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The Newsroom is a hub for company-related and industry-wide news. You’ll find Pilgrim press releases, articles by experts inside and outside the company, and blogs that highlight the latest hot topics impacting quality and compliance in the Life Sciences industry. 

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Pick Up a New Habit: Making Quality a Priority
Sandy Carson, Marketing Communications & Events Manager, Pilgrim Quality Solutions

“Quality isn’t an act, it’s a habit.”

Aristotle said it first. But it doesn’t take a philosopher or a scientist to recognize that excellence doesn’t happen overnight. Just ask the drum major in the local high school band or the prima ballerina in the regional ballet company. It takes ongoing commitment to reach the pinnacle and continuous improvement to remain there. The QA director at a leading pharma or medical device company know this, too. Very well. The practice of continual improvement starts with a unified, enterprise-wide commitment to ongoing best efforts and to process improvement.
The Need for QMS Transformation & Structured QMS Data
Kari Miller, Vice President of Regulatory & Product Management, Pilgrim Quality SolutionsAs product recalls, product bans, drug shortages, plant shutdowns, and enforcement actions continue to rise, industry and regulators alike are looking for answers on how to change the perspective of the Life Sciences industry from one of Compliance to one of Quality. Is the solution to increase the amount of data we capture and report within our documents? After all, we so carefully record a great deal of data in a Quality Management System (QMS). No, data in and of itself, is not the answer. While data/metrics go a long way toward accomplishing the shift from compliance to quality, that data needs to be transformed into intelligence that is informed, actionable, proactive, and predictive.
Risk Management: Key Takeaways from Last Week’s ISO 13485:2016 Webinar
Justin L. Smith, Manager of Product Management, Pilgrim Quality SolutionsLast week we hosted a webinar titled “Regulations, Risk, and Responsibilities: Closing the Gap on ISO 13485:2016 Compliance.” The webinar was presented by Dan O’Leary, President of OMBU Enterprises, and Kari Miller, Pilgrim’s Vice President of Regulatory and Product Management. If you were unable to attend the webinar, you can watch the Closing the Gaps in ISO 13485:2016 Compliance On-demand Webinar. During the webinar, Dan presented several areas where the latest version of ISO 13485 will present significant challenges to medical device manufacturers. These areas include supplier management, complaint handling, integrating regulatory requirements into the quality system, and the way your company approaches risk.
ISO 13485:2016 Compliance: Resources to Help You Get Started
Roxane Napoli, Marketing Manager, Pilgrim Quality SolutionsTransitioning to ISO 13485:2016 compliance is the top priority throughout the medical device industry right now. The industry is racing to absorb information on the latest version of the standard. Do you have a plan in place for getting your organization up-and-running with ISO 13485:2016? These resources will help you develop, fine tune, and implement your transition plan.
Be Aware! Security Training and Employee Engagement
Tom Colgan, Director of Cyber Security, Pilgrim Quality SolutionsAs agents of quality and compliance within the Life Sciences industry, we are all well aware of the importance of security awareness training in order to be compliant with various frameworks, laws, and regulations, including HIPAA. But in practice, does your organization’s awareness program simply “check the box,” or do you believe your efforts are having an impact?
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