Steven S. Kuwahara , Ph.D. is the founder and Principal of GXP BioTechnology LLC, a consulting firm that works in the areas covered by the GLP and GMP of drugs, biologics, and nutraceuticals. Steve has over 30 years of experience in supervising quality control laboratories, including an animal testing facility, and in performing GLP and GMP audits of internal and external testing laboratories . Steve has participated in the development of drugs and biologicals through all phases of clinical research and final product production.
Auditing analytical laboratories can be complex because of the preparation that is often required.
FDA issued a guidance document covering GMP requirements for Phase 1 products.