QRM for Filter Integrity Testing – Complying with EMA's Future Annex 1
Quality Risk Management (QRM) is a systematic process for dealing with risks to the quality of a pharmaceutical product throughout its lifecycle. Although QRM is not new, the regulatory focus on QRM will increase with the arrival of Annex 1 of the EMA. Integrity testing of sterile filters is a key focus of QRM as it is a fundamental element of sterility assurance. This article points out the insufficiency of traditional QRM for filter integrity testing and advocates a comprehensive approach that allows the identification and avoidance of possible errors.