ARTICLES BY TIM SANDLE
FDA Adopts ICH Final Guidance On Bioanalytical Method Validation1/11/2023
The FDA has issued final guidance on the validation of biological assays, titled M10 Bioanalytical Method Validation and Study Sample Analysis. ICH approved the final guidance in May 2022, so this FDA adoption completes international acceptance of a unified approach. It extends to both full and partial validation for clinical and nonclinical studies.
ICH Issues Draft Guideline On Viral Safety Evaluation Of Biotech Products12/8/2022
Viral contamination can affect raw materials, cell culture processes, bioreactor contamination, and downstream processing. ICH's new draft guideline titled Viral Safety Evaluation of Biotechnology Products Derived From Cell Lines of Human or Animal Origin is available for public comment through the FDA (ending Jan. 14, 2023) and through the EMA (ending Feb. 10, 2023).
How Can Nanomedicine Innovations Combat Cancer?10/24/2022
For the past two decades, nanotechnology has promised a revolution in medicine, especially in creating new ways to deliver medicines to treat cancer. This article shares an overview of nanomedicine and some of the key innovations within the field during the past year.
10 Critical Validation Parameters For Microbiological Experiments7/26/2021
In studying a microbiological method, different validation parameters require assessment. These are variables or factors that can be controlled, changed, or measured in the experiment. This article outlines the key parameters to consider.
Best Practices For Designing Microbiology Experiments6/23/2021
A sound scientific approach can be taken for running experiments and qualification of microbiological methods. This article looks at factors to consider in drawing up assessment criteria for a microbiological test, including the limit of detection, specificity, and quantification.
A LIMS Audit Framework: What To Audit & How To Prepare5/24/2021
Laboratory information management systems (LIMS) are inevitably the subject of regulatory focus and audit. This article considers what to audit and how to audit a LIMS, presenting a framework useful to those planning to undertake a LIMS audit and for laboratory managers who need to prepare.