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Good Document Review Practices to Integrate for Those in Pharma Courses

Documentation has long been an important aspect of quality assurance roles across the pharmaceutical industry. While good documentation practices can be especially helpful during audits, inspections, and investigations, their utility doesn’t stop there. Documentation is a mandatory aspect of production at all levels to ensure that the products and processes of the facility remain up to standards. With quality assurance training from the Academy of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences, you will have the opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art laboratory that simulates working in a GMP environment. By practicing what you’ll be doing in your career down the line, you can.. READ MORE »

September 27, 2022

An Intro to Grow Room Sanitation for Pros in Cannabis Careers

Sanitized cannabis grow rooms are an integral aspect of any successful cannabis operation. With clean grow rooms, the quality and quantity of cannabis yield can be maximized, and growers can experience the reward of making the most of their crop. What’s more, safety hazards, diseases and invasive pests can all be prevented.  As the industry expands and cannabis becomes more widely legalized, it’s becoming increasingly important for cultivators to define and adhere to good sanitation practices, while ensuring that their operation aligns with provincial and federal regulations. Within a grow room, a healthy environment for cultivation can be created by.. READ MORE »

September 20, 2022

The Principles of HACCP: A Look for Those in a Food Safety Program

Completing the Food Technology, Safety and Quality Diploma Program at AAPS will provide you with your food safety certification while experiencing a comprehensive yet practical, hands-on approach to learning the ins and outs of the industry. Whether you are just beginning your career or looking to complement and upgrade your existing knowledge and skills, our integrated approach will give you the confidence to develop, implement, and maintain food safety programs that comply with recognized standards.  Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) is an internationally recognized food safety system focused on preventing, reducing, and eliminating biological, chemical, and physical hazards. It.. READ MORE »

September 13, 2022

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Creating a Clinical Development Plan After Clinical Research Training

A clear and well-documented clinical development plan (CDP) is the foundation of any good clinical study. In fact, it is a requirement for any pharmaceutical company that intends to develop and test a new drug. The CDP is a description of clinical trials that will be carried out on a drug to assess its safety and effectiveness. It covers everything from the reason for development to the features of the trial, timelines, costs, and other resources. Therefore, a good CDP must take into account regulations surrounding clinical trials, as well as good clinical practices.  If you’re getting started in the.. READ MORE »

September 6, 2022

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The Cannabis 360 Conference is Approaching! Why Those in Cannabis Careers Should Check it Out

The Cannabis 360 Conference is back for the second annual industry conference on September 29, 2022! The virtual conference is your chance to gain key insights on the biggest trends in the emerging markets of cannabis and psychedelics, both in Canada and abroad. With discussions on the key aspects of the cannabis industry, you’ll receive technical knowledge straight from industry leaders and regulatory specialists.  If you’re currently working in the cannabis industry or looking to start your career in the field, the Cannabis 360 Conference is a chance to learn more about the possibilities today. The aim is to deliver.. READ MORE »

August 30, 2022

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3 Questions About Generic Drugs Answered for Those Interested in Regulatory Affairs

Generic drugs, despite how they may appear, are not very different from brand-name medicines. That’s because they’re designed to replicate the same dosage form, strength, quality performance, and intended use. They also produce the same effects, since both drugs contain the same active ingredients.  Because they’re fundamentally alike, generic drugs can serve as an alternative version of the brand-name drug. The distinguishing feature comes from the different names. Typically, a brand-name drug is protected by a patent. When that patent expires, other manufacturers can reproduce the brand-name drug and sell a generic version of it.  Interested in pharmaceutical regulatory affairs?.. READ MORE »

August 23, 2022

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The Natural Health Product Approval Process Explained for Those in Regulatory Affairs

Across Canada, Natural Health Products (NHPs) are regulated to help protect consumers and provide safe and effective products to the public. The Canadian government worked closely with consumers, academics, healthcare practitioners, and industry stakeholders to come up with the standard guidelines that are in effect today. As a future regulatory affairs professional, it is important to understand these regulations as they apply to each company and product within the industry.  At AAPS, our Regulatory Affairs program helps students become familiar with regulatory systems, legislation, and practices that relate to the development, quality, and manufacture of pharmaceutical goods. With a course.. READ MORE »

August 16, 2022

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What You Need to Know About Food Plant Sanitation as a Food Safety Program Graduate

For anyone completing a food safety program, understanding at full length the time, resources, and procedures needed for food plant sanitation is essential. Proper sanitation, which is different from cleaning, helps prevent foodborne illness and helps protect the public. This prerequisite for food safety is something that cannot be compromised by cutting corners. At AAPS, students in our food safety program complete a course dedicated to food plant sanitation.  A comprehensive understanding of what is involved in food plant sanitation sets our students up for success no matter which direction they decide to take their careers. This integral component of.. READ MORE »

August 9, 2022

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Tips for Handling GCP and GVP Inspections for Clinical Research Graduates

Any drugs distributed on the Canadian market must remain safe and effective for public use. Pharmacovigilance inspections ensure that the establishments producing those drugs are following the correct regulatory requirements. This involves performing GCP and GVP inspections. GCP inspections happen during the clinical trial stage to ensure compliance, while GVP inspections happen in the post-approval stage to verify that establishments continue to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of their drugs.  As a professional working in clinical research, you should have a clear understanding of the goals, process and impact of these inspections. With this knowledge, you’ll be ready to handle.. READ MORE »

August 2, 2022

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Cannabis Careers Are in Demand! A Look at Growth in Canada’s Cannabis Industry

No longer a brand new market, the Cannabis industry in Canada is beginning to mature with each year and the need for cannabis in many forms continues to rise. While this growth can be contributed to increased demand, the need for excellence is equally as important. As new players enter the market, and as technology continues to advance, quality and creativity are skyrocketing in the Cannabis world. From teas and other drinks to gummies and pre-rolls, the strict regulations and compliance standards of the industry demand the highest quality products. The growth seen in the Canadian market has seen a.. READ MORE »

July 26, 2022

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