6-Hour Virtual Seminar on Analytical Instrument Qualification and Validation – Understanding Use of Excel and FDA Audit Preparation

In this seminar you will learn the different global agencies expectations of analytical equipment qualification along with the development of a sound process validation program in order to develop and implement bulletproof solutions that are accepted, effective, and efficient. Through case study analysis we will examine best practices to provide thoughts and ideas to develop or improve the performance of your current system. Additionally, case studies will explore how your management practices of your analytical equipment qualification/ validation and process validation programs can help or hurt your legal liability and the legal issues that arise from nonconformance with regulators and Auditors.

The cost of non-compliance is therefore more than that of compliance. Are you in compliance with the FDA regulations for analytical equipment qualification and validation in your facility? This seminar will help attendees understand the instrument qualification and system validation processes and will provide instruction on how to prepare for FDA audits and how to become part 11 compliant. FDB3289

Areas Covered:

  • Learn about the regulatory background and requirements for laboratory instrument qualification and system validation
  • Understand the logic and principles of instrument qualification and system validation from validation planning reporting
  • Understand and be able to explain your company’s qualification and validation strategies
  • Be able to independently prepare and execute test protocols, this includes setting specifications and acceptance criteria
  • Understand how to review and approve qualification and validation protocols
  • Understand Validation and Use of Excel in the QC Laboratory
  • Learn about Handling raw data and other laboratory records
  • Be able to develop inspection ready qualification and validation deliverables
  • Learn how to avoid and/or respond to FDA inspectional observations and warning letters

Joy McElroy

Joy McElroy offers 14 years of experience as a consultant and over 20 years’ total experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries in quality control, clinical settings, good manufacturing practice (GMP) auditing as well as validation engineering. McElroy specializes in equipment qualification, cleaning validation, sterilization, environmental monitoring, GMP compliance auditing, good documentation practices, GMP and good laboratory practice training. She has written and executed equipment qualification and validation protocols for numerous companies. Joy is co-owner of Maynard Consulting Company.

Session 1

  • Requirements and approaches for Analytical Instrument Qualification
  • Going through the qualification phases
  • Testing and deviation handling
  • Retrospective qualification and Requalification
Session 2

  • Equipment Maintenance and Change control
  • Type and extend of qualification for USP Instrument Categories
  • Requirements and approaches for Laboratory Computer Systems
  • Examples for risk assessment of computer systems
Session 3

  • Validation of Laboratory Computer systems
  • Preparing inspection ready validation documentation
  • Validation and Use of Excel in the QC Laboratory
  • How to ensure spreadsheet and data integrity
Session 4

  • Periodic review and revalidation of chromatographic data system
  • Handling raw data and other laboratory records
  • Ensuring Integrity and Security of Laboratory (Raw) data
  • Auditing Laboratory Computer Systems and records for FDA Compliance
  • Learn how to avoid or respond to FDA 483s and warning letters

This seminar will be beneficial to personnel in pharmaceutical development and quality control laboratories and contract testing laboratories as well as Individuals that have Quality Management Systems responsibilities for making general improvements in their organization’s performance specifically related to equipment and processes. Following personnel will benefit from the course:

  • Laboratory managers, supervisors and analysts
  • IT managers and staff
  • Consultants
  • Laboratory suppliers of material, equipment and services
  • Senior quality managers
  • Quality professionals
  • Regulatory professionals
  • Compliance professionals
  • Production supervisors
  • Validation engineers
  • Manufacturing engineers
  • Production engineers
  • Design engineers
  • Process owners
  • Quality engineers
  • Quality auditors



  • Login Information with Password to join the session, 24 hours prior to the webinar
  • Presentation Handout in .pdf format
  • Presentation from the Speaker
  • Feedback form
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Recording access Information with Password to view the webinar, will be sent 24 hours after the completion of the Live webinar.
  • Presentation Handout in .pdf format
  • Certificate of Attendance