1st Edition

Pharmaceutical Process Design and Management

ISBN 9781138255500
Published November 9, 2016 by Routledge
288 Pages

USD $59.95

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Book Description

A quality product or service is the successful and profitable outcome of organising resources, as judged by the final customer. Every business unit needs processes in order to do this effectively; and all processes must be documented so that achievements can be measured and future improvements planned and implemented. Pharmaceutical Process Design and Management takes a step-wise approach to process management. It presents the various elements comprising a process (man, machine, materials, method and environment); it looks at quality control and quality assurance, tools for quality improvements and ways of structuring a process into discrete, fully accountable elements; it proposes that for processes to run successfully, all operators must be the initial problem-solvers; finally, it illustrates how, with the right tools, every problem can be broken down into solvable elements. Learn how to deploy a science and risk-based approach to pharmaceutical manufacturing, by taking a fundamental approach to process design and management and, as a consequence, keep your customers satisfied and your profits healthy.



Kate McCormick has extensive experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing, having worked with companies and regulators worldwide. She has published several textbooks and articles, edited GMP Review from 2004 to 2011 and is a former education advisor for ISPE. McCormick has qualifications in biochemistry, microbiology and business studies. Wylie McVay has extensive operations support experience in pharmaceutical quality control, quality assurance and post-approval regulatory affairs. McVay is a review board member of the Journal of Validation Technology and GxP Compliance magazines. He is certified in Quality and Regulatory and holds a Master of Science in Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs.


'This book is comprehensive, practical and brings new thinking to the manufacture of pharmaceutical products. The authors demonstrate a wealth of experience and use numerous examples from real life. They present innovative ideas in context with current thinking, the regulatory environment and the industry's history. It is a valuable resource for anyone seeking information on modern approaches to pharmaceutical production.' Bruce Davis (Global Consulting), Principal '...a valuable resource for those seeking information on the modern approach to pharmaceutical production. If your aim is to employ a scientific and risk-based approach to the manufacturing process while maximising profit and ensuring customer satisfaction, then Pharmaceutical Process Design and Management should form part of your reference material.' Quality World