-of specification conditions, and must include proper impact analysis / actions. As such CAPA is a major element of cGMP compliance (one of the four key inputs of QSIT, the FDA's Quality Systems Inspection Technique), and is also a key source of regulatory problems. How can companies allocate scarce resources to those activities that have the greatest impact to product quality / safety, minimize resources on minor issues, and still satisfy the regulatory agencies? Use the CAPA system not just to satisfy regulatory requirements, but to facilitate a closed-loop problem resolution system to reduce "fire fighting"and minimize costly product quality problems.
Why you should attend: Expectations for meaningful, results driven, "bullet proof" CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Action) System that addresses and resolves underlying product problems are increasing among regulatory agencies worldwide, with good reason. EU’s ISO 14971 (Device Risk Management) and the FDA’s QSIT and ICH Q9, underscore this increased emphasis. A valid closed-loop CAPA system utilizes root cause analysis for true problem (not symptom) resolution. Growing high-profile field problems indicate that effective "closed loop" CAPA is still not the industry norm. The billions of dollars spent by industry annually on quality / GMP are not providing the product safety or efficacy seemingly promised. And for most companies, the fixes are not rocket-science, but proper up-front risk-based, closed-loop CAPA, an integral part of viable Quality Management / cGMP planning, implementation and execution systems.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Regulatory "Hot Buttons"
Correction, Corrective Action, Preventive Action Defined
Impact Analysis and Response - a Key Component
CAPA System Assessment
Data Sources / Metrics
Monitor for Effectiveness
"Closed-Loop" - Lock In the Change
Beyond Regulatory Compliance
Who Will Benefit:
Senior management in Drugs, Devices, Biologics, Dietary Supplements