Instrument Qualification

Data Integrity and Instrument Qualification

NMR is an established analytical method used by all pharmaceutical companies world-wide and a growing proportion of the instruments employed are operated in GLP and GMP environments. Applications range from raw material acceptance, through to product release to market. A comprehensive application note, co-authored with Almac, describing such applications is available. Adherence to the principles data integrity (DI) and instrument qualification is mandatory for such instrumentation and, in response to multiple customer requests Bruker offers a "GxP readiness kit". This approach, which has been well received by our customers, includes an integrated suite of qualification protocols, together with associated documents that are available to support IQ/OQ and also Computer System Validation (CSV). Additionally, software to support PQ is also available.

The GxP assistance kit: User Benefits

The kit saves time, as the integrated package reduces effort and time required to achieve compliance, with on-site support being provided by a fully qualified service engineer Minimal disruption to the operation of existing systems (typically <2 days)


The kit is available for all Bruker high resolution systems (all existing magnets) running Topspin 3.5pl7 and above The readiness kit is applicable to new and existing systems (e.g. to support requests arising from change control) IQ and OQ protocols are also available for minispec systems (TD-NMR)

Data Integrity

Regulatory agencies such as the FDA have a strong focus on the principles of data integrity and Bruker has incorporated multiple features into the latest versions of the software packages (TopSpin and iconNMR) that support compliant operations. Such features are continually being refined and extended. A white paper describing our approach is also available


Papers describing Bruker's general approach to instrument qualification is described in a white paper. A further white paper describes Performance Qualification (PQ) that suits the specific requirements of quantitative NMR

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GxP in Drug Development and Manufacturing

Appnote: NMR under GxP in Drug Development and Manufacturing