What Does Your Plant Spend on Raw Material Identity Verification? The Answer May Surprise You

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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.