GLP testing, or good laboratory practice testing, is an essential element to ensuring products are effective. At Snell Scientifics, we take GLP testing seriously. For example, our primary facility has a separate GLP laboratory with its own lab space along with an insect rearing room, chemical storage, and mixing lab. From a turn-key program to sub-contracting options, we offer a full menu of services for GLP testing. In one package, Snell Scientifics includes in our Turn key GLP program a Study Director, Principal Investigator, QA services, and so much more. Additionally, our test methods can be performed under GLP guidelines. Today, we at Snell Scientifics would like to take the opportunity to elaborate on GLP testing.
Importance of Good Laboratory Practices
As a well-known acronym for quality in the laboratory, GLP, or Good Laboratory Practice testing specifics is something few actually know. As it impacted the pharmaceutical industry, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) formulated GLP as a formal regulation in 1978. The chromatography laboratory nor even the analytical laboratory regulation, however, was not the primary focus. To make certain that any new molecular entities developed by the pharmaceutical industry were safe before human volunteers and patient’s administration in clinical trials, GLP was intended to regulate non-clinical laboratory safety studies. The labs used to analyze the samples generated from toxicology studies primarily affected by the regulation were ones conducting clinical histology, chemistry, and pathology.
Good Laboratory Practice Principles
The goals for GLP regulations are fairly simple, and do not really differ from other quality guidelines. They include the following:
1) Actual working practices rather than being major works of artistic fiction are reflected with a trained staff that follow written instructions.
2) Equipment and computer systems are fit for the purpose that they are intended during the course of the studies. They are correctly installed and operate according to the specifications.
3) Potentially used to reconstruct the study if required, the records generated during the course of any toxicology tests are verified and authenticated.
4) In accordance with the regulations and the laboratory’s internal procedures, there is an independent quality assurance unit to check that work was conducted.
GLP Testing Services
The key elements of GLP are roles and responsibilities, such as the study director and principal investigator for instance. In accordance to pre-approved plans and protocols, the studies must be planned and executed as well as changed by formal amendments or deviations. To help coordinate the running of the studies, a list or master schedule is maintained of all studies and protocols running in the testing facility. This also must be updated on a routine basis, and in the course of a study, the raw data is the concept used for the records. When it comes to the GLP, Snell Scientifics is ready to deliver. We provide a number of GLP services to ensure your pest control products are effective and provide the data and documents of the study. With so many elements involved, you can rest assured, that our trained professionals follow the guidelines and protocols vital to the process. Contact us to learn more today!