日期：2018-02-11 / 人气： / 来源：http://www.rzfanyi.com/ 作者：译声翻译公司
13. CHANGE CONTROL 13.变更的控制
13.10 A formal change control system should be established to evaluate all changes that could affect the production and control of the intermediate or API.
13.11 Written procedures should provide for the identification, documentation, appropriate review, and approval of changes in raw materials, specifications, analytical methods, facilities, support systems, equipment (including computer hardware), processing steps, labeling and packaging materials, and computer software.
13.12 Any proposals for GMP relevant changes should be drafted, reviewed, and approved by the appropriate organizational units and reviewed and approved by the quality unit(s). 13.12 与GMP有关的任何变更提案都应当由相应的部门进行拟定、审核和批准，并由质量部门审核和批准。
13.13 The potential impact of the proposed change on the quality of the intermediate or API should be evaluated. A classification procedure may help in determining the level of testing, validation, and documentation needed to justify changes to a validated process. Changes can be classified (e.g., as minor or major) depending on the nature and extent of the changes, and the effects these changes may impart on the process. Scientific judgment should determine what additional testing and validation studies are appropriate to justify a change in a validated process. 13.13 应当评估所提议的变更对中间体或原料药质量的潜在影响。一种分类方法可能有助于确定为了说明对一个已验证的工艺作变更所需的测试、验证和文件工作的程度。变更可以根据变更的性质和程度及其可能对工艺产生的影响来分类(如，次要的或主要的)。应当用科学的判断来决定，为证明对一个已验证工艺的变更可行，什么样的附加测试和验证研究是适当的。
13.14 When implementing approved changes, measures should be taken to ensure that all documents affected by the changes are revised.
13.15 After the change has been implemented, there should be an evaluation of the first batches produced or tested under the change.
13.16 The potential for critical changes to affect established retest or expiry dates should be evaluated. If necessary, samples of the intermediate or API produced by the modified process can be placed on an accelerated stability program and/or can be added to the stability monitoring program.
13.17 Current dosage form manufacturers should be notified of changes from established production and process control procedures that can affect the quality of the API.
14. REJECTION AND RE-USE OF MATERIALS 14.拒收和物料的再利用
14.1 Rejection 14.1 拒收
14.10 Intermediates and APIs failing to meet established specifications should be identified as such and quarantined. These intermediates or APIs can be reprocessed or reworked as described below. The final disposition of rejected materials should be recorded.
14.2 Reprocessing 14.2 返工
14.20 Introducing an intermediate or API, including one that does not conform to standards or specifications, back into the process and reprocessing by repeating a crystallization step or other appropriate chemical or physical manipulation steps (e.g., distillation, filtration, chromatography, milling) that are part of the established manufacturing process is generally considered acceptable. However, if such reprocessing is used for a majority of batches, such reprocessing should be included as part of the standard manufacturing process.
14.21 Continuation of a process step after an in-process control test has shown that the step is incomplete is considered to be part of the normal process. This is not considered to be reprocessing.
14.22 Introducing unreacted material back into a process and repeating a chemical reaction is considered to be reprocessing unless it is part of the established process. Such reprocessing should be preceded by careful evaluation to ensure that the quality of the intermediate or API is not adversely affected due to the potential formation of by-products and over-reacted materials. 14.22 将未反应的物料返回某一工序，并重复化学反应，这是进行返工，除非它已被列入规定的工艺中。在进行这种返工前，要仔细评估，以确保不会由于可能形成的副产物和过度反应物而对中间体或原料药的质量产生不良影响。
14.3 Reworking 14.3 重新加工
14.30 Before a decision is taken to rework batches that do not conform to established standards or specifications, an investigation into the reason for nonconformance should be performed.
