QFINITY – Our Publications

On 1 February 2024, the 5th edition of the renowned work “Leitfaden Klinische Prüfungen von Arzneimitteln und Medizinprodukten” was published. Edited by B. Sickmüller, Ch. Gleiter and C. Hinze, with contributions from many experts, present a complete revision and expansion of the content in this latest edition. The book serves as a standard work and reference in its field and covers a wide range of topics. It examines in detail the regulations and methods of clinical research, including the practical conduct of studies, with a particular focus on clinical pharmacological aspects. In addition, it addresses crucial issues relating to the safety of medicinal products and medical devices in clinical trials.

QFINITY is pleased to have contributed to this edition. Marcus Schwabedissen, Frank Henrichmann, Dr Jenny Gebhardt and Oliver Herrmann have written the chapter on “Validation of computerised systems”. This book is a comprehensive resource for drug and medical device research professionals.

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GAMP 5 Guide 2nd Edition

Maintaining the principles and framework of the first edition, published in 2008, the second edition provides updates for applications in the modern world. That includes the increasing importance of service providers, evolving approaches to software development, and the expanded use of software tools and automation. The authors, which include QFINITY’s Oliver Herrmann and Frank Henrichmann, also emphasize the importance of “critical thinking” by knowledgeable and experienced SMEs in defining the reliable approach to probability.

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ISPE GAMP Good Practice Guide: Enabling Innovation

The ISPE GAMP® Good Practice Guide: Enabling Innovation – Critical Thinking, Agile, IT Service Management provides information to assist with:

– Introducing new and improved approaches to software engineering,

– the use of “as a service” (XaaS) offerings, including the use of supporting tools.

The Guide helps regulated organizations identify appropriate quality and validation approaches to make the best use of their resources.

In this GAMP® Good Practice Guide, the authors, which include Oliver Herrmann and Frank Henrichmann of QFINITY, discuss how critical thinking based on product and process knowledge, as well as quality risk management, helps to remove potential barriers when introducing new and innovative technologies.

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ISPE GAMP Good Practice Guide (GPG):

Validation and Compliance of Computerized GCP Systems and Data – Good eClinical Practice

This ISPE GAMP GPG on compliant systems in clinical research offers recommendations on how to meet the specific challenges of the 21st century in the validation and operation of computerized systems in the GCP field. The authors of the guide, including QFINITY’s Oliver Herrmann and Dr. Jenny Gebhardt, consider the increasing number, complexity, costs and patient centricity of clinical trials and focus on the need to implement a new model of a virtually integrated drug development process. This process must be supported by highly integrated computerized systems (from statistical programming platforms, data capture systems and Interactive Response Technologies (IRT) solutions to mobile electronic patient diaries and, in the near future, wearables) to collect, process and analyse clinical data. This guide addresses all of these issues, which represent a major challenge for ensuring adequate control by sponsors and other stakeholders such as CROs and technology providers.

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Renowned authors from industry, consulting and suppliers provide insight into current trends and their practical application in the GxP area. QFINITY∞ is represented among the authors by Oliver Herrmann and Dr. Jenny Gebhardt (“Validation of computer-based GCP systems: Grundlagen, Ansätze, Herausforderungen und Trends”) and Dr. Stefan Schaaf (“Enterprise Management Systems as a Basis for GxP Compliance in the Life Science Industry”).

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Computerized systems in the GCP environment:

Second concept paper from the ISPE GAMP R&D and Clinical Systems SIG

[2 October 2014] The Good Clinical Practice (GCP) fields is undergoing many changes: for example, the publication of a new EU regulation on clinical trials (“Clinical Trials Regulation”) was announced for 2014, the aim of which is to make the planning, approval and execution of clinical trials in the EU more efficient. Computerized systems make a significant contribution to increasing efficiency. The ISPE GAMP R&D and Clinical Systems SIG has published another concept paper entitled “Validation and Data Integrity in eClinical Platforms”.

ISPE GAMP R&D and Clinical Systems SIG publishes first Concept Paper

[7 October 2013] Due to the fact that the pharmaceutical industry is gradually switching from paper-based to electronically supported processes, the validation of computerized systems is increasingly becoming the focus of official inspections in the field of clinical studies as well. This means that there is an increased need for guidelines for GCP-regulated systems, especially since these play an important role in the life cycle of drugs. GCP experts from the R&D and Clinical Systems SIG, led by the Q-FINITY CEO, prepared the concept paper with the intention of bringing the GAMP 5 principles into alignment with GCP requirements using the example of an Electronic Data Capture System (EDC).