Factorytalk is pleased to join “ISPE Indonesia Annual Conference: Technology Innovation – Adhering to Ethical Behavior and Ensuring Patient Safety” on 6-7 June 2023. The conference gathered more than 100 participants from local and international experts, regulators, practitioners to discuss the topics and enjoy networking.
At the Factorytalk booth, we showcased our cutting-edge products and services with live demos to visitors. It was a pleasure discussing our offers with you and addressing any questions you may have had.
Factorytalk Speaking Sessions
The two days conference had our experts to have speaking sessions and share our insights as follows:
ISPE co-lead validation 4.0 and CEO/ co-founder of Factorytalk
Track 5: Pharmaceutical Miscellaneous Topics
Topic: Computer System Validation (CSV) – Good Practice Update – ISPE GAMP 5 Second Edition
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Product Manager of Factorytalk
Track 2: Technology Innovation
Topic: Enabling Digitalisation in SEA Pharma Manufacturing
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Our speaking sessions received a lot of interest and active participation. Your thoughtful questions, insightful comments, and interactive contributions enriched the sessions.
- Build on the latest technology stack which allow more possibility for integrations
- Affordable and scallable compared to traditional MES: Client only pay what they need
- Fast Implementation
- Easy to use and self service model: it means client does not rely heavily on Factorytalk just to operate a system and make configuration changes
- Consulting and Implementation delivered and supported on timezone with local Indonesian resources with international Pharma IT & CSV experience 10 years + all over the world
- Factorytalk provide Client a one-stop-shop for digitisation with best in class solutions and services
- Mindset shift: Moving from traditional paper-based record to an electronic system requires a change in mindset and work culture. Some employees may be resistant to change or may feel uncomfortable with new technology. Overcoming this challenge involves effectively communicating the benefits of EBR systems, addressing concerns, and providing adequate training and support to help employees adapt to the new system.
- Management buy-in: Convincing management about the benefits and value proposition of EBR systems is crucial for successful implementation. Management may have concerns about the initial investment, disruption to existing processes, or resistance from employees. To address these concerns, it is important to present a clear business case highlighting the potential return on investment, improved operational efficiency, regulatory compliance advantages, and long-term cost savings.
- Stakeholder alignment: Implementing an EBR system requires collaboration and alignment across multiple departments and stakeholders, including production, quality assurance, IT, and regulatory compliance. It can be a challenge to ensure that everyone is on the same page and understands the purpose and benefits of the EBR system. Effective communication, regular meetings, and involving stakeholders early in the process can help build consensus and facilitate smoother implementation.
- IQ may be called IT/CSP : installation and configuration
- OQ may be called SAT : business process and ranges, with standard system can leverage Supplier qualification docs
- PQ may be called UAT : intended use and acceptance
To begin digitalization in a laboratory with multiple types and brands of instruments and tools, follow these steps. First, identify pain points and define clear goals and objectives for digitalization, focusing on areas which have most added value (usually begin with the area which the most pain points). Then, Assess the existing infrastructure and understand the capabilities and connectivity options of the instruments. Next, Research vendors that offer digitalization solutions compatible with the instruments in the lab, if needed, ensuring they provide connectivity and data integration. Evaluate the needs of integration options and plan a phased approach, starting with a pilot project, provide training and support to personnel, and continuously monitor and evaluate the digitalization process for optimization.
- Impact of the equipment on the product quality, patient safety, and data integrity
- Automation and software integration, whether the equipment includes automation or software components that control or monitor its operation.
- Whether the equipment generate, process, record, or store data, and whether the data is used for regulatory compliance, quality control, or GxP decision-making processes.
- Critical thinking, whether the validation scope and effort make sense considering the role and use of the system and help improve and contribute to quality
- The move from customised software projects to standard configurable products
- The importance of IT service providers, particularly the increased role of software suppliers and implementation with Cloud Service Providers
- Addresses and incorporates modern software industry practices:
- Agile development approach (not only waterfall)
- Software tools and automation used for development, deployment and control
- Updated case studies for todays IT systems
- Initial guidance on emerging technologies (AI, Blockchain)
- Latest initiatives (knowledge management, Pharma 4.0)
- Expertise and Resources: CSV requires specialized knowledge and expertise in validation principles, regulatory requirements, some IT/computerized system technical knowledge and industry best practices. In pharma company these knowledge are usually spread out across various team (QA, Validation, IT, Engineering, etc) and makes it difficult to coordinate to perform CSV
- Changing of Regulation: Regulatory requirements for CSV are subject to change. Staying updated with evolving regulations and ensuring compliance can be a significant burden for users who are not dedicated to monitoring regulatory changes.
- Technical Complexity: Computer systems used in the pharmaceutical industry can be complex, encompassing various software applications, hardware, and interfaces. Validating such systems requires in-depth technical knowledge and an understanding of the interactions between different components. It can be challenging to comprehensively validate all aspects of a system, especially when it involves integration with multiple instruments or custom-built software.
- Experiences and risk based approach: Setting up a CSV programme as well as performing CSV are not a routine activities in pharma companies (apart from periodic review).