NSF International, Pharmaceutical Services 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 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 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.

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Press Release

NSF to Appear at ISPE Singapore Conference and Exhibition in August

NSF will be appearing at ISPE Singapore Conference and Exhibition 2019 on 21-23 August.

White Papers

Advantages of Excipient GMP Certification

Making a case for good manufacturing practice (GMP) certification of an excipient manufacturer should be a straightforward exercise since the benefits appear so clear cut and regulatory guidance in the EU underscores the value of certification.

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Press Release

15 August 2019

NSF will be appearing at ISPE Singapore Conference and Exhibition 2019 on 21-23 August.

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18 July 2019

Do you manufacture over-the-counter (OTC) drugs for the US market? In this 30-minute NSF webinar, you will learn about the standard development process, key stakeholders, structure and main elements of the NSF/ANSI 455-4-2018 standard.

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17 July 2019

Two NSF medical device experts took part in panel discussions on June 25 at the MedFIT conference in Lille, France.

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25 June 2019

NSF has announced its latest upcoming European Pharma Training events coming up this year.

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24 April 2019

There is not long to go until Making Pharmaceuticals. Are you attending? Make sure you join NSF for a coffee and a chat at stand 216.

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4 April 2019

NSF International’s pharma webinars are short, interactive sessions featuring its world-leading experts discussing topics of current concern.

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2 April 2019

NSF has announced that it will be taking part at Making Pharmaceuticals in Coventry, UK. 

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27 March 2019

NSF International announces new updates for its pharma app, which is available on Apple’s App Store and Android’s Google Play.

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5 March 2019

NSF has announced its new complimentary webinar, How to Install a Data Governance Process from Ground Zero'.

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6 February 2019

NSF Health Sciences vice-president Martin Lush wants your input to this limited-place 30-minute webinar.

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28 January 2019

One of the primary roles for Qualified Persons (QP) and other quality professionals is to make sure that the products released for sale are in compliance with the requirements of the marketing authorisation (MA) for that product.

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14 January 2019

NSF has announced it will be attending the IPEC Europe Excipients Forum in Malta.

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12 December 2018

From the moment we get out of bed in the morning to when we return at night, we all take risks. Some big, others small. Some consciously, others less so. There is no such thing as zero risk.

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31 October 2018

NSF International Pharma Biotech has announced a focused, challenging workshop aimed to improve your understanding of human error.

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29 October 2018

NSF’s executive director and ex-inspector at the medicines and healthcare products regulatory agency (MHRA) Rachel Carmichael will be speaking at the Outsourcing and Supply Chain PDA Europe conference this November in Seville, Spain.

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23 October 2018

What does the future hold for the qualified person (QP) post-Brexit? There has been much debate on this matter. We do know that all EU centralised marketing authorisations must be held by a legal entity within the EU and that QP certification and pharmacovigilance (PV) need to occur in the EU. 

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19 September 2018

NSF International’s medical devices programme in Europe is shifting senior leadership roles and responsibilities after a subsidiary of the global public health organisation withdrew its notified body designation application for European in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) and medical device regulations (MDR).

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7 September 2018

NSF International’s pharma biotech team will be exhibiting at CPhI Worldwide in Madrid, Spain this October.

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30 August 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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17 August 2018

NSF has announced a wide range of upcoming courses related to the pharmaceutical industry. Make sure you remember to take advantage of any discounts you could be entitled to. Get in touch if you're interested in bringing any of this training on-site.

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16 August 2018

NSF will be exhibiting at the 2018 International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) World Congress in Glasgow, Scotland.

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18 July 2018

NSF International has announced up-coming workshops in September, including topics such as incident management and human error prevention.

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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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2 January 2018

There’s an old saying, 'Proper planning prevents poor performance', and another adage tells us to 'Begin with the end in mind'. Well, what happens when you don’t know what the end looks like? How can you plan for your career, your workplace or your business in a world of chaos and uncertainty? Well, listen in for some practical tips!

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2 January 2018

NSF International is known all over the world for the high quality of its pharmaceutical training and education.

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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

NSF International, Pharmaceutical Services
NSF International, Pharmaceutical Services

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

Gurugram

Haryana, 122 002

India

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