Training at Your Site - Pharma Biotech

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If you want to develop an individual, send him or her to a public training course; but if you want to develop and motivate a whole team – or the entire workforce – bring the training in-house to your location.

Pharmaceutical on-site training gives your people exactly the training they need, when and where you want it. It puts you in control of everything, including the costs. NSF International is globally recognized as a provider of top quality on-site training. All of our public pharmaceutical training courses can also be run at your site, but the advantage of our on-site programs is that they are specifically designed to meet your precise needs.

Course duration can vary from half a day to five days and may be single events or a series of linked training modules delivered over a longer period as part of a major, organization-wide culture change program. Optimum attendance is 10 to 25 people, although more or fewer can be accommodated.


All our pharmaceutical on-site training courses are aimed at improving operational excellence and competitive edge. Instead of you coming to us, we can come to you. We work with you to tailor the course so that:

  • Course content is focused on your products and procedures to meet your exact needs and requirements
  • Case studies directly reflect the experience of your people
  • Everyone is exposed to the same message so changes and improvements to on-site practices can be implemented quickly and efficiently
  • Your company’s issues and challenges can be openly and confidentially discussed
  • Everyone listens to the same message
  • We meet your precise pharmaceutical GMP training needs

Additional benefits include a better return on your investment:

  • No travel or hotel costs
  • No time away from home
  • Less work disruption


All courses delivered at your site are aimed at improving operational excellence and competitive edge. Some examples of courses NSF has delivered on-site include:

Leadership, Quality Culture and Improve GMP Behaviors

These courses will help you motivate your people to do more with less and do it better:

  • Quality Culture: How to create a culture that improves profit and compliance
  • Changing GMP Behaviors: A simple five-step process
  • Quality Systems – Best Industry Practices: Find out what the best companies do
  • How to Change Quality Habits: Getting people to do the right thing, automatically
  • Training Effectiveness: How to improve your training

Continuous Improvement, Error Reduction and Simplification

If you suffer from high levels of deviations, quality incidents, human error or over-complexity, these courses will transform your productivity and reduce risk:

  • Human Error – Causes and Prevention: Five-steps to improving human reliability
  • Advanced Problem Solving: Taking your root cause investigations to another level
  • The Art and Science of Simplification: How to remove deadly complexity
  • The Analysis and Trending of Data: Using your data to drive improvement

Quality Systems, GMP and Self-Inspections

From world-class certified pharmaceutical auditor training, to pharmaceutical GMP training — our most popular European course — if you want your quality system to improve productivity and your competitive edge, look no further than NSF:

  • The A-Z of Pharmaceutical Quality Systems
  • Pharmaceutical GMP: How to excel at doing the basics
  • Deviation and CAPA Systems: How to prevent repeat incidents – five easy steps
  • Good Documentation Practices: How to create documents people can use
  • The Cost of Poor Quality: Improving margin by reducing waste
  • EU GMP Requirements for Clinical Supplies Manufacture
  • Effective Pharmaceutical Auditing and Self-Inspections: Certified auditor course
  • Product Quality Review: Using data to drive continuous improvement
  • Change Control – Best Industry Practices: How to simplify your change control system
  • Rapid Change Control: How to manage change simply and quickly
  • Process Validation: The modern approach
  • Batch Manufacturing Records: How to simplify and improve

Regulatory Compliance, Inspections and Data Integrity

Staying in business means staying in regulatory compliance. We provide a pragmatic, economical, science-based approach to compliance. We don’t believe in “blind” compliance; we believe in compliance that puts the patient first:

  • EU and FDA Inspections Readiness: How to succeed on the day
  • Regulatory Crisis Management – Best Industry Practices: What to do when things go wrong
  • Data Integrity: How to manage and prevent data integrity issues
  • Regulatory Update: What new regulations are coming and how to interpret them
  • Pharmaceutical Law: A no-nonsense, practical interpretation of pharmaceutical regulations
  • How to Audit – Data Integrity

Plant, Utilities and Laboratories

To improve your productivity you need to get the most out of your fixed assets. From reliability-centered maintenance of plants and equipment, to removing bottlenecks in the QC lab, we have you covered. These courses provide what you need for optimization, without compromising compliance:

  • The A-Z of Pharmaceutical Water Systems: Everything you ever wanted to know
  • Pharmaceutical Packaging: Minimizing risk in this high-risk area
  • Good Control Laboratory Practice
  • Out of Specification Investigations: Best industry and regulatory practices
  • Ongoing Stability: Regulatory and best-in-class practices
  • How to Audit – QC Chemical Laboratories
  • Analyzing and Trending Data: Using your data to drive improvement
  • Equipment, Facility and Utility Qualification
  • Cleaning Validation: How to satisfy the regulators and best-in-class practices

Sterile Products, Biotech and Contamination Control

Sterile products are high value and high risk and more stringently regulated than any other medicines. This unique collection of courses provides you with what you need to make sterile products safely and efficiently. You will receive the most up-to-date understanding of the technologies involved and an understanding of the regulatory requirements. You will also find out what you must do when things go wrong. Environmental monitoring failure? Media fill failure? Biological indicator failure? HVAC failure? Problems with visual inspection? We cover them all… and more:

  • Good Autoclave Practices: The control and management of your autoclaves
  • The A-Z of Sterile Products Manufacturing
  • GMP for Biological and Biotechnology Products
  • Techniques for Effective Failure Investigation for Sterile Products
  • Cleaning Validation: Science-based, pragmatic, pure and simple
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology for the Non-Biologists: Demystifying the “black art”
  • Risk-Based Approach to Environmental Monitoring: Getting the most from your environmental monitoring program
  • How to Audit – Bulk Biotech Operations
  • How to Audit – Sterile Products Manufacture
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology: The interpretation and risk assessment of micro data
  • Contamination Control: How to protect your products and processes

Risk Management and Risk-Based Decision Making

The best companies manage risk better than their competitors. They recognize there is no such thing as zero risk and that the more risk averse you are, the greater the risk to your business and your patients. If you want to make better risk-based decisions, and understand best-in-class practices for risk management, the following courses are for you:

  • Risk Management: Best industry practices
  • Risk-Based Decision Making for Quality Professionals and QPs: How to make the right decisions

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  • “Very useful in my daily activities. Very good exercises – examples according to the business. Highly qualified instructors. Instructors challenged the group all the time. This was really great! Excellent relationship with the group.”Claudio Cattoi / Roche
  • “Very practical approach with high level of applicability in daily work. Right level of complexity for an audience coming from different areas with different backgrounds.”Hans Stach / Roche
  • “The course was an important opportunity to open our mind and simplify the investigation process and the tools that were learned will facilitate research processes and close investigation reports with more security.”Luciana Oloveira / Roche