Training for compliance vs. Training to think

Training for compliance vs. Training to think

While you read this article, about 60 deviations will be logged within global GMP environments*. Half of them would have been caused by “human error”. Most of these will end with “retraining” as one of the corrective actions. How to deal with deviations caused by human error: Option 1) Classroom Training: with a trainer using a […]

Quality training as the anti-Jugaad

Quality training as the anti-Jugaad

Is India really running pharma and biotech sweatshops? India is the market leader in high quality generic medicine. The drugs that people from Africa to the Americas to Japan rely on to relieve ailment. But you probably haven’t heard of India’s market dominance. Instead, what you’ve likely heard of is quality lapses, squalid facilities, and […]

Lessons learnt from income tax and central excise audits

Lessons learnt from income tax and central excise audits

An unexpected notice on income tax and central excise audits The partnership firm that I run with my husband has been scrutinized by the Income Tax and Central Excise departments in the last couple of years. Our firm provides consulting services in engineering and biotechnology to a plethora of clients – many of them international. […]

The fallacy of “protecting your turf”

The fallacy of “protecting your turf”

I’ve been getting Indian CROs on CRAMbridge over the last couple of weeks and am amazed by the breadth and depth of scientific talent they have in-house. With the right amount of direction from upper management, this can be leveraged to make these guys truly innovative biotech companies. But there’s one troubling thread that’s common […]