Cherwell will be exhibiting and participating in a key ‘EU GMP Annex 1 Draft Revision Insight’ meeting at Leamington Spa on 12th March 2018. To be jointly hosted by the PHSS (Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Society) and the PQG (Pharmaceutical Quality Group) the event aims to provide a forum for discussion with invited regulatory authorities (MHRA) on this highly significant sterile drug GMP guideline update...
Welcome to our January 2018 eNewsletter – providing you with the latest news and updates from Cherwell Laboratories. If there’s any additional information you require, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Writing a blog to cover the updates made to EU GMP Annex 1 – Manufacture of Sterile Medicinal Products was quite a challenge due to the sheer amount of new content. Previously I covered changes and updates to the control of personnel, premises and water systems. Now for the rest…
Well, it’s almost here. The much anticipated, updated version of EU GMP Annex 1 – Manufacture of Sterile Medicinal Products was published for consultation in December. Over the last few years, Andrew Hopkins of the MHRA and project leader, promised a great deal more detail in the new version, mainly due to a loss of knowledge in recent years caused by experienced staff in the sector retiring. Hopkins is true to his word. The draft annex 1 is a far more detailed document, and arguably...
Prepared agar plates are one of the most popular forms of prepared culture media. While agar is chiefly used in the laboratory, this polymer has an interesting history and is very useful outside of the scientific world too. But where does it come from, and why do we favour this substance over any other?
Bicester, UK, 17th January 2018: Cherwell Laboratories, specialist suppliers of products for environmental monitoring and process validation, has published an eBook titled, “The Pharmaceutical and Cleanroom Industry’s Pocket Guide to Prepared Culture Media”.
Staff at Cherwell Laboratories continued their fundraising efforts over the 2017 Christmas period.
The team managed to raise nearly £200 during their Christmas 2017 raffle. We would like to say thank you to all staff members that participated in the fundraising raffle by buying raffle tickets and donating prizes. Cherwell matched the amount raised by staff and rounded it up to make £500.
Any businesses requiring agar plates for successful testing and microbial growth activities need to know two things: that all agar plates are guaranteed to be of high quality and offer reliable results; and that confidence in your supplier is rooted in provable standards, certifications and validated processes.
Prepared media in the form of agar plates is used in all sorts of industries, from microbiology to beer manufacture, for a variety of applications. Across all industries that use these plates, a common debate endures: is it best to manufacture them in house, or buy in from an external supplier?
For the third consecutive year I managed to find myself at the Pharmig Annual Conference. This year it was held at the Crown Plaza, Heythrop Park just down the road from Cherwell near Chipping Norton. As per usual there was a packed schedule full of interesting talks and discussions. I have already covered the open discussion sessions in my previous blog; this is a quick summary of the other talks from the 29th and 30th November.