14.31 Batches that have been reworked should be subjected to appropriate evaluation, testing, stability testing if warranted, and documentation to show that the reworked product is of equivalent quality to that produced by the original process. Concurrent validation is often the appropriate validation approach for reworked procedures. This allows a protocol to define the rework procedure, how it will be carried out, and the expected results. If there is only one batch to be reworked, a report can be written and the batch released once it is found to be acceptable. 14.31 重新加工的批号应当接受适当的评估、测试，如有理由还要做稳定性测试，并成文备查，以表明重新加工后的产品与原工艺生产的产品质量相等。同步验证常常是重新加工程序的合适的验证方法。允许用一方案来规定重新加工程序、如何进行和预期结果。如果只有一批产品重新加工，利用写一份报告，一旦认为该批可接受，即可放行。
14.32 Procedures should provide for comparing the impurity profile of each reworked batch against batches manufactured by the established process. Where routine analytical methods are inadequate to characterize the reworked batch, additional methods should be used.
14.4 Recovery of Materials and Solvents 14.4 物料与溶剂的回收
14.40 Recovery (e.g., from mother liquor or filtrates) of reactants, intermediates, or the API is considered acceptable, provided that approved procedures exist for the recovery and the recovered materials meet specifications suitable for their intended use.
14.41 Solvents can be recovered and reused in the same processes or in different processes, provided that the recovery procedures are controlled and monitored to ensure that solvents meet appropriate standards before reuse or commingling with other approved materials.
14.42 Fresh and recovered solvents and reagents can be combined if adequate testing has shown their suitability for all manufacturing processes in which they may be used.
14.43 The use of recovered solvents, mother liquors, and other recovered materials should be adequately documented.
14.5 Returns 14.5 退货
14.50 Returned intermediates or APIs should be identified as such and quarantined. 14.50 退回的原料药和中间体应当作有标志，并隔离。
14.51 If the conditions under which returned intermediates or APIs have been stored or shipped before or during their return or the condition of their containers casts doubt on their quality, the returned intermediates or APIs should be reprocessed, reworked, or destroyed, as appropriate.
14.52 Records of returned intermediates or APIs should be maintained. For each return, documentation should be include:
15. COMPLAINTS AND RECALLS 15.投诉与召回
15.10 All quality-related complaints, whether received orally or in writing, should be recorded and investigated according to a written procedure.
15.12 Records of complaints should be retained to evaluate trends, product-related frequencies, and severity with a view to taking additional, and if appropriate, immediate corrective action.15.12投诉记录应当保存，旨在评估其变化趋势、涉及产品的发生频率及其严重性，以便采取额外的，有时是即时的纠正措施。
15.13 There should be a written procedure that defines the circumstances under which a recall of an intermediate or API should be considered.
15.14 The recall procedure should designate who should be involved in evaluating the information, how a recall should be initiated, who should be informed about the recall, and how the recalled material should be treated.
15.15 In the event of a serious or potentially life-threatening situation, local, national, and/or international authorities should be informed and their advice sought.
16. CONTRACT MANUFACTURERS (INCLUDING LABORATORIES)
16.10 All contract manufacturers (including laboratories) should comply with the GMP defined in this guidance. Special consideration should be given to the prevention of cross-contamination and to maintaining traceability.
16.11 Companies should evaluate any contractors (including laboratories) to ensure GMP compliance of the specific operations occurring at the contractor sites.
16.12 There should be a written and approved contract or formal agreement between a company and its contractors that defines in detail the GMP responsibilities, including the quality measures, of each party.
16.13 A contract should permit a company to audit its contractor’s facilities for compliance with GMP.
16.14 When subcontracting is allowed, a contractor should not pass to a third party any of the work entrusted to it under the contract without the company’s prior evaluation and approval of the arrangements.
16.15 Manufacturing and laboratory records should be kept at the site where the activity occurs and be readily available.
16.16 Changes in the process, equipment, test methods, specifications, or other contractual requirements should not be made unless the contract giver is informed and approves the changes. 16.16 应当在通知合同委托方，并得到批准后，才可以对工艺、设备、测试方法、规格标准或其它合同要求进行变更。
17. AGENTS, BROKERS, TRADERS, DISTRIBUTORS, REPACKERS, AND RELABELLERS 17.代理商、经纪人、贸易商、经销商、重新包装者和重新贴签者
17.1 Applicability 17.1适用性
17.10 This section applied to any party other than the original manufacturer who may trade and/or take possession, repack, relabel, manipulate, distribute, or store an API or intermediate.
17.11 All agents, brokers, traders, distributors, repackers, and relabelers should comply with GMP as defined in this guidance.
