ICQ Blog — Biopharma’s CQV Experts

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 […]

The Process Validation Life-Cycle

Guidance on Process validation began in 1987 to address consumer recalls and complaints and assure consumers that their products were consistently made with the utmost quality. This guidance underwent some significant fundamental changes in 2011. If processes were “validated” as prescribed by the FDA guidance then why were products being recalled? Why were customers complaining […]

Let’s Be Perfectly Clear

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” -George Bernard Shaw So, what is effective communication? And, how do I as an individual become an effective communicator? Effective communication is about the exchange of information so that everyone gets something valuable out of the exchange (whether it be a […]

ICQ Consultants now offers Computer System Validation Services (CSV) to our clients at our Boston, MA and Raleigh, NC offices

Teams of Integrated Commissioning & Qualification Corporation (ICQ) Consultants have played a central role in the development, implementation and execution of various quality by design systems as well as the commissioning and qualification of multiple manufacturing plants in the New England area and elsewhere, including some of the world’s largest biotechnology facilities. Now due to […]

ICQ Consultants Corp. is seeking to hire top talent to join our team and serve our clients at our Boston, MA and Raleigh, NC offices.

Sometimes the grass IS greener on the other side.  If you have been considering a move to better things then why not take a look at ICQ Consultants? There is a reason we are one of the largest and most sought after CQV suppliers in the Northeast and now also with offices in the Southeast. Contact us today and see […]

Implementing a Quality by Design (QbD) program shouldn’t be that difficult…

Implementing a Quality by Design (QbD) program shouldn’t be that difficult…but it almost always is. The question is why? There is no doubt that Quality by Design (QbD) programs can help organizations manage the inherent challenges Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical manufacturing facilities face in meeting regulatory requirements. There may be a few reasons to consider why […]