In its simplest form, quality is about making sure that the products offered by a company are safe, effective, and meet the requirements of the prevailing regulations around good manufacturing methods. Corporate Compliance is about making sure that the company operates in a safe, effective manner and by doing so creates loyal, satisfied customers who want to continue doing business with the company.
Despite the simularities of objectives, most life sciences companies treat Corporate Compliance and Quality Compliance (“Quality”) as separate disciplines, and provide limited opportunities for natural synergies to flourish. However, for a life sciences company to be competitive and sustainable in this era of increasing regulatory complexity crossing traditional national boundaries this must change; Corporate Compliance and Quality Compliance must become an integrated team that works together seamlessly.
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