17.2 Traceability of Distributed APIs and Intermediates
17.20 Agents, brokers, traders, distributors, repackers, and relabelers should maintain complete traceability of APIs and intermediates that they distribute. Documents that should be retained and available include:
17.3 Quality Management 17.3质量管理
17.30 Agents, brokers, traders, distributors, repackers, or relabelers should establish, document and implement an effective system of managing quality, as specified in Section 2.
17.4 Repackaging, Relabeling, and Holding of APIs and Intermediates
17.40 Repackaging, Relabeling, and holding APIs and intermediates should be performed under appropriate GMP controls, as stipulated in this guidance, to avoid mix-ups and loss of API or intermediate identity or purity.
17.41 Repackaging should be conducted under appropriate environmental conditions to avoid contamination and cross-contamination.
17.5 Stability 17.5稳定性
17.50 Stability studies to justify assigned expiration or retest dates should be conducted if the API or intermediate is repackaged in a different type of container than that used by the API or intermediate manufacturer.
17.6 Transfer of Information 17.6 信息的传达
17.60 Agents, brokers, distributors, repackers, or relabelers should transfer all quality or regulatory information received from an API or intermediate manufacturer to the customer, and from the customer to the API or intermediate manufacturer.
17.61 The agent, broker, trader, distributor, repacker, or relabeler who supplies the API or intermediate to the customer should provide the name of the original API or intermediate manufacturer and the batch number(s) supplied.
17.62 The agent should also provide the identity of the original API or intermediate manufacturer to regulatory authorities upon request. The original manufacturer can respond to the regulatory authority directly or through its authorized agents, depending on the legal relationship between the authorized agents and the original API or intermediate manufacturer. (In this context authorized refers to authorized by the manufacturer.)
17.63 The specific guidance for certificate of analysis included in Section 11.4 should be met. 17.63 应当遵循第11.4章所述有关报告单的指南。
17.7 Handling of Complaints and Recalls 17.7 投诉和召回的处理
17.70 Agents, brokers, traders, distributors, repackers, or relabelers should maintain records of complaints and recalls, as specified in Section 15, for all complaints and recalls that come to their attention.
17.71 If the situation warrants, the agents, brokers, traders, distributors, repackers, or relabelers should review the complaint with the original API or intermediate manufacturer to determine whether any further action, either with other customers who may have received this API or intermediate or with the regulatory authority, or both, should be initiated. The investigation into the cause for the complaint or recall should be conducted and documented by the appropriate party. 17.71 如果情况允许，代理、经纪人、贸易商、经销商、重新包装者或重新贴签者应当与原料药或中间体的生产商一起审阅投诉，以确定是否应当与其它收到该原料药或中间体的客户，或者药政当局一起采取进一步的措施。对投诉和召回的原因应当由合适的一方进行调查，并记录备查。
17.72 Where a complaint is referred to the original API or intermediate manufacturer, the record maintained by the agents, brokers, traders, distributors, repackers, or relabelers should include any response received from the original API or intermediate manufacturer (including date and information provided).
17.8 Handling of Returns 17.8 退货的处理
17.80 Returns should be handled as specified in Section 14.5. The agents, brokers, traders, distributors, repackers, or relabelers should maintain documentation of returned APIs and intermediates.
18. Specific Guidance for APIs Manufactured by Cell Culture/Fermentation 18. 用细胞繁殖/发酵生产的原料药的特殊指南
18.1 General 18.1 总则
18.10 Section 18 is intended to address specific controls for APIs or intermediates manufactured by cell culture or fermentation using natural or recombinant organisms and that have not been covered adequately in the previous sections. It is not intended to be a stand-alone Section. In general, the GMP principles in the other sections of this document apply. Note that the principles of fermentation for “classical” processes for production of small molecules and for processes using recombinant and nonrecombinant organisms for production of proteins and/or polypeptides are the same, although the degree of control will differ. Where practical, this section will address these differences. In general, the degree of control for biotechnological processes used to produce proteins and polypeptides is greater than that for classical fermentation processes.
