ICQ Blog — Biopharma’s CQV Experts

Season’s Greetings and Happy New Year!!

ICQ Consultants would like to wish all of our employees and colleagues a joyous holiday season and a very happy new year. We would like to thank everyone for their commitment to making us a successful business. Both our clients and our workforce are exceptional at what they do and we are honored to have […]

Integrating Quality Systems and Project Planning

All too often otherwise successful projects in the GMP space encounter scheduling and compliance challenges for a simple reason: A failure to properly integrate Quality Systems and compliance requirements into the project planning effort. Complex build outs, engineering efforts and process changes can all fall flat in the final hour for these simple reasons. There […]

PDA – Regulatory Inspection Trends Event

ICQ’s Mike Gatta, Al Guarracino, and Victoria Hayes attended last night’s PDA meeting as sponsor representatives, staffing an information table during the networking reception. Due to the popularity of the topic, Regulatory Inspection Trends, the conference room at the Hilton in Woburn, MA was nearly full of attendees. The first speaker was Edmund Mrak of […]

ICQ Consultants is Looking to Hire Top Talent

ICQ Consultants is looking to hire dedicated professionals in the MA, NJ and PA areas. ICQ is one of the largest and most sought after CQV suppliers in the Northeast and we have expanded with offices in the Southeast as well. We are seeking to hire mid to senior level Validation staff that are Subject […]

PDA New England Chapter Inspection Trends Event

ICQ will be participating as a sponsor at the next PDA meeting, “Regulatory Inspection Trends”.  Please stop by and visit our table and say hello.  The event features presentations by Edmund Mrak, David Sencabaugh and William Frisch and will run from 5:30 – 9:00 PM.  This event takes place on November 18, 2015 at the […]

Rouge Corrosion in High Purity Systems

It can be disheartening to design and build a new pharmaceutical facility with shiny new stainless steel process vessels and tubing only to see what appears to be rust appearing exactly where you don’t want it. However there is hope and you are not alone. Rouging in process equipment is very common and in some […]

The Importance of Donating Your Time

In, 2014 there were over 610,000 homeless men, women and children in the United States and another 45 million people, that’s 15% of the total U.S. population, living below the poverty line. These statistics demonstrate a need for help, a need for volunteers to make a difference and support those that are disadvantaged.  Volunteering has […]

Method Transfer

Method transfer is a regulatory requirement that is performed between two sites. It is a documented process to verify a certain laboratory’s capability of performing the analytical testing method’s intended use. Method transfers are performed for validated methods for which complete analytical methods and validation data are available. Method transfer between laboratories and different company […]

Laughter, the Shortest Form of Meditation

Laughter, humor and smiling in the workplace can have a tremendously positive affect on a company’s culture. The use of humor, and the ability to produce and make humor, is associated with intelligence and creativity – two things highly valued in the workplace. Smiling and laughter are free! They boost health, mood, longevity and success. […]

A little about Cleaning Validation…

Cleaning Validation (CV) is driven by regulatory expectations to ensure that residues from one product will not carry over and cross contaminate the next product. Regulatory scrutiny is more rigorous in a multi-product facility compared to a single product establishment. Companies are usually cited either for not having a sound cleaning validation or not meeting […]

Season’s Greetings!

Everyone here at ICQ Consultants would like to wish our employees and colleagues a very happy holiday season and new year.  Thank you, everyone, for your hard work and dedication.  We appreciate all you do to assist in the success of our company.  We have had the pleasure to work with a multitude of outstanding […]

ICQ Consultants, Engineering Better Solutions

  Integrated Commissioning & Qualification Corporation (ICQ) is a leading provider of commissioning, qualification and verification services to companies in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries. We develop programs and procedures that promote, facilitate and ensure compliance with stringent regulatory standards and our clients’ own internal quality standards. During our history, teams of ICQ consultants […]