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GxP-compliant qualification and validation

At the Grieshaber Logistics Group, Testo Industrial Services took over the risk-based qualification of the warehouse areas and utilities. Part of this was summer and winter mapping and the implementation of a monitoring system.

Grieshaber Logistics Group AG, headquartered in Bad Säckingen, is an internationally oriented contract logistics service provider with seven state-of-the-art logistics locations in the EU and Switzerland. The newest location in Rheinfelden offers GxP compliant storage and packaging of pharmaceuticals on an area of 25,000 m². Storage here is optionally at < -18 °C, 2 - 8 °C or 15 - 25 °C.

The aim of the project was to draw up a holistic concept for GSP compliance together with Grieshaber Logistics Group AG, to establish this concept and to implement the qualification and validation measures derived from it. Any quality assurance measures should, in addition to the current state of the art, meet the relevant requirements in the area of EU-GxP legislation and be "FDA audit-proof".

Attachment of data loggers for mapping

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Warehouse qualification

  • Risk-based qualification management from the design phase onwards
  • Documentation in customer layout
  • Preparation of qualification plans and performance of all tests: Validation Project Plan (VPP), Risk Analysis (RA), Design Qualification (DQ), Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ), Performance Qualification (PQ)
  • Carrying out climate mappings with a total of 563 measuring points and deriving climate profiles
  • Realisation of summer and winter mappings (PQ phase) and stress tests
  • Support and advice in the area of GSP-compliant qualification
Sensor of a monitoring system in a warehouse

Installation & commissioning of the Saveris® monitoring system

  • Conceptual design, planning and layout of the GxP compliant monitoring system
  • Pre-calibration of the loggers in the accredited laboratory according to process-oriented tolerances and subsequent delivery
  • Measuring the radio links and defining the installation locations
  • Installation of radio sensors for the positioning of measuring points far from any Ethernet connection
  • Execution of the Site Acceptance Test (SAT)
  • Positioning of the measuring sensors based on the results of the climate mappings
  • Establishment of an automatic alarm concept when limit values are exceeded
  • Continuous recording of measured values in the event of a power failure with storage of up to 6000 values per channel
  • Convenient expansion of the monitoring system at any time
  • Extensive evaluation options with the validatable Saveris CFR software
Calibration and validation of a monitoring system in a logistics warehouse

Calibration & validation of the monitoring system

  • Risk-based design specification taking into account structural, regulatory and functional monitoring requirements
  • Process-related definition of the tolerances for the logger calibration
  • Risk-based definition of the scope of validation, taking into account the customer's IT environment and its requirements. The results were moderated and elaborated in a joint FMEA workshop.
  • Execution of the validation according to GAMP®5 including white box tests of the software
  • Configuration testing on the system according to software category 4 (configurable standard software)
  • Development and implementation of a modular documentation system for the efficient integration of new storage areas into the validation process (change management)

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