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Moving Beyond Paper-based Validation – An Industry Transformation

Author – Bryan Ennis, Co-Founder & CEO, Sware

Over the last 10 years, the majority of life sciences organizations have successfully transitioned their regulated systems into the cloud, and almost all new companies are entirely cloud-based from the start.

As technology proliferates across business units, the volume of validation work is increasing exponentially.

This challenge is amplified by a global staffing shortage, including validation experts. Historically, these resources have followed the industry practice of Computer System Validation (CSV), which is paper-driven, largely manual, and resource intensive.

Regulators have acknowledged the cost and resource burden CSV is causing the industry, and are encouraging a transition to Computer Software Assurance (CSA) to help organizations improve product quality, product safety and patient safety. This transition provides a path away from time- and personnel-intensive, burdensome validation to a risk-based, digital, structured, workflow-driven process that preserves data integrity.

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