Contact - March 2018

By Gill Power


Articles include:

  • EU GMP Annex 1 Revision joint PHSS and PQG conference overview
  • Top marks for Cherwell's Redipor prepared media products
  • Did you know?  Cherwell Laboratories are supporting a number of conference and training events in 2018

Welcome to the March 2018 issue of our eNewsletter – keeping you updated on news and events at Cherwell Laboratories. We hope you enjoy this issue; if you have any questions, please do contact us.

EU GMP Annex 1 Revision joint PHSS and PQG conference overview


As you may know from our previous newsletter, Cherwell Laboratories attended a joint conference of focus groups from PHSS and PQG with the MHRA, held on the 12th March.

The conference was organised for members to question one of the authors of the annex 1 revision, and to openly discuss the annex 1 along with the response that PHSS and PQG will be sending to the EMA.

If you were unable to attend the event, our Microbiology Product Specialist, Andrew Ramage, has written on overview of the event.  Andrew’s write up includes a review of:

  • The presentation given by Andrew Hopkins of the MHRA who is Head of EU GMP Annex 1 EMA/PICS/WHO revision working group
  • The summary of comments that the PHSS received from industry feedback, presented by Ian Symonds from GSK
  • Points discussed and concerns raised during the meeting

Andrew has also touched on the response sent to the EMA by the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA).

Top marks for Cherwell’s Redipor prepared media products


We are delighted to announce that a recent customer satisfaction survey has affirmed that the vast majority would recommend Cherwell and our Redipor® microbiological media products to a colleague. Value for money, excellent customer service and product quality were all key factors contributing to the very positive outcome of this survey.

Customer comments as to ‘Why Cherwell?’ included: ”The excellent service; great pricing; exceeding expectations with delivery times; helping us out in a crisis; flexibility by preparing bespoke media; pragmatic advice; and realistic timeframes. What more could anyone want?” Find out more in our latest news release.

Did you know?


Cherwell Laboratories are supporting a number of conference and training events in 2018.

These events help us to keep up to date with the changing requirements of pharmaceutical regulation, such as the long-awaited revision to EU GMP Annex 1. They also provide the ideal opportunity to discuss the individual challenges delegates face and to advise them on the most suitable solutions we can provide for their specific requirements.



The details of 2018 events we are scheduled to attend so far, including PDA, PHSS, NHS TSET and the Cleanroom Technology Conference, can be found here.

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