Good Laboratory Practice - and How it Affects You
5 August 2015

Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)-compliant testing in the laboratory can prevent pharmaceutical industry catastrophes, such as the thalidomide scandal in the 1970s, and 2012’s contaminated drugs meningitis outbreak in the USA.  This quality assurance system encompasses all organizational structures, and the sequence of analyses and tests for authorization of a medicinal product. GLP not only regulates the personnel, space and equipment-specific requirements, but also the responsibilities during and after testing. This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of GLP procedures.