18.11 The term “biotechnological process” (biotech) refers to the use of cells or organisms that have been generated or modified by recombinant DNA, hybridoma or other technology to produce APIs. The APIs produced by biotechnological processes normally consist of high molecular weight substances, such as proteins and polypeptides, for which specific guidance is given in this Section. Certain APIs of low molecular weight, such as antibiotics, amino acids, vitamins, and carbohydrates, can also be produced by recombinant DNA technology. The level of control for these types of APIs is similar to that employed for classical fermentation.
18.12 The term “classical fermentation” refers to processes that use microorganisms existing in nature and/or modified by conventional methods (e.g. irradiation or chemical mutagenesis) to produce APIs. APIs produced by “classical fermentation” are normally low molecular weight products such as antibiotics, amino acids, vitamins, and carbohydrates.
18.13 Production of APIs or intermediates from cell culture or fermentation involves biological processes such as cultivation of cells or extraction and purification of material from living organisms. Note that there may be additional process steps, such as physicochemical modification, that are part of the manufacturing process. The raw materials used (media, buffer components) may provide the potential for growth of microbiological contaminants. Depending on the source, method of preparation, and the intended use of the API or intermediate, control of bioburden, viral contamination, and/or endotoxins during manufacturing and monitoring of the process at appropriate stages may be necessary.
18.14 Appropriate controls should be established at all stages of manufacturing to assure intermediate and/or API quality. While this Guide starts at the cell culture/fermentation step, prior steps (e.g. cell banking) should be performed under appropriate process controls. This Guide covers cell culture/fermentation from the point at which a vial of the cell bank is retrieved for use in manufacturing.
18.15 Appropriate equipment and environmental controls should be used to minimize the risk of contamination. The acceptance criteria for quality of the environment and the frequency of monitoring should depend on the step in production and the production conditions (open, closed, or contained systems).
18.17 Where appropriate, the removal of media components, host cell proteins, other process-related impurities, product-related impurities and contaminants should be demonstrated. 18.17应当根据情况证明培养基、宿主细胞蛋白、其它与工艺有关的杂质、与产品相关的杂质和污染物的去除效果。
18.2 Cell Bank Maintenance and Record Keeping 18.2细胞库的维护和记录的保存
18.20 Access to cell banks should be limited to authorized personnel.
18.21 Cell banks should be maintained under storage conditions designed to maintain viability and prevent contamination.
18.22 Records of the use of the vials from the cell banks and storage conditions should be maintained.
18.23 Where appropriate, cell banks should be periodically monitored to determine suitability for use.
18.24 See ICH Guideline Q5D Quality of Biotechnological Products: Derivation and Characterization of Cell Substrates Used for Production of Biotechnological/Biological Products for a more complete discussion of cell banking.
18.3 Cell Culture/Fermentation 18.3细胞繁殖/发酵
18.30 Where aseptic addition of cell substrates, media, buffers, and gases is needed, closed or contained systems should be used where possible. If the inoculation of the initial vessel or subsequent transfers or additions (media, buffers) are performed in open vessels, there should be controls and procedures in place to minimize the risk of contamination.
18.31 Where the quality of the API can be affected by microbial contamination, manipulations using open vessels should be performed in a biosafety cabinet or similarly controlled environment.
18.32 Personnel should be appropriately gowned and take special precautions handling the cultures.
18.33 Critical operating parameters (for example temperature, pH, agitation rates, addition of gases, pressure) should be monitored to ensure consistency with the established process. Cell growth, viability (for most cell culture processes), and, where appropriate, productivity should also be monitored. Critical parameters will vary from one process to another, and for classical fermentation, certain parameters (cell viability, for example) may not need to be monitored.
18.34 Cell culture equipment should be cleaned and sterilized after use. As appropriate, fermentation equipment should be cleaned, and sanitized or sterilized.
18.35 Culture media should be sterilized before use when appropriate to protect the quality of the API.
18.36 There should be appropriate procedures in place to detect contamination and determine the course of action to be taken. This should include procedures to determine the impact of the contamination on the product and those to decontaminate the equipment and return it to a condition to be used in subsequent batches. Foreign organisms observed during fermentation processes should be identified as appropriate and the effect of their presence on product quality should be assessed, if necessary. The results of such assessments should be taken into consideration in the disposition of the material produced.
