Raw Material Requirements (Health Canada/USP/EP) Course Description

Every biotech product is an amalgam of multiple raw materials that add purpose and efficiency to it. Since raw materials are the foundation of these products, it is important to have regulatory norms in place for them. Hence, this seminar discusses raw material compliance to ensure every final product meets FDA expectations and guidelines.

We have enforced the idea of good manufacturing practices through several pharmaceutical GMP training programs. However, minute elements like raw materials need critical attention to avoid warning letters.

The world compliance seminars team has come up with a detailed course on raw material compliance to understand the intricacy of an ingredient in a product. 

Course Overview 

Did you know more than 5000 firms received the notice for not having cGMP-controlled raw materials? This is not a scenario you dream of while running a pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing business.

As much as the cGMP course plays an essential role, concerned personnel needs to understand regulatory requirements for raw materials. The basic framework of this course is different from cGMP online training.

It includes topics like testing and approval of the raw materials, rejection criteria of components, product container management, and closures.

As far as the benefits of pharmaceutical cGMP training are concerned, you will learn the following things:

  • ·      Basic guidelines to formulate representative samples for effective testing and inspection
  • ·      Best practices to release each component, packaged product, and closures
  • ·      Appropriate techniques to collect samples alongside preventing contamination, maintaining sterility in equipment, and aseptic processing
  • ·      General criteria for testing and examination of the samples
  • ·      Impact of multiple raw materials on the end user
  • ·      Adhere to the best practices required for commercial-grade manufacturing

In addition to these general topics, here are the topics that will be discussed in the seminar. 

DAY 01

  • Compare and Contrast FDA, Health Canada, ICH, USP, and EP requirements.
  • The various raw materials and the user impact
  • Impact of raw materials in the timely production of a product
  • The impact of the single most used raw material in large molecule production and its impact on the user
  • The regulatory requirements for Phase 1 through commercial manufacturing
  • The use of additional testing – does one only review the C of A

DAY 02

  • The use of compendial testing instead of non-compendial testing – pros, and cons
  • Regulatory risk (ICH Q9) with raw materials
  • Testing requirements – how to sample
  • Testing requirements – how to test
  • The impact of ASQ and the square root of N+1 on sample size and attribute testing
  • Case Studies – Time to apply the previous two days
  • Warning Letter examples

Who will benefit from the course?

Raw material compliance is currently the talk of the town and upskilling yourself will help you in building a positive career. Moreover, additional knowledge of cGMP violations will help you excel in the department.

Below are some professionals who will benefit from this FDA compliance training:

·      Regulatory and Compliance Professionals: Develop the ability to identify loopholes and build a better system for raw material procurement and processing.

·      Manufacturing and Quality Engineers: Assess the quality of the product internally and set a benchmark for the entire team to avoid warning letters and product recalls.

·      Document Control Specialists: Gain perspective on documenting the characteristics of the raw material appropriately for future reference. 

·      Quality Auditors: In-house auditors play an essential role in product examination and are responsible for giving critical feedback on the entire system.

·      Project Managers: The course will help them understand basic regulations related to raw materials so they can take suitable action and manage product development. 

People Also Ask

Q1 Is there any fixed number of raw materials as per raw material compliance?

No. There is no cap on the number of raw materials a manufacturing unit can source or procure. Sometimes a small molecule might require up to 20 components while a larger biomolecule may need more than 60 components. At the end of the day, the inspection team only looks after the regulatory norms followed by the individuals.

Q2 Does the course focus on minimizing pathogenic agent contamination in incoming raw materials?

Yes. Raw material compliance emphasizes avoiding contamination at every stage. Since the purity of the raw material impacts the quality of the final product, control strategies are discussed in this seminar.

Q3 What are the different components before the release of raw materials as per raw material compliance in the cGMP environment?

Before the release of raw materials, they need to be stored in controlled conditions. Furthermore, they are segregated and labeled as per the norms. The final step is to test these materials and qualify them for further use. 


Upon completion of this course, participants will have a thorough understanding of raw material requirements as specified by Health Canada, USP, and EP. They will possess practical skills to effectively manage raw materials throughout their lifecycle, ensure compliance with regulatory standards, and contribute to the overall quality and safety of pharmaceutical products.

This live training webinar includes the following for each registered attendee:

  • A copy of the presentation slides by download
  • A certificate of participation for attendee training records
  • Q/A Session
  • Free Handouts on Raw Material Requirements (Health Canada/USP/EP)

How to Attend:

All WCS Webinars live training programs audio and visuals are delivered via Go to Webinar with a basic system requirement of a computer with internet access. You do not require a Go to Webinar account to join WCS Webinars’ live training courses, participants receive an email invitation that provides the access you need to join the meeting.

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RAPS - This course has been pre-approved by RAPS as eligible for up to 12 credits towards a participant's RAC recertification upon full completion.

World Compliance Seminars (WCS) is a Regulatory Affairs Professional Society (RAPS) RA Professional Development Portal provider. World Compliance Seminars is committed to enhancing the ongoing professional development of regulatory affairs professionals and other stakeholders through appropriate regulatory affairs learning activities and programs. World Compliance Seminars has agreed to follow RAPS-established operational and educational criteria

Biotech Trainer Barry A. Friedman, PhD

Know Your Faculty 

Dr. Barry A. Friedman holds 30+ years of experience in aseptic processing, and regulatory compliance. Testing raw materials, environmental controls, microbiological factors, QC compliance, and analytical chemistry are his core expertise. Additionally, he has also worked on phases 1, 2, and 3, and commercially certified products obtained from bacteria, yeast, and mammalian cells. Since Dr. Friedman specializes in aseptic processing, internal audit, and regulatory compliance, you can discuss validation criteria and techniques to pass the FDA inspection.