NSF International, Pharma Biotech Regulatory Support, Auditing and Training Services for Drug Manufacturers

NSF Health Science

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 2017, NSF International:

  • Has provided services to Forbes’ top ten most reputable pharmaceutical companies and to the top 20 of Pharmaceutical Executive’s largest companies by revenue
  • Held more than 30 residential courses and workshops and 50+ global on-site training courses
  • Successfully ran 115 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 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 U.S. 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.

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NSF Release New Pharma eLearning Session to Update on EU Legislation and Guidance

NSF International provides a comprehensive range of support services for the pharmaceutical industry covering consulting, training, auditing, remediation, quality systems and regulatory guidance on a global basis.

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29 June 2018

NSF International provides a comprehensive range of support services for the pharmaceutical industry covering consulting, training, auditing, remediation, quality systems and regulatory guidance on a global basis.

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8 June 2018

NSF has added two new eLearning sessions to its online portal.

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25 May 2018

NSF has announced a range of upcoming courses in June and July. Make sure you remember to take advantage of any discounts you could be entitled to. Make an enquiry if you are interested in bringing any of this training on-site.

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16 April 2018

NSF International has expanded its training offering and now provides pharma biotech eLearning.

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10 April 2018

NSF has announced the dates for a variety of workshops taking place throughout May and June.

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16 March 2018

NSF International has announced that there are still some spaces available on some of its upcoming pharmaceutical courses.

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12 February 2018

NSF International has announced it will be exhibiting at the free-to-attend Making Pharmaceuticals Europe exhibition and conference.

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5 February 2018

NSF International has announced it will be launching its pharmaceutical biotech e-learning programme in April 2018.

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7 November 2017

NSF International has appointed Lynne Byers as executive director and David Waddington as director of its pharmaceutical biotech services in Europe.

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20 September 2017

NSF has announced the release of a new collection of pharmaceutical workshops for the 2017/2018 period.

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12 September 2017

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the Pharmaceutical Quality Group (PQG) is holding an anniversary dinner and a three-day meeting at the Hilton Hotel in Milton Keynes, UK.

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13 August 2017

NSF’s pharma biotech experts are now providing services to India’s pharmaceutical industry from its Gurugram office.

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18 July 2017

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations protect the health, safety, and overall quality of products so they do not adversely affect consumers. That is also why current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) are in place.

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5 June 2017

NSF Health Sciences has announced it will be hosting a two-part webinar to discuss the new label text guidelines for pharmaceticals.

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28 May 2017

NSF International has launched a new app designed for pharmaceutical biotech industry executives.

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24 May 2017

NSF International has released a list of upcoming courses for June and July.

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18 May 2017

NSF International's pharma biotech team has announced it will be present at the 2nd PDA Europe Annual Meeting in Berlin.

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25 April 2017

The 21st Century Cures Act stemmed from a political spotlight on two girls that could not get treatment for their rare diseases, as presented by Senator Upton in his opening statement at the Legislative Hearing on 21st Century Cures Act.

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31 March 2017

Enacted into law December of 2016, the 21st Century Cures Act is an initiative to expedite and enhance the process of discovery, development, and delivery for disease treatments.

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16 March 2017

NSF International is offering training for lead auditors of quality management systems (QMS) based on both ISO 13485:2016 and international Medical Device Single Audit Plan (MDSAP) requirements.

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7 February 2017

NSF International is partnering with the Indian Drug Manufacturers' Association (IDMA) to offer a customised, five-module pharmaceutical quality management (PQM) education programme in Bangalore, India.

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30 January 2017

NSF International has announced the retirement of Bob Pietrowski PhD, a 40-year veteran of the pharmaceutical and medical device industries who has served as vice-president of NSF International's Global Health Sciences Division since 2013. He is being replaced by Martin Lush.

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3 October 2016

NSF International has announced a new partnership with non-profit organization Textile Exchange to boost sustainability in the textile industry.

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7 September 2016

NSF-GFTC will now be called NSF International after changing its name.

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8 April 2015

NSF International has published the first American National Standard for pharmaceutical excipients, NSF/IPEC/ANSI 363: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for Pharmaceutical Excipients.

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24 February 2015

NSF International will be attending the 54th Annual Meeting and ToxExpo from 22-26 March at San Diego Convention Center.

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9 February 2014

NSF International has acquired the International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council of the Americas’ (IPEC-Americas) auditing subsidiary, IPEA.

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4 February 2014

NSF International has integrated subsidiary companies NSF Becker & Associates, NSF-DBA and NSF Pharmalytica, as well as its existing Dietary Supplement Program, into one unified Health Sciences Division.

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17 December 2013

NSF has released a white paper entitled 'Does your Pharmaceutical Quality System Improve your Competitive Edge?'.

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5 June 2013

NSF International, an independent global public health organization that develops high quality reference standards, now has Atorvastatin Calcium Reference Standard Kits, which are traceable to official US (USP) and European pharmacopeial (EP) standards.

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5 June 2013

The International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council of the Americas (IPEC-Americas) - an international non-profit comprised of pharmaceutical and excipient manufacturers and distributors - has approved the sale of its IPEA auditing subsidiary to NSF International.

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5 June 2013

NSF Becker & Associates Consulting, part of global independent public health organization NSF International, has launched a new program to assist companies in achieving 360 operational compliance to the commercial practices of the life science industry.

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23 May 2013

NSF Health Science has release five white papers on 510(k) requirements for extractables and leachables; analytical challenges for leachables; FDA excipient regulations; quality in the US pharma industry and new European regulations for medical devices.

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28 January 2013

NSF International, an independent global public health and safety organization which develops standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water and health sciences industries, has acquired the INASSA Group of Lima, Peru, which is comprised of three segments: technical analysis, laboratory and sanitation.

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23 January 2013

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires extractables and leachables testing for many medical devices.

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27 November 2012

NSF International, a global independent public health organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the health sciences, water, food, and consumer goods industries, has welcomed three leading pharmaceutical and biotech experts to its Health Sciences Division.

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27 August 2012

NSF International, an independent global public health and safety organization which develops standards, and tests and certifies products for the pharmaceutical, dietary supplement, food, water, and consumer products industries, is the first to offer Secondary Reference Standards in India, helping meet the growing India pharmaceutical sectors' need for high quality, economical alternatives to pharmacopoeia standards.

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Regional Offices

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NSF International, Pharma Biotech

The Georgian House

22/24 West End

Kirkbymoorside, York

YO62 6AF

North Yorkshire

United Kingdom

+44 1751 432 999 +44 1751 432 450
NSF India Office

Plot 127, Sector 44, 2nd floor


Haryana, 122 002


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