Calibration, a legal requirement for equipment used to measure temperatures of stored pharmaceutical products, is vitally important wherever confidence in measurement is essential. There is a tendency for results and accuracy of measurement equipment to ‘drift’ over time. Calibration of such equipment to a certificated standard enables users to have confidence in the results they record. If not familiar with the standards, frequency and processes involved, properly maintaining calibrated equipment can prove to be confusing, time consuming and expensive.
In an environment of escalating competition, tighter margins and growing costs associated with an expanding regulatory burden, maintaining high standards of pharmaceutical related practices and services pose a number of challenges.