18.37 Records of contamination events should be maintained. 18.37应当保存染菌记录。
18.38 Shared (multi-product) equipment may warrant additional testing after cleaning between product campaigns, as appropriate, to minimize the risk of cross-contamination.
18.4 Harvesting, Isolation and Purification 18.4收取、分离和精制
18.40 Harvesting steps, either to remove cells or cellular components or to collect cellular components after disruption, should be performed in equipment and areas designed to minimize the risk of contamination.
18.41 Harvest and purification procedures that remove or inactivate the producing organism, cellular debris and media components (while minimizing degradation, contamination, and loss of quality) should be adequate to ensure that the intermediate or API is recovered with consistent quality.
18.42 All equipment should be properly cleaned and, as appropriate, sanitized after use. Multiple successive batching without cleaning can be used if intermediate or API quality is not compromised.
18.43 If open systems are used, purification should be performed under environmental conditions appropriate for the preservation of product quality.
18.44 Additional controls, such as the use of dedicated chromatography resins or additional testing, may be appropriate if equipment is to be used for multiple products.
18.5 Viral Removal/Inactivation steps 18.5 病毒的去除/灭活步骤
18.50 See the ICH Guideline Q5A Quality of Biotechnological Products: Viral Safety Evaluation of Biotechnology Products Derived from Cell Lines of Human or Animal Origin for more specific information.
18.51 Viral removal and viral inactivation steps are critical processing steps for some processes and should be performed within their validated parameters.
18.52 Appropriate precautions should be taken to prevent potential viral contamination from pre-viral to post-viral removal/inactivation steps. Therefore, open processing should be performed in areas that are separate from other processing activities and have separate air handling units.
18.53 The same equipment is not normally used for different purification steps. However, if the same equipment is to be used, the equipment should be appropriately cleaned and sanitized before reuse. Appropriate precautions should be taken to prevent potential virus carry-over (e.g. through equipment or environment) from previous steps.
19. APIs for Use in Clinical Trials 19. 用于临床研究的原料药
19.1 General 19.1 总则
19.10 Not all the controls in the previous sections of this Guide are appropriate for the manufacture of a new API for investigational use during its development. Section 19 provides specific guidance unique to these circumstances.
19.11 The controls used in the manufacture of APIs for use in clinical trials should be consistent with the stage of development of the drug product incorporating the API. Process and test procedures should be flexible to provide for changes as knowledge of the process increases and clinical testing of a drug product progresses from pre-clinical stages through clinical stages. Once drug development reaches the stage where the API is produced for use in drug products intended for clinical trials, manufacturers should ensure that APIs are manufactured in suitable facilities using appropriate production and control procedures to ensure the quality of the API.
19.2 Quality 19.2 质量
19.20 Appropriate GMP concepts should be applied in the production of APIs for use in clinical trials with a suitable mechanism of approval of each batch.
19.21 A quality unit(s) independent from production should be established for the approval or rejection of each batch of API for use in clinical trials.
19.22 Some of the testing functions commonly performed by the quality unit(s) can be performed within other organizational units.
19.23 Quality measures should include a system for testing of raw materials, packaging materials, intermediates, and APIs.
19.24 Process and quality problems should be evaluated.
19.25 Labelling for APIs intended for use in clinical trials should be appropriately controlled and should identify the material as being for investigational use.
19.3 Equipment and Facilities 19.3 设备和设施
19.30 During all phases of clinical development, including the use of small-scale facilities or laboratories to manufacture batches of APIs for use in clinical trials, procedures should be in place to ensure that equipment is calibrated, clean and suitable for its intended use.
19.31 Procedures for the use of facilities should ensure that materials are handled in a manner that minimizes the risk of contamination and cross-contamination.
19.4 Control of Raw Materials 19.4 原料的控制
19.40 Raw materials used in production of APIs for use in clinical trials should be evaluated by testing, or received with a supplier’s analysis and subjected to identity testing. When a material is considered hazardous, a supplier's analysis should suffice.
