Ph21 Data Acquisition and Analysis
Since 1993, the software has been installed and validated successfully throughout the pharmaceutical industry worldwide.
The Ph21 pharmaceutical quality assurance system enables you to control and evaluate your tablet testers, disintegration testers and weighing machines centrally. Once it is stored in the central product database, you can use product-specific data for all tests on the connected devices.
The system supports the connection of up to 32 external pharmaceutical testing devices, including Kraemer Elektronik’s well-known UTS tablet testing systems, tablet hardness testers and disintegration testers, scales, as well as weighing systems for in-process control.
For larger applications, the Ph21 system can be installed and operated as a client-server application. The entire software is 100% compliant with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 and allows you to use a wide scope of evaluation options for completed tests. Automatic backups in the background guarantee failsafe in-process control.
Numerous interfaces are available for communication and data exchange with external software applications.
Beginning with the system design, special care has been taken to ensure proper operation of the system. Each new version is only being released after passing the internal testing / verification and validation procedure.
The Ph21 software fully complies with FDA regulation 21 CFR Part11 and the European Regulations for software applications in GMP-critical environments within the pharmaceutical industry.
The full version of the Ph21 software includes features for production such as:
- maintain a product library with unlimited number of product specifications
- perform tests of different shapes and sizes of tablets
- create reports of individual tests, group of tests, complete batches and multi-batch reports (annual reports)
- provide menu-guided adjustment and calibration procedures, including reports and calibration interval control.
- multi-tester applications for weight, thickness, diameter, hardness, disintegration, friability etc.
- features for online-testing directly at the tablet press
- online quality control charts
- automatic data export functions
- ODT online data transfer options for multi-tester applications, where product and test data may be managed from a central admin system and automatically distributed to all testing systems.
The Ph21 system may be used to operate a single tablet tester in a conventional laboratory environment, or the Ph21 system can operate multiple devices in a real-time in-process control application.
Ph21 provides an in-process-control (‘IPC’) mode, where a second set of tolerance limits can be applied. These tolerance limits are usually set a bit closer than the quality control limits.
This way the system can act before the product will be out of the ‘official’ QC limits. Additionally to the Ph21 audit trail an alarm trail is provided where the user has to confirm andd comment alarms/out-of-spec conditions.
All alarms can be configured to release predefined actions (e.g. light a yellow or red lamp, stop the tablet press etc.). A quality control chart may be shown which is automatically updated after every test.
Robustness & Reliability
The Ph21 system is designed for quality and in-process control in the laboratory as well as for production lights-off operation. Automatic sampling, testing and generating of test protocols, including online quality control charts with SPC-functions (Statistical Process Control) makes it the state of the art software in this field. All significant events are logged and may be analysed at a later time. Features like the Auto-Archive function allow to save batch data fully automatically onto an SQL database server, where the data is backed up and saved. This guarantees the robustness and reliability of the whole system.
Every button may be assigned an access restriction level. Every user group has its individual access restriction, a numerical value from zero (no access restriction/super user) to nine (maximum access restriction/low priority user). This access control scheme can be tailored to any customer’s security requirements. The system is delivered pre-configured as a standard version, ready to use.
External Reporting Tool
A separate reporting tool has been developed to provide fast access to batch data archives. This special software package is very useful during Audits, when asked to provide test data from certain batches from years back. Since the reporting tool accesses the batch archives directly, it is not necessary to first restore batches. Fast and direct access is guaranteed through this new tool.