The World’s First Virtual Reality Educational Platform for Sterile Manufacturing Launches
Quality Executive Partners, Inc. (QxP) is honored to recognize the United Kingdom’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for their support during development of Virtuosi, an on-demand educational platform that leverages the power of virtual reality (VR).
A team of five senior steriles experts from MHRA’s GMP Inspectorate participated as our primary beta partner in the pilot program, providing review of selected educational lecture content and VR experiences, simulating daily operations within controlled manufacturing and microbiology laboratory settings. Beyond a technical review, these valuable insights reinforced the proper foundational science used to educate users on the “why” behind the controls expected to be present during GMP inspections of sterile manufacturing facilities.
“We are so pleased to have the benefit of MHRA’s review and perspectives within our Virtuosi Sterile Manufacturing and Microbiology series,” said Crystal Mersh, CEO of QxP. “The MHRA team has been a key regulatory supporter during our journey in developing this commercial VR educational technology. In fact, MHRA received our first deployed VR workstation, which in January 2020 is being upgraded to the full commercial release, providing an innovative source of internal training for the MHRA GMP Inspectorate.”
The regulatory perspective for all 31 educational episodes and 18 VR interactive experiences is further supported with a 100% independent review, performed by Mr. Bob Coleman, a former FDA national expert for sterile manufacturing facilities. “We are excited to see Virtuosi’s commercial launch and the significant impact it will have on day-to-day operations and business performance,” added Mersh.