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US FDA finds zero 483 observations and grants NAI to Centaur Pharmaceutical’s Finished Dosage facility in Pune

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In addition to US FDA accreditation, the said facility also conforms to MHRA (UK), TGA (Australia), Health Canada, MCC (South Africa) and WHO-GMP standards

Mumbai based Centaur Pharma’s finished dosage facility in Pune was audited by the US FDA in May 2019 and the audit was concluded with NIL 483 observations, according to a press release issued by the company. The company received No Action Indicated (NAI) compliance status with zero 483 observations from the US FDA which signifies compliance and conformance to applicable cGMP regulations

SD Sawant, Managing Director, Centaur Pharmaceuticals said, “The NAI is a significant development not only for Centaur but also for the Indian pharmaceutical industry, considering the increasing global regulatory headwinds in the last few years.” In addition to US FDA accreditation, the said facility also conforms to MHRA (UK), TGA (Australia), Health Canada, MCC (South Africa) and WHO-GMP standards.

If the investigating officer observes conditions which, in his or her judgment, are violations of the Food Drug and Cosmetic (FD and C) Act or related acts, then he or she may issue the concerned firm an FDA Form 483. On the other hand, an inspection results in a NAI inspection classification when the inspection either reveals no objectionable conditions or that the significance of the documented objections does not warrant further action. This classification signifies the compliance status of the concerned establishment at the time of inspection, based on the recorded observations.

“The conclusions of the inspection are reported as No Action Indicated (NAI) which is vindication of Centaur’s efforts over the past 40 years in ensuring quality and maintaining international standards across the pharmaceutical value chain in API, formulations, clinical research and contract manufacturing” says Dr Jayashing Sawant, President, Technical, Centaur Pharmaceuticals.

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