What Does Your Plant Spend on Raw Material Identity Verification? The Answer May Surprise You
Drug manufacturers must verify the identity of their incoming raw materials prior to release into the production process. For some, meeting this requirement involves extracting and testing samples from a small fraction of their incoming containers; for others it means testing every single package. Regardless, all find thorough and compliant material identity verification a costly exercise, with costs that span operational, personnel, facility planning, capital equipment, maintenance and consumables. This paper discusses ways to make these processes more efficient and less costly.