1st Edition

Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Manufacturing Computer Systems Validation

By Orlando Lopez Copyright 2018
    344 Pages
    by Productivity Press

    344 Pages
    by Productivity Press

    Validation of computer systems is the process that assures the formal assessment and report of quality and performance measures for all the life-cycle stages of software and system development, its implementation, qualification and acceptance, operation, modification, requalification, maintenance and retirement (PICS CSV PI 011-3). It is a process that demonstrates the compliance of computer systems functional and non-functional requirements, data integrity, regulated company procedures and safety requirements, industry standards, and applicable regulatory authority’s requirements. Compliance is a state of being in adherence to application-related standards or conventions or regulations in laws and similar prescriptions.

    This book, which is relevant to the pharmaceutical and medical devices regulated operations, provides practical information to assist in the computer validation to production systems, while highlighting and efficiently integrating worldwide regulation into the subject. A practical approach is presented to increase efficiency and to ensure that the validation of computer systems is correctly achieved.


    1. Introduction

    2. What Is a Computer Systems Validation (CSV)?

    3. CGMP Regulatory Requirements for Production Computer Systems

    4. Maxims in CSV

    5. General CSV Principles

    6. System Life Cycle

    7. SLC Documentation

    8. Management of the Computer System Requirements

    9. Risk Based Validation

    10. CSV Plans and Schedules

    11. Project Management, SLC, Production CSV, ITIL

    12. Computer Systems Operational Life

    13. Suppliers and Service Providers

    14. Trustworthy Computer Systems

    15. Control of Data and Records

    16. Technologies Supporting Integrity of E-Records

    17. Infrastructure Qualification Overview

    18. Remediation Projects

    19. Production CSV Program Organization

    20. Integration Between Computer System and E-Records Life Cycles

    21. Digital Date and Time Stamps

    22. New Technologies and Critical Processes

    23. All Together

    Appendix I: Glossary of Terms

    Appendix II: Abbreviations and/or Acronyms

    Appendix III: Regulatory Cross Match

    Appendix IV: Additional Readings

    Appendix V: References Papers—E-Records Integrity

    Appendix VI: Case Study—Cloud-Based SCADA



    Orlando López

    E-records Integrity SME

    Durham North Carolina USA

    Orlando Lopez has significant understanding and experience with worldwide regulatory authorities regarding CSV, e-records integrity, and related requirements/guidelines related to Production Manufacturing Systems, IT Systems, Analytics, and Business Intelligence.

    He has knowledge and experience in the development of governance and SLC deliverables. Wrote and deployed CSV methodology to computer infrastructure J&J worldwide. Several times he had re-engineered the computer validation methodology to regulated companies.

    Orlando Lopez has experience with direct participation in FDA agency remedial action plans, regulatory inspections, response activities, and consent decree remediation related verifications.

    He is published in the Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, 4th Edition - Chapter 56 Computer Systems Validation (Taylor & Francis Group, LLC) and had written 25+ publications, including 9 computer compliance related books - amazon.com/author/orlandolopez/

    Familiar with gap assessment, remediation planning and remediation execution activities.