Addressing Troublesome Design Protocols

Addressing Troublesome Design Protocols

What should you do if you are having trouble executing your design protocols? 

Listen to this highlight from RCA Radio where Walter Mason explains what needs to be done if you have troubles executing your design protocols even after training.



Listen to the entire episode where we take an in-depth look at protocols for biologics and their importance. RCA Radio Episode 13.


What can you do?

  • Go to the developer and let them know that it is not working for you
  • Talk through the design protocols in general
  • Procede step-by-step through the design protocols process
  • Look back at the FDA guidance documents
  • Get feedback on your design protocols
  • Implement changes in your training or to the protocol itself


About RCA’s Biotech Consulting Services


Regulatory Compliance Associates® can assist you in ensuring the quality of your biologics or biosimilar product during its entire lifecycle. From pre-market to post-market reviews, inspection, and compliance, our Biotech consulting experts can shepherd your biologics through design, labeling, promotion, production, and testing. Our Biologics consultants & consulting services include:


Regulatory Affairs


Regulatory affairs is Regulatory Compliance Associates®  backbone and we fully understand the complexities of the biologics industry. Our biotech consulting expertise spans all facets and levels of Regulatory Affairs, from early phase & bioanalytical sciences through late phase and post approval.


  • Preclinical & CMC Consulting
    • FDA Meetings & Briefing Package Assistance
    • Clinical Trial Applications
    • Marketing Applications
    • Medical Writing
  • Lifecycle Management
    • Combination Products
  • Submission Planning & Strategic Support
    • eCTD Publishing & Submissions
  • Strategic Consulting & Intelligence
    • Risk Management Plan
  • US Agent
  • Project Management Support
    • Data Integrity
  • Clinical Development Support
    • Clinical Research Organization (CRO) Sourcing
  • Analytical Development Support
    • Bioassay Design & Validation
    • Immunoassay Support
    • Statistical Analysis & Specification Setting


Compliance Assurance


Increasingly, life science companies are feeling the pressure of greater scrutiny by regulators, and responding by developing sustainable compliance strategies. Whether it’s biologics consultants preparing for an audit, developing a response to an FDA finding, or remediation to an adverse event, Regulatory Compliance Associates® biotech consulting global team can help.


  • Assessments
    • Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP)
    • Corrective & Preventive Action (CAPA), Investigations & Deviations
    • Facility & Maintenance 
    • Data Integrity
    • Quality System Gap Assessment
    • Quality Metrics
  • Audits
    • Supplier Audits
    • CRO Audits
    • cGMP Compliance Audits: Manufacturing, Pilot Plant, Laboratory
    • cGLP Audits
    • Good Clinical Practices
  • Preparation, Training & Inspection Readiness
    • cGMP Fundamentals (Annual Training Required by Regulations)
    • Quality System Regulation
    • Risk Management
    • Investigations, Deviations & CAPA & Root Cause Analysis
    • Validation & Technology Transfer
    • Purchasing Controls & Supplier Management
    • Document Management & Change Control
    • Audit Readiness
    • Quality Culture & Management Responsibility
    • Data Integrity & Good Documentation Practices (GDP) Centered on How the Data is Recorded, How to Correct an Error, and How to Document the Reason(s) for the Error


Quality Assurance


Regulatory Compliance Associates® Quality consulting services include assessments, strategy, implementations, staff augmentations, and identification of quality metrics. Our biologics consultants goal is to ensure continuous improvement, aligning with your business needs and goals. Our biotech consulting subject matter experts have experience spanning major corporations and start-ups.


We know firsthand how to achieve, maintain, and improve quality, and we excel in transferring this knowledge to your organization.


  • Quality Management System Implementation
  • SOP Development
  • Document Control Systems
  • Change Control
  • Laboratory Operations & Control


Remediation Services


Regulatory Compliance Associates® is widely recognized within the life science industry and global regulatory agencies for its ability to help companies successfully resolve complex regulatory services regulatory challenges. With a proven track record of success, Regulatory Compliance Associates® biologics consultants have significant experience with the development of responses to 483 Observations, Warning Letters, Untitled Letters and Consent Decrees.


