GxP Audit Services

Ensuring compliance with GxP, ISO, and FDA regulations is crucial. Freyr offers comprehensive vendor evaluation, audit, and closure services, along with mock audits and targeted assessments.

GxP Audit Services - Overview

When it comes to pharma/biotech/cosmetics/medical devices industries, quality can be defined by strong GxPs intended to be implemented and followed throughout the lifecycle. Pharmaceutical organizations find vendor evaluation (verifying compliance of multiple vendors to select the best vendor) and vendor audit (verifying compliance levels of existing vendors as part of a continual improvement process) challenging. To implement vendor evaluation and vendor GxP audit process, time-critical and ever-evolving GxP compliance requirements of manufacturing (GMP), distribution (GDP), clinical trials (GCP), laboratory (GLP (BA-BE, Clinical)), and process automation (GAMP) must be adhered to. In such scenarios, Freyr can meticulously work with clients in vendor GxP audit evaluation and vendor auditing processes.

As part of vendor evaluation, Freyr can provide GxP compliance consulting and verify the compliance levels of multiple vendors to submit the GxP audit reports to the clients. Subsequently, clients can decide on the selection of vendors upon Freyr’s advice.

As part of the vendor audit program, Freyr can perform GxP audit services on behalf of clients and manage vendor audits per the client’s calendar and requirements.

Vendor Evaluation

Vendor Audit

Mock Audit

Target Audit

Regulatory Audit Findings Closure

  • Audit and Closure
  • Evaluation of multiple potential vendors for Third-Party service or product
  • Perform Audit
    Audit report
    Follow up till closure
  • Audit readiness mentoring


  • Auditing an area/ process, which is troublesome for the customer
  • Designing CAPA with RCA for a Regulatory Audit/Customer Audit finding
  • Evaluating the efficiency of CAPA
GMP, GCP, GLP (BA-BE, Clinical), GAMP, Data Centre for US (USFDA), EU, and Emerging Markets

Freyr’s GxP Audit Services

GxP Audit Services

Vendor Evaluation

Your compliance status is as good as your defined and established processes. The system and procedures you follow to develop a drug/cosmetic/device should be aligned with established Regulatory standards and GxP guidelines. While a Regulatory authority decides upon certain good practices to be followed, the onus lies on the organization that is involved in manufacturing, and vendors should set a procedural benchmarking to be aligned with applicable GxP regulations. We, at Freyr, notice a rise in the number of procedural standards related to non-compliance issues, which suggests a potential gap in established quality management systems.

To enable organizations to align with Regulatory agencies right from the first step, Freyr provides exclusive and comprehensive GxP audit services, which include the provision of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), employee training on SOPs and best practices, and effective implementation of quality management systems and best practices with end-to-end GxP audit services. Freyr can also help in vendor evaluation to select the best vendors as part of Regulatory and GxP compliance consulting.


  • Periodic GxP compliance audits with audit reports and recommendations of closure
  • Preparation of audit metrics to be presented to the management

Audit, Report, and Closure

Processes are established, SOPs defined, and resources are trained. With many questions surrounding your established systems’ capability to be compliant, it is imperative to adopt and implement vendor audit services that span across not only reporting and recommending necessary procedures but also include follow-up assistance for accurate and timely closure. We also organize GMP auditing services, vendor capability assessment, and audit-trial adequacy assessment in line with current requirements.

Being updated with the GxP audit and compliance requirements, Freyr enables organizations to be audit-ready anytime. we offer need-based models for GxP audit services to ensure the established processes are rightly aligned with industry standards.

Audit and Report

  • GMP supplier audits
  • Vendor performance assessmentCompliance audit performance
  • Gap analysis checklist
  • Compliance audit report submission
  • Compliance assessment

Audit and Closure

  • Compliance audit performance
  • Compliance audit report preparation/submission
  • Recommendations on closures
  • Problem resolution
  • Follow-up audit performance

Vendor Audit

In today’s business world, there are several instances in which organizations maintain third-party relationships to proceed with business requirements or challenges. Those could be with a supplier, distributor, or service provider situated away from the manufacturer. In such scenarios, vendor compliance audits of third-party manufacturing processes or facilities for environmental/operational/quality/GxP risk assessment could be expensive and time-consuming for organizations. Though these might have been done during the onboarding process, there should be continuous monitoring which requires ample time and investment from the organization.

With expertise in the regional audit and GxP validation process, Freyr takes up vendor management audit programs in the pharmaceutical industry in such scenarios. We assist clients in performing vendor compliance audits to decide whether the third-party entity is fit for business. Our team takes care of vendor management audit program and submission of audit reports, findings closures, and follow-ups if required.

Mock Audit

Audit-readiness Mentoring

The concerning factor that any pharma/cosmetic/medical device company could think of is sudden audit notifications from Health Authorities (HAs). Not being prepared for an audit can be a challenge for organizations even when processes are established, and SOPs are defined on par with global standards. In such scenarios, the first thing companies should think about is whether their internal resources are equipped enough to face HA audits.With knowledge of HA requirements and audit & validation industry trends, Freyr’s expert compliance team is well-positioned to understand your set procedures and mentor your internal systems to be audit-prepared even at the brink of a notification. We enable organizations to perform mock audits to address HA auditors.

  • Enabling mock audits
  • End-to-end audit-readiness mentoring program

Target Audit

Need-based audit models

There is no point in GxP compliance auditing the entire facility for a function-specific auditing notification. With clinical research programs and manufacturing activities spread across distinct functions, performing audits for every function proves costly, affecting the organization’s budgets. In such scenarios, targeting a specific process/area for a comprehensive audit is advisable.

Based on the client’s requirements in an audit report, findings closure, or follow-up, Freyr’s dedicated team chooses a specific function or department to perform comprehensive audits instead of the entire organization. Here, the scope is limited to a specific function/area to stabilize the processes.

  • Function/Area/Process-specific GxP compliance auditing
  • Audit Report
  • Findings Closure
  • Follow-up

Regulatory Audit Findings Closure

With all the processes set, SOPs and training defined, and internal audits also done, what if an auditor identifies findings at your facility and sets a timeframe to revert with corrective actions? In such scenarios, the first thing organizations should introspect is their expertise to go ahead with corrective actions and document it for timely closures concerning the Regulatory audit report of findings.

Freyr, with a cumulative thirty (30) + years of experience in time-critical GxP audit and validation services, assists organizations with perfect closures right the first time. We derive a Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) plan with perfect Root Cause Analysis (RCA) and evaluate the efficiency of CAPA.

  • Design CAPA Plan
  • Conduct RCA
  • Evaluate the efficiency of CAPA
  • Ability to manage multi-site projects in a single audit plan/one iteration
  • Auditor skills (Subject Matter Expertise)
  • Scope of the audit that covers around 20 process areas
  • Ability to give the audit report - “Factual” as well as “Findings"

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