Validation or Qualification – What’s the difference?


For those studying, manufacturing, or experimenting with delicate pharmaceuticals and biological samples, the importance of sample storage and accurate temperature monitoring is well known. From a qualification and validation perspective, the equipment and processes used for shipping, storing (whether refrigerated storage or ultra-cold storage), and other services must comply with the products’ requirements throughout the chain of custody. The terms “validation” and “qualification” are used interchangeably and loosely at times.

Download this eBook to learn the true difference between the two, and why they are both important components in managing valuable biological material.