4th International Conference on Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dec 13-14, 2019, Bangkok, Thailand
M.M. Mnatsakanyan1, J. Cook2, P. Groundwater3, P. Poronnik4
VirtuPharma, NSW, 2009, Australia1; Innovation Lead, The University of Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia2; School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia3; School of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia4
ABSTRACT: Robust GMP training is essential in compliance with evolving regulatory challenges in the pharmaceutical industry. It is estimated that companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually on training programs critical for their product quality while not being able to create lasting impact on job performances.
In fact, many companies still fail to measure task-specific technical competence of their employees before assigning a project and many of them do not have a centralized tool for assessing and reassuring performance uniformity in their multiple subcontracted research organizations to reduce human errors. It has also been noted that only 35% of global companies have trust in the skills of recent graduates for entry-level positions since many teaching labs simply cannot afford personalized training on complex scientific instruments.
Photo Credits: DioMax Pharmaceutical Company
As such, in modern pharmaceutical industry, human errors are still considered to be relatable and significant factors in GMP compliance deviations. This presentation discusses GMP training in Virtual Reality (VR) for personalized training within the regulatory compliances. Our aim was to develop an immersive Quality Control Laboratory (QCL) as per regulatory guidelines in the VR environment and assist laboratory managers to reinforce good laboratory practices.
Application incorporates interactive operation of complex scientific instruments, such as UPLC/MS/MS and HPLC/ESI as per GMP requirements and includes SOP’s, instrumental calibration, method transfer, sample handling, data processing/integration which will allow lab managers to supplement and re-accredit their current and entry level employees.
Application is run on portable Oculus Quest headset which can be loaned out to the trainees and can be adapted for use by pharmaceutical professionals and university, college educators in other countries.