On a good day, your software systems do exactly what you designed them to do (verification). On a great day, their design is also correct, complete, and auditable (validation).
Pharmaceutical and other Life Sciences companies can’t afford to wait around for occasional great days—they are required by law to meet Validation and Good Practice Standards (GxP) when building systems for Clinical Trials, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Information Management, Manufacturing, or Electronic Health Records.
Me? I’ve worked in Pharma for more than two decades. I’ve been fortunate to be a first-hand participant in transforming manual processes…to employing local electronic controls (PLCs)…to relying on computerized systems…to enlisting client server networks…and now in moving all of this to the Cloud.