Good manufacturing practices are practiced all over the world although different terminologies may be used. In Canada we have Good Manufacturing Practices. In USA we have Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP) . Some people think CGMP stands for Canadian GMP but this is not true. There are subtle differences between GMP and CGMP. Knowing one does not mean you know the other as well. There are however more similarities than differences. In this article GMP and Good Manufacturing Practices will be used interchangeably.
It is a system of controls which you will find in pharmaceutical companies. These controls help to prevent product contamination. Good manufacturing practices also helps to prevent mix-ups or making of wrong decisions or occurrence of of deviations from established procedures, product failures, and errors. Thus GMP assures that drug products of high quality enter into the market.
Would you believe someone who claimed that only the personnel involved in the manufacturing of drugs need to know the GMP? I hope not. Knowledge of the Good manufacturing practices is required by all those who carry out regulated activities such as manufacturing, packaging, testing, warehousing, distribution, labeling and importation of drugs. As you can see GMP is required in many areas. GMP is about protecting the product. All the activities involving the protection of the product must be carried out in a certain way according to the GMP. If you work in a warehouse or a lab that involves analyzing drugs for human consumption you also need to know the GMP.
Many professionals are involved in implementing the Good manufacturing practices. Quality assurance and quality control professionals are involved in ensuring that only high quality drugs are manufactured. Manufacturing personnel need to know the standards such as personnel health, dressing, product protection and the correct attitudes among others. Regulatory affairs personnel need to know the GMP to ensure that only products that comply with regulations are submitted for approval. Quality control auditors need to know the GMP in great depth in order to make proper audit.
This one day course on Canadian GMP will be presented by experienced industry experts. It will give an overview of the GMP. It will highlight the areas in which the Canadian GMP differs from other GMPs. This in-class course will be preceded by an online course. The course is based on the 2009 Edition, Version 2 of GMP Guidelines.
To participate in this course, you must have completed the Online course successfully. This course will be useful to those aspiring to work in:
By registering for this course you will be deemed to have registered for the Online course.