No room for error: How a holistic quality management strategy can help pharma firms adhere to strict quality standards

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Ever heard the phrase “one bad apple spoils the barrel”? The proverb rings especially true in pharmaceutical manufacturing, where even trace amounts of contaminants can have grave consequences for patient safety. “In the case of pharma, the stakes are so high that even the tiniest contaminants can endanger patients and result in wasted therapeutics, amounting to millions of dollars,” says Dan UpDyke, life sciences strategic marketing manager at Rockwell Automation. 

In the following interview, UpDyke explains how a holistic quality management strategy in pharma can help manufacturers adhere to the industry’s strict regulatory standards. Such an approach can help pharma companies avoid problems related to sub-standard ingredients, possible contamination, or a temperature excursion during delivery, all of which can jeopardize the integrity of the entire product.

In the following interview, UpD…

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