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Ensure access to the Chinese market
Preparing, Participating and Handling a Chinese Food & Drug Administration (CFDA) Inspection
The Chinese Drug market is increasing fast – and the CFDA must ensure that any foreign company exporting medicinal product to China complies with the CFDA drug regulations and standards!
The CFDA’s 2016 drug inspection report indicated the performance of inspections in 19 countries, including 33 planned inspections in Europe. (http://eng.sfda.gov.cn/WS03/CL0757/173385.html). Pharmaceutical and medical device firms exporting products to China have seen an increasing focus on GMP compliance from the CFDA. The CFDA has published a draft guideline on overseas inspection of medical device companies in December 2017; therefore, the number of inspections will likely rise for medical device firms.
According to the CFDA drug inspection report, the focus of the CFDA is to find problems: "There's a worldwide understanding that if an authority can find more problems, it proves the agency is highly-qualified. Our role is to find problems. Our inspectors are trained to find more problems, and tell the industry to deal with them and prevent them to be found in the future," says Ding Jianhua, director of Department of Drug and Cosmetics Supervision of the CFDA.
During this Seminar you will get the opportunity to hear from an expert in the field about the CFDA organization and regulatory authority, the CFDA inspection process and strategy, how to interact with the CFDA inspector, and recommendations to prepare for a successful CFDA inspection. In addition, you will also hear from Industry colleagues about their CFDA inspection experiences.
This course provides the attendee with the essential information and recommendations to promote the preparation for, and to facilitate, a successful CFDA inspection; and to avoid CFDA inspection pitfalls associated with cultural diversity.
Course content:CFDA Organization & Authority
- Brief history of CFDA
- Organization and structure of CFDA
- CFDA Drug and Device inspection program and procedures
- CFDA regulatory authority: domestic vs. foreign companies
- CFDA regulatory actions: domestic vs. foreign companies
- Education, training and experience requirements
- Command of English language
- Training programs available to, and/or provided to CFDA inspectors
- Qualification requirements to perform foreign inspections
- Comparison with FDA & EU inspectors
- Provide or offer assistance for travel arrangements; e.g., hotels, ground transportation
- Proper reception of CFDA inspectors
- Meals and entertainment for CFDA inspectors
- Use of interpreters
- Translation of documents
- Inspection scheduling and planning (length of inspection, number of inspectors)
- Preparing responses and documents to standard administrative questions or requests
- CFDA inspection techniques (e.g., walk-through inspection, follow path of drug production, etc.)
- Comparison with US and EU GMP requirements
- Examples: data integrity, validation, laboratory controls
- Statistics over the years
- Examples of CFDA issued citations
- Trending of CFDA citations
Who should attend:
Personnel within Pharmaceutical or Medical Device/IVD companies who are responsible for handling and/or participating in inspections from authorities, either in companies already selling to the Chinese market or those in the process of getting their product approved and where an inspection may take place in the future. Quality Assurance, GMP compliance and regulatory affairs professionals should also attend to gain the necessary information and knowledge to prepare for a successful CFDA inspection.
In the report, CFDA gives information about both domestic and overseas inspections and you can find examples of their findings as well. Overseas inspections covered 51 enterprises (mainly in Europe and North America) during 2017, a slight decrease compared to 2016. 9 of these inspections didn’t pass and the two major areas where defects were found was QA/QC and Document controls.
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Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device
Date, location and venue:
28 May 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark
(Entrance from Kvægtorvsgade)
09.00-17.00 (Registration 08.30-09.00)
Register by 16 Apr: 6 330 DKK (€ 850) - Save 1 500 DKK
From 17 Apr: 7 830 DKK (€ 1 050)
Incl. course material (pdf), lunch and refreshments
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