Compliant pharmaceutical manufacturing made easy

The processes and equipment used to manufacture medicines can be complicated — after all, patient safety is at risk when mistakes are made. We help our clients design manufacturing processes that ensure product yield and process scalability, whilst ensuring compliance to all elements of regulatory and quality requirements.

Our experience means that we remain commercially focused while delivering to the highest regulatory and quality standards expected of pharmaceuticals manufacturers.

Underpinned by extensive, practical industry experience, our professional quality and regulatory consultants are available to support you from process development, optimisation, and validation right through to inspection, approval, and beyond.

This includes “man in the plant” services for our clients that use the services of contract manufacturers.

Process development
and validation

As manufacturing process are developed and process optimisation starts, we will help you develop your Validation Master Plan (VMP); summarising the validation activities that regulators will expect to see as part of their review and pre-approval activities. Our consultants will help draft all aspects of the VMP including process validation, cleaning validation, equipment validation, analytical validation, and facilities and utilities validation.

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Writing Summary Reports

Facilities, utilities,
and equipment

The facilities, utilities, and equipment used to manufacture, purify and formulate medicines can influence their safety, quality, and efficacy. We support our clients in specifying all aspects of the manufacturing activities including facilities, utilities and equipment to ensure compliance and control recognised quality standards including ensuring URS, IQ, OQ and PQ are documented — further assuring the manufacture of consistently compliant medicines.

Analytical Development

Pharmaceutical products require detailed analysis as part of the licence submission package to assure quality, safety and efficacy. Woodley BioReg have developed and successfully used a knowledge-based analytical development processes that enables a tailored range of analytical methods. Our approach allows the rapid identification of appropriate and applicable analytical techniques, as well as defining tests for characterisation, release and product quality specification. Through this, we eliminate inappropriate or redundant methods.

We offer a wide range of support in all aspects of analytical development, including product characterisation strategies, preparation of SOPs and validation documentation, preparation and submission of comparability protocols and the development of licence application submission components in eCTD format.

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Once developed, optimised, validated and used operationally, the manufacturing processes, analytical test, and results form a critical part for the approval of medicines. Given the importance of this information, Woodley BioReg is extensively involved in the preparation of all aspects of the Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) parts of the licence applications. Our practical hands-on experience with a wide range of processes and experience of regulatory requirements places us in a unique position to provide unmatched levels and support to our clients.


GMP compliance is a legal requirement for all manufacturers of medicinal products and without it, products will not be approved. We’re able to support our clients through the entire process of GMP systems development, implementation and certification because, unusually for a regulatory consultancy, Woodley BioReg holds a GMP licence (MIA and WDA) from the UK’s MHRA – evidencing our unique ability to be able to advise and guide you through the GMP process. Our quality consultants live and breathe GMP, and will help you secure accreditation from your selected competent authority.

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Whether it’s a regulatory agency audit before your Marketing Authorisation is granted, or a self-audit to ensure compliance, or even a “for cause” audit, we will help to prepare for, carry out, and assess the audit outcomes to ensure the appropriate remediation activities. All of our auditors have industry experience including Responsible Person (RP) status, Qualified Person (QP) status and ex-agency (MHRA, FDA, BfArM) personnel.

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Quality Management Systems (QMS)

As part of our GMP compliance services and activities, we can provide expert guidance and support for quality systems from the development and implementation of new systems, to the evaluation and remediation of existing ones. Our consultants utilise their knowledge and experience to ensure the most appropriate recommendations are made to ensure continued compliance.

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We have a wealth of experience at Woodley BioReg, from CMC quality consultants to seasoned regulatory affairs professionals – so you can be confident that we can support you at every step of the manufacturing process, to ensure both compliance and licensure.

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