  • Regulatory Action
    • 483 Response & Remediation
    • Warning Letter Response & Remediation
    • Consent Decree Response & Remediation
    • Oversight Services
  • Consulting
    • Comprehensive Audits
    • Remediation Plan Development & Implementation
  • Manufacturing Support
    • Re-validation of Existing Equipment & Processes
    • Remediation of System Deficiencies Related to, Manufacturing Process, Equipment, or Facility 
    • Facility Improvements (Aging Facilities) 


Strategic Consulting


Whether it’s a corporate needs analysis, corporate growth / transformation strategy or due diligence / acquisition, Regulatory Compliance Associates®  worldwide biotech consulting experience can help ensure a successful mix of top-notch advice and people so your engagement is on time, on budget, and you’re never embroiled in a costly mistake.


  • Portfolio Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions / Due Diligence
  • Staffing Support




At Regulatory Compliance Associates, we recognize that biostatistics continues to change life science consulting one project at a time. Our biostatistics consultant Experts can help with both your internal or external clinical study and medical research needs.


RCA biostatisticians will create a custom scope of work based on the applicable statistical tests and predictive techniques that increase regulatory compliance. In fact, our statistical consulting team approach to clinical study design and clinical research provides Regulatory Compliance Associates clients a true competitive advantage during product development and commercialization. 


Our biostatistics consulting services include:


  • Clinical research
  • Medical research
  • Epidemiological research
  • Disease occurrence research
  • Disorder prevalence research
  • Data safety monitoring
  • Adverse event research


Regulatory Compliance Associates healthcare consulting Experts can provide quantitative analysis that propels your commercialization projects faster and more accurately. Our statistical consulting Experts can provide deep insights into the regulatory compliance process of what can help you with your regulatory submission.


Biostatistics is more than just getting your white paper published – it’s about saving lives and getting the right products to market. RCA’s epidemiological consulting team will provide a custom scope of work based on your clinical research studies. For over 20 years we’ve partnered with clinicians, PhD’s, MD’s, and epidemiologists to increase the success of their initiatives, including clients from:


  • Hospitals and healthcare systems
  • Government agencies and departments
  • Academic and university research programs
  • Life science manufacturers and organizations
  • Private equity and venture capital


Regulatory Compliance Associates biostatistics consulting team provides a diverse set of healthcare consulting services during the clinical research trials process, including:


  • Biostatistics
    • Clinical trials
      • Phase 1 clinical trial
      • Phase 2 clinical trial
      • Phase 3 clinical trial
      • Phase 4 clinical trial
    • Medical trials
      • Clinical trial oversight
        • World wide clinical trials
        • Decentralized clinical trial
        • Randomized clinical trial
        • Clinical test oversight
        • Pragmatic trial
        • Open label studies

About Regulatory Compliance Associates


design protocolRegulatory Compliance Associates (RCA) provides biologics consulting & biotech consulting to the following industries for resolution of life science challenges:



We understand the complexities of running a life science business and possess areas of expertise that include every facet of R&D, operations, regulatory affairs, quality, and manufacturing. We are used to working on the front lines and thriving in the scrutiny of FDA, Health Canada, MHRA and globally-regulated companies.


As your partners, we can negotiate the potential minefield of regulatory compliance and regulatory due diligence with insight, hindsight, and the clear advantage of our unique expertise and experience.


  • Founded in 2000
  • Headquartered in Wisconsin (USA)
  • Expertise backed by over 500 industry subject matter experts
  • Acquired by Sotera Health in 2021


About Sotera Health


The name Sotera Health was inspired by Soteria, the Greek goddess of safety, and reflects the Company’s unwavering commitment to its mission, Safeguarding Global Health®.


Sotera Health Company, along with its three best-in-class businesses – Sterigenics®Nordion® and Nelson Labs®, is a leading global provider of mission-critical end-to-end sterilization solutions and lab testing and advisory services for the healthcare industry. With a combined tenure across our businesses of nearly 200 years and our industry-recognized scientific and technological expertise, we help to ensure the safety of over 190 million patients and healthcare practitioners around the world every year.


We are a trusted partner to more than 5,800 customers in over 50 countries, including 40 of the top 50 medical device companies and 8 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies.



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