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Bob McDowall, PhD

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Bob is an analytical chemist with over 45 years’ experience including 15 years working in the pharmaceutical industry and over 25 years working for the industry as a consultant. Bob has been involved with specifying laboratory informatics solutions for over 40 years and has nearly 35 years’ experience of computerized system validation in regulated GXP environments.


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How To Guide

How To Ensure Data Integrity

Download this guide to discover how data integrity is fundamental to quality assurance, process development and production, and analytical development and quality control.
How To Guide

How To Future Proof Your Laboratory Informatics Environment

Download this guide to learn more about laboratory automation strategies, informatics components and key considerations, and process improvement for effective informatics implementation.
How To Guide

Achieving Data Compliance: What Not To Do

Download this guide to learn how to avoid remediations for citations such as loss of electronic records, uncontrolled and unvalidated spreadsheets and conflict of interest.
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The Latest Regulatory Guidance for Data Integrity and Regulatory Compliance

Owing to widespread data falsification and poor data management practices, data integrity and compliance with good manufacturing practice (GMP) regulations are currently a major topic in the pharmaceutical industry. To aid our understanding of data integrity concerns, regulatory authorities have issued guidance documents on the topic. This article will give an overview of this guidance and review specific requirements for computerized systems.
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Digitization for Data Integrity and Regulatory Compliance

This article will explore how the move to digitize laboratory processes promises to make data integrity and compliance, an essential goal for regulated laboratories, an easier task.
How To Guide

How To Implement a LIMS Successfully

Download this guide to learn about designing and building the LIMS IT platform, interfacing core analytical instruments, training the LIMS project team and LIMS implementation do's and don'ts.
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Considerations When Selecting a LIMS

Download this listicle to explore key considerations for selecting a LIMS including use of the LIMS, supplier assistance, costing and software developments.
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Steps To Consider When Selecting a Chromatography Data System

Modern chromatography data system software has been designed for more efficient analysis of chromatography data, to relieve workloads while providing high-quality data with high integrity. Read this listicle to hear from CDS expert Bob McDowall, who can help you through every step of the selection process.
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The Route to Compliance: How To Ensure Regulatory Compliance in GxP Laboratories

Ensuring both data integrity and regulatory compliance are imperative when working in any GxP regulated environment. In this article, automation expert Bob McDowall explains how assessing your lab's workflows, identifying weaknesses and implementing digital solutions can streamline processes and make regulatory compliance an easier goal.
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