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Revenue is earned for any organization that avoids costs, particularly those that manufacture medicinal products/devices. All processes and operations set up to ensure a product's compliance is costly.
Fremont, CA: Every day, the life sciences industries take new steps to align with the growing regulatory restrictions imposed by health authorities. However, as agency supervisory expectations evolve at a rapid pace, organizations may find it difficult to align with all of them on time. In this case, rather than implementing updates as they become available, it is necessary to plan ahead of time. However, in order to do so, some of the challenges may deter compliance efforts. The following are some of the major issues that life sciences organizations may face in the current era, based on the increasing compliance requirements:
Cost-Optimization: Revenue is earned for any organization that avoids costs, particularly those that manufacture medicinal products/devices. All processes and operations set up to ensure a product's compliance are costly. As a result, they must strive to reduce costs while maintaining productivity. Companies must streamline the product development process while reducing risk in order to achieve this. Companies must direct their resources only where they can reduce manual and time-consuming activities, and they must adhere to global standards.
Decentralized Regulatory Operations: Many organizations' regulatory operations are disjointed, operating within the confines of their departments. For example, the label and artwork teams must collaborate because their functions are interdependent, and any change in one of the Regulatory aspects, such as artwork modification, may affect both. Likewise, other aspects of product submissions,
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such as proofing, graphic design, and printing, are interdependent, and thus managing the entire Regulatory process under one roof or centralizing the entire process can help reduce the cost of errors within the organization.
Insufficient Process Automation: Regulatory processes can be time-consuming and repetitive. Companies frequently fail to meet deadlines because of the extensive tasks involved in preparing submissions and applications. For example, if you want to take an already approved product to another country, you may not need to prepare all of the documentation again. However, a portion of an already approved dossier can be obtained, reducing man-hours, time, and costs. Manufacturers can avoid time delays caused by repetitive tasks by using automated tools such as publishing and submission software, which simplify regulatory operations and save time that can be used in other core operations.
Compliance Based on Ethics and Integrity: Industries must shift away from simple rule-based compliance and toward compliance based on ethics and integrity, as well as foster greater accountability on their part. This is possible by instituting a common code of conduct throughout the organization and training employees at all levels to follow it. This not only improves organizational efficiency, but it also increases the likelihood of successful approvals and improves the company's branding in the eyes of global regulatory agencies.