CPL Completes Successful Virtual Health Canada Audit

By Tim Wright, Editor, Contract Pharma | 06.03.21

The CDMO created a virtual tour of its facilities in response to the pandemic.

Contract Pharmaceuticals Limited Canada (CPL), a Health Canada and U.S. FDA inspected manufacturer of liquid and semi-solid prescription and regulated OTC products, has successfully completed a virtual cGMP audit of its manufacturing facility by Health Canada.
In response to the global pandemic, CPL created a 360° virtual tour that “walks” customers and regulators through its facilities and allows them to follow material flow from raw materials through to the finished product. CPL’s virtual capabilities also allow it to share documents electronically with auditors in almost real-time and convene virtual Q&A sessions with any necessary staff.
The successful seven-day cGMP audit by Health Canada closed out with comments complementing the CPL team on the smooth and efficient process. CPL has hosted several clients for multiple-day technical and quality audits of their facilities with similar positive remarks. 
“CPL is one of the leading contract development and manufacturing companies in North America, a position we’ve earned by working hard to see the world as our customers do,” said Ken Paige, CEO of CPL. “We find ways to get the job done in support of both our customers and the patients they serve and as our regulatory audit history attests, quality underpins all that we do.
“Our creation of a virtual facility tour and transition to a virtual audit model is another example of how CPL has adapted for success through the pandemic. We are thankful that we have been able to meet our commitments to our employees by keeping them safe and to our customers by ensuring the uninterrupted delivery of product and services.”