Explanation of IQ, OQ and PQ

IQ, OQ, PQ Examples for Analytical Instruments

Analytical instruments confirm processing equipment used in the pharmaceutical, food and other industries meet standards set by the FDA, the Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 and other regulatory bodies.  Standards apply from the very beginning with design qualification.  At the customer location equipment is validated and verified via initial and ongoing tests described in…

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