CMC Essentials: An Overview of CMC Development

30 September 2024 | 1 Week Live Online Course

Original price was: £1,195.00.Current price is: £795.00.

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Understand the core principles of CMC with this comprehensive introductory course

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Course Overview


CMC, Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls is the term used to describe all the aspects of making pharmaceutical, biologic or cell & gene products. CMC activities begin from product inception and evolve through pre-clinical, clinical and finally marketing approval. Many elements make up CMC with the goal of producing a safe product that is compliant with regulatory requirements.


This training course has been designed to provide a complete overview of CMC development from early stages through to clinical trials and marketing approval. You will review key areas such as technology, GMP, process development, quality controls, product lifecycle and analytics. Once completed, you will have a holistic understanding of core CMC activities. This will give you the confidence to progress in your career or interact with CMC technical departments.


The course is ideal for those working in CMC related departments, professionals looking to advance their career in CMC and those who regularly interact with CMC departments.


With the Educo Post Learning Implementation Plan (PLIP) you will have the framework to apply and implement the knowledge acquired in the training, supporting you in your development.

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Course Dates


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30 September 2024

1 Week Live Online Training
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Key Learning Objectives


  • Understand all the critical steps involved in manufacturing a therapeutic product.
  • Speak the language of CMC so you have the confidence to engage with subject matter experts in technical departments like QC, MSAT or operations.
  • Examine the specific CMC differences between small molecules, biologicals and cell & gene therapies.
  • Be aware of the regulatory requirements of drug approval that affects CMC development.
  • Understand the real-life implications of CMC development- from the nuances of specific products to the general principles of GMP and quality risk management.
  • Understand Module 3 of the Common Technical Document (CTD) and draft its sections for your project.
  • Examine the concept of quality and controls from analytical methods, in-process controls and validation, all the way to Quality by Design (QbD).
  • Know the CMC jargon which will help you work with suppliers and CDMOs.
  • Identify potential CMC gaps and pitfalls in your ongoing projects.

What is Included in a Live Online Course?


  • Direct access to an expert trainer
  • Interactive and engaging sessions with exercises and discussions
  • Bitesize learning
  • Access to the Educo Life Sciences Training Portal
  • Unlimited access to the recordings for 4 to 5 weeks after the last session
  • Reinforcement session delivered 4 to 5 week after the course (online) providing you with extra time with the trainer
  • A validated certificate of attendance available for you to download

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Post Learning Implementation Plan (PLIP)


  • Access to the Educo Training Portal
  • Submit your needs analysis and objectives for training by completing a simple online form

Action Plan

  • At the end of the training you will create an action plan to help you implement and develop your new skills and knowledge

Reinforcement Session

  • Delivered 3 to 4 weeks after the training
  • It is a 1 hour virtual session enabling the group to reinforce the key learnings from the training and cover and subsequent questions and challenges
Introductory Module 1
FREE to Attend | Live & Recorded

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3 September 2024 | 60 mins | 1:00 PM UK

Introduction to Drug Development and CMC

  • The Journey of Drug Development
  • The CMC Triangle
  • The Regulatory framework of CMC and Drug Development

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Session 1

30 September 2024 | 3.5 Hours | 1:00 PM UK

Module 2: Know Thy Product

  • The Quality Target Product Profile (QTPP)
  •  Product Modalities overview (Drugs, Biologicals, and different Drug Products)
  • Product Characterisation

Module 3: Manufacturing

  • Manufacturing sites and CMOs
  • CMC outsourcing 101
  • Good Manufacturing Practice 101
  • Overview of manufacturing technologies
  • Types of pharmaceutical products and their nuances:
    • Small molecules
    • Biologics
    • Cell therapies
Session 2

1 October 2024 | 3.5 Hours | 1:00 PM UK

Module 4: Manufacturing Process and Pharmaceutical Development

  • Process Development Milestones
  • From Lab to GMP- a typical workflow
  • Technical Aspects of Process Development
  • Raw materials and Starting Materials
  • Upstream process development
  • Downstream and DP Process Development
  • Comparability and Tech Transfers
  • Process Validation and QBD
  • Pharmaceutical Development and Product Lifecycle
Session 3

7 October 2024 | 3.5 Hours | 1:00 PM UK

Module 5: Controls

  • Controls (Overview)
  • Quality Controls (QC)
  • Analytical methods lifecycle and validation
  • Impurities and characterization

Module 6: When the Product Meets the World

  • Stability and shelf life
  • Packaging Labelling and Distribution
  • CMC operations and clinical supply
Session 4

8 October 2024 | 3.5 Hours | 1:00 PM UK

Module 7: Quality (Assurance, Design, and Risk Management)

  • The Pharmaceutical Quality System
  • Quality Risk Management
  • Risk evolution and Phase appropriate GMP

Module 8: The View From the Top of the Development Mountain

  • Course recap
  • Pharma 4.0 and the (near) future
  • Wrap up

Raz Eliav is the founder of Beyond CMC, on a mission to help startups in Drug Development leverage the existing knowledge, know-hows and Data Technologies in reducing development risks, with a focus on the Drug Quality and Manufacturing aspect, known as CMC.


Raz Eliav offers hands-on and strategic consulting in CMC Development, Operations and Regulatory Affairs, and training courses in those realms. He brings over 12 years of experience in all clinical development phases and diverse product modalities, mainly Biologicals and Advanced Therapies.

The course introduces you to all aspects of CMC development and is ideal for professionals new to their CMC related role. They will understand how their role contributes to the wider CMC development. It is also ideal for those professionals looking to progress in their CMC career. These include:

  • Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Quality Control (QC)
  • Regulatory Affairs (RA-CMC)
  • Analytical scientists
  • Technicians
  • Bioprocess scientists/engineers
  • Manufacturing operations and development


It is also ideal for professionals who interact with CMC departments on a regular basis such as:

  • Management
  • CMC programme managers
  • Project managers
  • Business development and sales
  • Non-CMC R&D
  • Medical experts
  • Computer and data scientists
Free First Module and Pricing
  • Module 1 is free to attend and is delivered online and is recorded.
  • To enrol onto module 1, please submit your details in the form.
  • Module 1 is recorded so if you are unable to attend, you can catch up ahead of the course start date.
  • There are price tiers for this course. The dates of these are at the located above the course overview.


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7 reviews for

CMC Essentials: An Overview of CMC Development

30 September 2024 | 1 Week Live Online Course

  1. Educo Life Sciences

    This is a new course – Reviews will be added after the first delivery!

  2. Saja Pharma

    Very informative and well organized course.

  3. SGS

    The course is well organized. The Trainer led us smoothly through all relevant topics, giving you a lot of important information. At each section underlying appropriate guidelines.

  4. APC (verified owner)


  5. The Health Products Regulatory Authority (Ireland)

    I gained a huge amount of knowledge and practical understating from this course. The tutor was truly excellent and the information was provided in a very clear and concise manner and in a way that was extremely relevant. I can directly apply the knowledge in my current role and also feel I have upskilled for future roles.

  6. Lonza

    I really liked the trainer, who was keeping everybody engaged.

  7. Prothya (verified owner)


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