NSF International, Pharmaceutical Services


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Regulatory Support, Auditing and Training Services for Drug Manufacturers

NSF International provides an extensive range of high-quality support services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

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NSF International provides an extensive range of high-quality support services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

The company’s pharmaceutical offerings include both residential and on-site training, consulting, auditing and regulatory support services, bringing high quality and safety.

Throughout 2018, NSF International:

  • Has provided services to Forbes’ 2017 top ten most reputable pharmaceutical companies and to the top 20 of Pharmaceutical Executive’s largest companies by revenue
  • Held more than 35 residential courses and workshops and over 60 global on-site training courses
  • Successfully ran more than 130 global consultancy and auditing projects

Second and third-party pharmaceutical support services

NSF provides a comprehensive range of pharmaceutical support services, including consulting, auditing, training and regulatory compliance. The company helps clients address industry challenges and public health and safety concerns, as well as meet the stringent requirements of the pharmaceutical industry.

NSF supplies secondary reference standards globally, traceable to both USP and EP.
Extractables and leachables testing and analysis to support medical devices and pharmaceuticals.
GLP and GMP Contract Laboratories, FDA Registered and DEA Licensed for pharmaceutical testing.
Our services for the medical device industry include consulting and training in addition to auditing. Each of these services is integrated with the others.
NSF assembled a specialist that understands the regulatory and safety requirements needed to bring medical products onto the market—and sustain them.

NSF is recognised by industry experts as a partner for clinical services, regulatory compliance consulting, training and auditing.

Educational opportunities for pharmaceutical industry professionals

NSF International offers an extensive range of professional pharmaceutical training courses, which help clients with continuing professional development (CPD) for the pharmaceutical industry.

The courses cover many subjects and are designed to help professionals prepare for the next challenge by improving competitiveness and building knowledge.

Courses are aimed to improve operational excellence and competitive edge. They can be brought on-site and customised to meet client requirements.

Courses topics offered annually include:

  • Good manufacturing practice (GMP), including clinical trials
  • Pharmaceutical auditor
  • Sterile products manufacture
  • Quality risk management
  • Human error prevention
  • Changing GMP behaviours
  • Data integrity
  • Leadership development coaching
  • Corrective and preventative action (CAPA) system assessment training

The company also works alongside the University of Strathclyde to provide a qualified person (QP) training programme. The course is also approved by the Royal School of Chemistry.

Audits, assessments and certification

Separate from its training and consultancy work, NSF International helps clients reach a standard of excellence by providing a series of audits, assessments and certifications.

Its auditing and assessment offerings include pharmaceutical data integrity assessments, human error prevention, pharmaceutical auditing of third parties and suppliers, due diligence audits and auditor certification, excipient current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) certification and CAPA system assessment.

Remediation consultancy services

NSF International’s remediation consultancy services are designed to strengthen your business by managing warning letters, consent decrees, import alert notifications, product de-listings from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and removal of production and marketing licences in the EU.

Quality system optimisation and regulation readiness inspection

NSF International helps manage clients’ pharmaceutical quality system (PQS) to ensure optimal product quality and consistency.

The company aims to either simplify an existing PQS or develop and implement a new competitive system to help benchmark best industry practice.

NSF International‘s pharmaceutical regulatory inspection readiness and mock inspections service helps ensure pharmaceutical regulatory guidelines are met in preparation for US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), EU and WHO inspections.

About NSF International

NSF International’s team of former EU and FDA officials allows the company to offer global regulatory expertise with industry best practices to help clients achieve an effective PQS. NSF International supports the development, manufacturing and marketing of products and has a proven record of success.

White Papers


  • Data Integrity: A Closer Look

    Data integrity continues to be a hot topic impacting the pharma/biotech industry, and the trend has been growing since 2010.

  • Addressing the Issue of Ageing Facilities

    Executive director of pharma biotech at NSF International Nicholas Markel talks about the relatively new issue of ageing facilities, including what the issue is and how to diagnose and address it.

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Products & services

  • Consulting, Auditing, and Assessments

    NSF's unique team of ex-regulatory agency inspectors and highly experienced industry professionals provide authoritative consulting and auditing services to major pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical companies and regulatory agencies worldwide.

  • Training and Education

    NSF International provides high-quality training and education, helping to develop an individual's career progression (including becoming a qualified person), training groups of staff on-site to understand changes in procedures and regulations, and helping to bring culture change within an entire organisation. NSF has the skills and programmes to meet your needs.

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