Many types of equipment play a major role in ensuring the proper functioning of lab processes.
The responsibility of complying with the set industrial standards ultimately falls on individual companies. Failing to comply with the current set manufacturer and laboratory practices, can result in grave consequences that may include regulatory restrictions.
Equipment mapping and qualification is a key element of compliance. These also decrease compulsory in-process controls and testing.
Pharmaceutical, medical and biotech industries have the responsibility of mapping and qualification of their equipment. Any choice they make concerning the procedures should be justifiable to a regulatory agency auditor.
For reliability and accuracy of the quality control results, one should conduct the qualification of lab equipment. Equipment qualification on those that affect quality control results is necessary to ensure they are fit for the specified purpose.
Equipment qualification and mapping give manufacturers and consumers the confidence and assurance that products produced are beneficial and safe for public consumption.
Below is a detailed discussion on equipment qualification and mapping.