Hamilton Bonaduz recently released the next generation of its Arc Air sensor management software, adding features that further streamline processes for biopharmaceutical companies looking for more robust GMP compliance.
First launched in 2016, the software allows technicians to manage and monitor process sensors across a production plant. Instead of a manual process that required at-line calibration and printed documentation, Arc Air enables a process where pH, ORP, dissolved oxygen and conductivity sensors are calibrated in a controlled lab setting and then deployed to the production environment, states the firm. These sensors can then be monitored remotely via a smartphone, a tablet or directly on a PCS/Computer.
This latest release adds a handful of features that will help companies increase their GMP capabilities:
• Sensor calibration and validation reports can be electronically signed, allowing for a completely paperless workflow. This adds to the existing functionality where process technicians can calibrate, document, and review all sensor history from a digital interface and quickly produce GMP compatible documentation.
• In addition to automated reporting and centralised data storage, all activities from Windows, Android and iOs devices are now logged in an audit trail. This enables full traceability of user actions, allowing for compliance with international GMP regulatory guidance.
• Users can be assigned to user groups and roles with pre-defined access rights, in compliance with individual internal user rules. Customised user roles can be created according to customer needs, too.
• Finally, the Arc Air IQ/OQ service in combination with the regulatory compliance documentation updates now supports faster on premise validation.
Each of these new features adds to the already robust feature set which boasts of responsive design, barcode/ QR code scanning of calibration buffers and the step-by-step instructions for calibration and verification, adds the company.
All features are included in the advanced version, and ready for compliance with the requirements of GMP guidance such as FDA CFR 21 Part 11 and Eudra Lex Volume 4 Annex 11.
All mobile versions of Arc Air can be downloaded from Apple’s App Store, Google’s Play Store and the Amazon App store. The desktop version of the software is available at www.hamiltoncompany.com/arcair.