What Art and Science Have in Common: Only the Original Counts

By: Steve Ferrell, Chief Compliance Officer When modern GMPs were first developed in the 1970’s, few peripheral industries benefited more than the manufacturers of blue pens. Our younger readers may already be lost at this point, so for their benefit I’ll explain: most early photocopiers

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Because You Needed it Done Yesterday: Keeping Data Contemporaneous

By: Steve Ferrell, Chief Compliance Officer Time in the lab is a resource as precious as any instrument, test, or person. Many a fine lab technician has felt the need to find more; to time travel in a sense by recasting or fitting results into

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Why the Pen is Not Always Mightier: Legibility in Laboratory Data

By: Steve Ferrell, Chief Compliance Officer Have you ever been told you ‘write like a doctor’? If you have, odds are it wasn’t a compliment recognizing your superior cursive or your masterful ability to spell ‘acetaminophen’ without a spell check. It’s much more likely to

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