19.41 In some instances, the suitability of a raw material can be determined before use based on acceptability in small-scale reactions (i.e., use testing) rather than on analytical testing alone. 19.41有时，原料的适用性可以在使用前根据其在小规模反应(如使用测试)中的可接受程度而定，而不单凭分析测试。
19.5 Production 19.5 生产
19.50 The production of APIs for use in clinical trials should be documented in laboratory notebooks, batch records, or by other appropriate means. These documents should include information on the use of production materials, equipment, processing, and scientific observations.
19.51 Expected yields can be more variable and less defined than the expected yields used in commercial processes. Investigations into yield variations are not expected.
19.6 Validation 19.6 验证
19.60 Process validation for the production of APIs for use in clinical trials is normally inappropriate, where a single API batch is produced or where process changes during API development make batch replication difficult or inexact. The combination of controls, calibration, and, where appropriate, equipment qualification assures API quality during this development phase.
19.61 Process validation should be conducted in accordance with Section 12 when batches are produced for commercial use, even when such batches are produced on a pilot or small scale.19.61在生产商业用批号，甚至是中试或小规模生产批号时，应当按照第12章进行工艺验证。
19.7 Changes 19.7 变更
19.70 Changes are expected during development, as knowledge is gained and the production is scaled up. Every change in the production, specifications, or test procedures should be adequately recorded
19.8 Laboratory Controls 19.8 实验室控制
19.80 While analytical methods performed to evaluate a batch of API for clinical trials may not yet be validated, they should be scientifically sound.
19.81 A system for retaining reserve samples of all batches should be in place. This system should ensure that a sufficient quantity of each reserve sample is retained for an appropriate length of time after approval, termination, or discontinuation of an application.
19.82 Expiry and retest dating as defined in Section 11.6 applies to existing APIs used in clinical trials. For new APIs, Section 11.6 does not normally apply in early stages of clinical trials.
19.9 Documentation 19.9 文件
19.90 A system should be in place to ensure that information gained during the development and the manufacture of APIs for use in clinical trials is documented and available.
19.91 The development and implementation of the analytical methods used to support the release of a batch of API for use in clinical trials should be appropriately documented.
19.92 A system for retaining production and control records and documents should be used. This system should ensure that records and documents are retained for an appropriate length of time after the approval, termination, or discontinuation of an application.
20. Glossary 20. 术语
Numerical limits, ranges, or other suitable measures for acceptance of test results.
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) (or Drug Substance)
Any substance or mixture of substances intended to be used in the manufacture of a drug (medicinal) product and that, when used in the production of a drug, becomes an active ingredient of the drug product. Such substances are intended to furnish pharmacological activity or other direct effect in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease or to affect the structure and function of the body.
API Starting Material原料药的起始物料
A raw material, intermediate, or an API that is used in the production of an API and that is incorporated as a significant structural fragment into the structure of the API. An API Starting Material can be an article of commerce, a material purchased from one or more suppliers under contract or commercial agreement, or produced in-house. API Starting Materials are normally of defined chemical properties and structure.
Batch (or Lot) 批
A specific quantity of material produced in a process or series of processes so that it is expected to be homogeneous within specified limits. In the case of continuous production, a batch may correspond to a defined fraction of the production. The batch size can be defined either by a fixed quantity or by the amount produced in a fixed time interval.
Batch Number (or Lot Number) 批号
A unique combination of numbers, letters, and/or symbols that identifies a batch (or lot) and from which the production and distribution history can be determined.
The level and type (e.g. objectionable or not) of micro-organisms that can be present in raw materials, API starting materials, intermediates or APIs. Bioburden should not be considered contamination unless the levels have been exceeded or defined objectionable organisms have been detected.
The demonstration that a particular instrument or device produces results within specified limits by comparison with those produced by a reference or traceable standard over an appropriate range of measurements. 证明某个仪器或装置在一适当的量程范围内所测得的结果与一参照物，或可追溯的标准相比在规定限度内。
A group of hardware components and associated software, designed and assembled to perform a specific function or group of functions.
A process or operation integrated with a computer system.
The undesired introduction of impurities of a chemical or microbiological nature, or of foreign matter, into or onto a raw material, intermediate, or API during production, sampling, packaging or repackaging, storage or transport.
