An Introduction to Good Manufacturing Practices in the EU


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Starting with the foundation of the pharmaceutical industry which has powerful representation in Europe, this course highlights the importance of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) in ensuring that food, health, and cosmetic products are safe and effective for use. The evolution of the concept to include Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) and Good Automated Manufacturing Practice (GAMP) which employ up-to-date procedures and automated technology respectively points to the progressive nature of the pharmaceutical industry and its regulatory agencies in the European Union (EU).


In this course, we provide a synthesis on the topic through an interactive online experience. This material was built by a team of Regulatory Affairs Experts with a Qualification from Northeastern University, Boston, piloted by a Senior Member able to articulate theory with practice.




Lesson 1: An Introduction to The Pharmaceutical Industry


  • EFPIA – The Industry’s Parent Organization
  • Small, But Giant
  • Europe as a Centre for R&D
  • The Importance of R&D in the Pharmaceutical Sector
  • EU Trade of Pharmaceuticals and The Global Value Chain
  • Analysis of The Major Trade Issues for the European Pharmaceutical Industry


Lesson 2: An Introduction to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)


  • The 5 Components of GMP


Lesson 3: What Is the Difference Between GMP and CGMP?


Lesson 4: Regulations in EU


  • The role of EMA
  • National Competent Authorities
  • Authorization and Supervision of Manufacturers


Lesson 5: Safety Monitoring of Medicines


  • Clinical Trials
  • International Cooperation


Lesson 6: What are GMP Standards?


  • What is GAMP?
  • What is Computerized System Validation?


Lesson 7: Regulations and Guidelines of EU GMP


Lesson 8: Compliance with GMP in EU


  • COVID-19 Vaccines: Development, evaluation, approval, and Monitoring in EU


Lesson 9: Robust Regulatory Framework and Scientific Expertise in the EU


  • Scientific Evaluation and Approval Processes
  • Accelerated Evaluation
  • Standard Monitoring
  • Large Scale Monitoring in the Pandemic Context




Final Examination




Dr. Ciaran McEnister
Senior Pharmaceutical Executive with 25+ years of experience in Medical Device Development, Translational Research, Pharmaceutical development, Pharmacologic/Toxicologic and Preclinical research and Regulatory compliance of small and large molecule drug candidates. Dr. McEnister has an extended experience as senior quality manager.


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