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 Check out the interactive, knowledge sharing industry webinars during November and December 2020!

Unfortunately all in-house training sessions have been cancelled for the remainder of the year due to the Covid -19 pandemic

Contact us to customize an interactive and discussion format webinar to suit your company's training needs

Note:  All webinars are currently being delivered using a Zoom platform. If you are interested in a webinar and cannot access Zoom or Skype for Business, please contact us. 

Thanks to all who participated in one or more of the Social Brain Break sessions. They were lots of fun! Watch this space for the return of this popular event

Preparing for and Understanding the Method Transfer Process - (For QA personnel)

So why do we still have problems?

Some of the main issues are:

  • The transfer process is viewed from a compliance (not science) perspective
  • The transfer process is often combined with testing of samples we want to release
  • Not enough samples are tested to gain a realistic projection of future performance
  • The testing laboratory is not provided with enough information
  • The original validation was inadequate

These issues indicate we don’t take the time to gain an adequate understanding of the test method or how it will operate in a new environment (one other than the lab who validated it). This understanding is essential to the success of the method transfer. It needs to be undertaken prior to the transfer protocol being executed.
We need to adopt the mindset that method transfer is an exercise that adds value and is an investment to ensure robust performance of our methods throughout its period of use for its intended purpose..
There are things QA staff can do to make the transfer go more smoothly, efficiently and reduce cost to ensure only value-added testing is performed by the laboratory.

Webinar Outline

Introduction and overview of Method Transfers
• Common causes for failure of method transfers
• The transfer team, responsibilities and communication
• The transfer process and how you can help
   o Gather Information: resources, documents, gap analysis
   o Transfer protocol
   o Testing and handling failures
   o Transfer Report
   o Method approval
• Recap: Tips to Set the transfer up for success
• Q and A Session

Who Should Attend?

This Webinar is valuable for Quality Assurance staff and managers in companies who Import/distribute drugs and may not have a laboratory background but want to be able to gain a more in depth knowledge and understanding of analytical methods and the transfer process. 

What’s included with the webinar?

Each participant will receive:

  • A certificate of attendance upon completion 
  • An electronic copy of the presentation 

Course Leader

Pauline McGregor, PhD. CChem has fulfilled a variety of roles in over thirty years in the pharmaceutical industry. She is an expert in quality systems and procedures, GMP regulations and analytical chemistry.

She brings a technical expertise to laboratories which enable her to assist them to develop, transfer, verify and validate analytical procedures, and also optimize efficiency with regards to laboratory operations and troubleshooting in an analytical development and QC environments.

Her current passion is Lifecycle Management of Analytical procedures and application of QbD philosophies to improve method robustness.

As a USP volunteer, Pauline was a proud member of the initial USP expert panel for Validation, Verification and Transfer of Analytical Procedures and a member of a USP Chemical Medicines Monograph expert review committee. She continues to be an USP expert volunteer. Pauline is also a member of The Royal Society of Chemistry, UK and is listed on their current directory for consultants.

Course Properties

Course Date Nov-26, 2020 9:00 am
Course End Date Nov-26, 2020 11:30 am
Registration Start Date Oct 14, 2020
Cut off date Nov 25, 2020
Individual Price $320.00
Course Leader Pauline L. McGregor, Ph.D. CChem, MRSC
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Have you considered a customised, interactive and discussion format webinar? Contact PMcG Consulting directly for your in-house training needs.

Pauline McGregor is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and is listed on the RSC Directory of Consultants


  • Pauline is keen and hardworking, she loves her sciences and passionate about what she does. I so much enjoyed working with her, she has provided great insight on many technical and scientific issues related to analytical method development and analytical method validation. Her most important quality is her patience and perseverance and of course, fun to work with
  • Contracted Pauline to assess analytical methods validation, and to subsequently create a 'gap' report - and then to work at 'fixing' the gap. Pauline was excellent in her attention to detail, and her thorough knowledge of what was needed. She also worked on several projects after that one - always with the same high standards and commitment to provide value to the client. I heartily endorse her work.
  • Pauline is an excellent professional in the life science business. She did a great job as project manager in analytical development and validation at SGS Life Science Services. She was appreciated by her colleagues and her customers.
  • Pauline's ability to understand and integrate the scientific challenges of industry, with government and academia are unsurpassed. I am so confident with her ability to deliver meaningful yet pragmatic leadership as it applies to the pharmaceutical industry that I have recommended her to numerous prominent companies who have subsequently hired her and been extremely happy with the results she is able to deliver.