AFSSAPS and GIPC Renew GLP Certification of CIT
News Nov 29, 2010
CIT has announced that it has had its GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) certification renewed by France’s relevant authorities: AFSSAPS (the French Health Products Safety Agency) and the GIPC (the Inter-Ministerial Chemicals Group).
As part of its periodic program for inspecting testing facilities, AFSSAPS carried out a four-day inspection of CIT’s site in Evreux. AFSSAPS is the recognized authority in the field of non-clinical safety tests on medicines for human use and on cosmetics. After completing its inspection, AFSSAPS confirmed and renewed its accreditation for CIT’s GLP in the conduct of non-clinical safety trials.
The GIPC had already renewed CIT’s GLP status in March this year, following an inspection carried out by COFRAC (the French Accreditation Committee) in December 2009. The GIPC is responsible for chemicals, agrochemicals and other specific products.
“Ever-higher quality standards are an important and continuous objective for CIT, in order to satisfy the regulatory demands of the different authorities that inspect us regularly as well as to meet the requirements of our international clients,” said Sophie Baratte, CIT’s Managing Director.
In order to maintain that level of excellence, CIT’s management is developing its quality policy along the following lines:
•Rationalizing reference documentation to give customers a better understanding of the quality management system.
•Computerizing skills management and training.
•Developing an internal audit policy.
•Optimizing the production of study reports so as to facilitate the strict observance of deadlines.
Furthermore, in order to offer new approaches and types of study to its clients, CIT has invested heavily in new technologies and equipment in 2009 and 2010. A program of qualification and validation associated with these new developments has been set up to give clients and the regulatory authorities the assurance that CIT fully mastered these new techniques.
In the analytical field, ICP-MS (inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry) now complements the LC-MS/MS and GC-MS techniques that were already available. For all these techniques, new materials have been qualified and piloting and acquisition software have been validated.
“These all represent substantial investments to ensure that CIT continues to provide excellence in serving our clients,” said Dr Le Bigot.