Biopharmaceutical Industry Regulation & Mgmt

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Biopharmaceutical Industry Regulation & Mgmt

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy, Pre-Pharmacy

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    1.    Module Aims: This module will provide a high level overview of the regulatory environment and the roles and responsibilities in which biopharmaceutical engineering professionals must operate. The focus will be on the increasing regulatory needs throughout the development lifecycle. A review of current good manufacturing practices (c GMP) associated with the manufacture of biological medicinal products for human use shall be undertaken and this shall be applied to the students own organisation and a gap analysis completed. As the landscape is driving for regulatory harmonisation emphasis on commonality and unique regional requirements shall be investigated. The entire value system of Regulatory importance shall be covered namely, the Institute for Chemical Harmonisation Guidance on Quality Systems ICH Qx, which addresses all current best practice aspects of Biopharmaceutical quality management This shall focus on Utilities, manufacturing and Quality test and release of products as required by regulation. 2.    The module will take both a current and prospective look at the ever evolving regulatory requirements, applying the principles of quality by design and continuous improvements during biopharmaceutical development facilitate using a range of risk management tools, thereby building innovation into a proposed manufacturing process. This approach is based on the FDA’s initiative of cGMPs for the 21st Century. Process validation considerations for biopharmaceutical manufacturing will also be addressed, in terms of the process and quality attributes considered to be critical. A sound Quality system shall be designed using best practice from across the guidelines to act as a template for comparison to existing quality systems within the students organisation. As a focal point the role of Bioanalytical methodologies shall be investigated and the challenges associated with the validation and regulatory approval of Bioanalytical methods shall be explored. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. 1. Define a best practice quality system for a biopharmaceutical manufacturing operation, understand where their own organisation fits relative to established best practice and be able to make recommendations to improve their own quality system and mitigate risk during site inspections. 2. Demonstrate an understanding of the drivers for regulation within the industry and to use basic project management tools to assist in risk mitigation studies of their own organisations 3. Outline procedures for managing compliance based on the cGMPs for the 21st Century initiative

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