GCP/GLP/GMP : Comparison of FDA’s 3 Major Regulations



These are the 3 major regulations FDA uses to regulate the Pharmaceutical/Medical Device industries in the USA. This web presentation presents an overview of FDA’s 3 major regulations – Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Although varying slightly in different regions of the world these 3 regulations have the same basic elements and interpretations globally. Learn the requirements for each regulation, how they fit into the development process and how they are same and how they differ. Learn when to use each regulation and how FDA interprets the regulation.

Areas to be Covered:

Overview of each regulation – GCP, GLP, GMP
How each regulation is the same
How each regulation differs
FDA’s interpretation of each regulation

Who will Benefit:

Regulatory Affairs Personnel
Research Personnel
Manufacturing Personnel
Clinical Personnel
Nonclinical Personnel
Lab Personnel
Quality Personnel
Personnel who require a general understanding of the FDA’s 3 major regulations

Albert A. Ghignone

Albert A. Ghignone, MS, RAC is the CEO of AAG Incorporated. For more than 30 years his focus has been on FDA related matters in regulatory affairs, quality assurance and clinical affairs. He has expertise in dealing with all aspects of the FDA approval process for drugs, biologics, medical devices and generic drugs. He has worked in every major segment of the industry-research, quality assurance, regulatory affairs, manufacturing and clinical. He has been responsible for regulatory submissions, registrations, FDA liaison, clinical studies, compliance activities and FDA training. He also has expertise in the assessment of product and facilities for due diligence relative to FDA requirements.

He lectures throughout the world on numerous FDA related matters. He is a consultant to FDA and trains FDA Field Force (those who conduct FDA inspections) on GCP, GLP and GMP). In addition to training FDA personnel Mr. Ghignone also consults/trains for Drug, Biologic and Medical Device companies, US Army HIV Research Group, NIH AIDS Group, US Army Surgical Research Group and the Naval Medical Research Group. He is a member of the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society which elected him the 1984 Professional of the Year. He has served the society as Vice President, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

In recent years he has filed numerous FDA drug, biologic and medical device submissions for product approval. In addition he has been involved in two of the largest clinical trials conducted, the 8,000 patient clinical trial in Africa and the 16,000 patient clinical trial in Thailand.




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