This webinar will explore what SOPs are, what they are used for, when they are required, how to write them effectively for compliance and for implementation within the organization, and how to ensure effective communication and training of procedures within the SOPs.
SOPs are standardized procedures and processes prepared with enough detail to ensure that tasks are performed consistently each time they are done. SOPs are also required to be in compliance with regulations and guidelines internationally, across all regulated functions, including sales, marketing, manufacturing, quality, and regulatory affairs.Absence of and non-adherence to SOPs are often cited in regulatory inspections as deficiencies.Poorly prepared SOPs or poor compliance with existing SOPs can compromise commercialization efforts, maintenance of an effective quality system, and may result in product recalls.
Peggy J. Berry, MBA, RAC, is the president and CEO of Synergy Consulting where she provides consulting services to companies in all aspects of drug development. She also provides group and one-on-one training in drug development, regulatory affairs and project management topics. Prior to founding Synergy Consulting in 2015, she was vice president of regulatory affairs at Insmed (2/2015-5/2015) where she was responsible for the development and implementation of global regulatory strategies and the management and oversight of the regulatory affairs department. Prior to Insmed, she was vice president of regulatory affairs and quality at Amarin (3/2009-2/2014). She has also held a variety of senior-level positions at Dyax (5/2006-3/2009), MGI Pharma (now Eisai; 7/2005-5/2006), AstraZeneca (10/2001-7/2005), and Dey Pharma (now Mylan; 12/1997-10/2001). She has also held regulatory affairs roles within two clinical contract research organizations (ILEX Oncology and Cato Research Ltd; 1992-1997) and has worked in review divisions at the FDA (1985-1992). In addition, Ms. Berry consults for a number of companies in the regulatory and quality area, conducts a number of training courses, and is active in the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society. She is the editor of the 2010 book “Choosing the Right Regulatory Career” (RAPS, MD) and author of the 2011 book “Communication & Negotiation” (RAPS, MD).