Onsite Factory Acceptance Test Vs Virtual Factory Acceptance Test

Is a process, evaluating the equipments during and after the assembly process by verifying that it is built and operating under design specifications as per purchase order. A Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) is usually preformed at the vendor prior to shipping to a customer. The supplier tests the machine/system in accordance with the clients approved test plans /purchase orders and specifications to show that system is at a point to be installed and tested on receivers site.


Survey Report on Virtual Fat Conducted in Pharmaceutical Industry

A survey was conducted on Virtual FAT (Factory Test Acceptance) in this COVID-19 pandemic. This survey has got an eminent response from an Indian pharmaceutical organization. Many delegates from the different departments/professionals, such as Quality, Engineering, Production, Validations, and Consultants participated in it.


Pandemic Fallout – Role of Indian Pharma - Digital Impact & AI

The current pandemic which the world has been experiencing for the last 6 months now, has made some of the major changes in the priorities that the world sees today as important and critical. We have already witnessed some of these changes and steps taken by the world economies in combating and trying to minimize the adverse impact. We all hope that the recovery would be V-shaped instead of an L-shaped one.


Pharma 4.0

The world has in the last one year, witnessed the biggest disruption unprecedented in history. The pandemic has made a phenomenal impact on the industrial world where the supply chains have been adversely affected. The Pharma Industry has been at the forefront as it was their role that came under the spotlight. 

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Standard Operating Procedure

A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is a set of written instructions that documents employees follow a routine or repetitive activity in an organization. As industry experts, often fail to recognize that the mother of all evils is tendency to forget to follow SOP. In the pharmaceutical industry, the SOP activities begin from entering the premises, every internal action, and even how to exit the premises.


Disrupting Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Pharmaceutical drugs remain one of the most thriving counterfeit markets in the world today. This has far reaching implications on the pharma industry as well as the wider society. There are no exact numbers on the scale of counterfeiting or its impact, but a recent PwC Strategy study provides a disturbing perspective on both the scale and far reaching implications of pharma counterfeiting


Time to Collaborate, Co-operate and Innovate

During Covid-19 lockdown, Messe Muenchen India, the organiser of leading trade fairs like analytica Anacon India, India Lab Expo and Pharma Pro & Pack Expo in association with Indian Pharma Machinery Manufacturers Association (IPMMA) has organised a serious of webinars focused on the challenges faced by the pharmaceutical industry.

Joining hands to mitigate challenges

As part of its webinar series during the pandemic, Pharma Pro&Pack Expo, analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo hosted a comprehensive seminar on 30th April 2020, titled “Covid-19: Pharma and machinery sector join hands to mitigate the challenges”.

The New Normal for Pharma Regulatory

At the outset, let me thank Informa Markets for inviting me to express my opinion on current Covid-19 situation with respect to global regulatory affairs. I am delighted to express my personal comments over here. Before I start, I hope all of your families and friends are safe in this tragic unforeseen situation. 

Preparedness tips for regulatory professionals

“These are of course unprecedented times, so it’s very vital we follow government and healthcare service guidelines to protect ourselves, our families and the wider community. I recognize this is difficult time for all of us, but I would encourage everyone to remain optimistic, stay indoors, stay connected, using the amazing technology that’s available