A manufacturer performing some aspect of manufacturing on behalf of the original manufacturer. 代表原制造商进行部分制造的制造商。
Describes a process step, process condition, test requirement, or other relevant parameter or item that must be controlled within predetermined criteria to ensure that the API meets its specification.用来描述为了确保原料药符合规格标准，必须控制在预定范围内的工艺步骤、工艺条件、测试要求或其它有关参数或项目。
Contamination of a material or product with another material or product.
Departure from an approved instruction or established standard.
Drug (Medicinal) Product药品
The dosage form in the final immediate packaging intended for marketing. (Reference Q1A) 经最后包装准备销售的制剂(参见Q1A)。
See Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient 见活性药物成分
Expiry Date (or Expiration Date) 有效期
The date placed on the container/labels of an API designating the time during which the API is expected to remain within established shelf life specifications if stored under defined conditions, and after which it should not be used.
In-Process Control (or Process Control) 过程控制
Checks performed during production in order to monitor and, if appropriate, to adjust the process and/or to ensure that the intermediate or API conforms to its specifications.
A material produced during steps of the processing of an API that undergoes further molecular change or purification before it becomes an API. Intermediates may or may not be isolated. (Note: this Guide only addresses those intermediates produced after the point that the company has defined as the point at which the production of the API begins.)
Action of proving and documenting that equipment or ancillary systems are properly installed, work correctly, and actually lead to the expected results. Qualification is part of validation, but the individual qualification steps alone do not constitute process validation.
Quality Assurance (QA) 质量保证
The sum total of the organised arrangements made with the object of ensuring that all APIs are of the quality required for their intended use and that quality systems are maintained.
Quality Unit(s) 质量部门
An organizational unit independent of production which fulfills both Quality Assurance and Quality Control responsibilities. This can be in the form of separate QA and QC units or a single individual or group, depending upon the size and structure of the organization. 独立于生产部门的履行质量保证和质量控制职责的组织机构。按照组织机构的大小和结构，可以是单独的QA 和QC部门，或个人，或小组。
The status of materials isolated physically or by other effective means pending a decision on their subsequent approval or rejection.
A general term used to denote starting materials, reagents, and solvents intended for use in the production of intermediates or APIs.
Reference Standard, Primary基准参考标准品
A substance that has been shown by an extensive set of analytical tests to be authentic material that should be of high purity. This standard can be: (1) obtained from an officially recognised source, or (2) prepared by independent synthesis, or (3) obtained from existing production material of high purity, or (4) prepared by further purification of existing production material. 经广泛分析测试表明具有可信的高纯度的物质。这类标准品可以：1)来源于法定的机构，2)独立合成，3)来自于高纯度的现有生产物料，或4)用进一步精制现有生产物料的方法来制备。
Reference Standard, Secondary二级参考标准品
A substance of established quality and purity, as shown by comparison to a primary reference standard, used as a reference standard for routine laboratory analysis.
Introducing an intermediate or API, including one that does not conform to standards or specifications, back into the process and repeating a crystallization step or other appropriate chemical or physical manipulation steps (e.g., distillation, filtration, chromatography, milling) that are part of the established manufacturing process. Continuation of a process step after an in-process control test has shown that the step is incomplete is considered to be part of the normal process, and not reprocessing.
Subjecting an intermediate or API that does not conform to standards or specifications to one or more processing steps that are different from the established manufacturing process to obtain acceptable quality intermediate or API (e.g., recrystallizing with a different solvent).
A list of tests, references to analytical procedures, and appropriate acceptance criteria that are numerical limits, ranges, or other criteria for the test described. It establishes the set of criteria to which a material should conform to be considered acceptable for its intended use. “Conformance to specification” means that the material, when tested according to the listed analytical procedures, will meet the listed acceptance criteria.
A documented program that provides a high degree of assurance that a specific process, method, or system will consistently produce a result meeting pre-determined acceptance criteria.
A written plan stating how validation will be conducted and defining acceptance criteria. For example, the protocol for a manufacturing process identifies processing equipment, critical process parameters/operating ranges, product characteristics, sampling, test data to be collected, number of validation runs, and acceptable test results.
The quantity of material or the percentage of theoretical yield anticipated at any appropriate phase of production based on previous laboratory, pilot scale, or manufacturing data.