Breaking Down The Differences Between Quality Assurance and Quality Control
When managing Quality in life science organizations, there are two different yet equally important components in a quality system — Quality Assurance and Quality Control. Both factors help ensure products and services meet consumer expectations. However, Quality Assurance and Quality Control should not be used interchangeably.
From change control to final product inspections, Quality Assurance and Quality Control each have unique implementation processes. Still, many do not recognize the key distinctions between these two critical functions in life science organizations.
So, what are the fundamental differences between Quality Assurance and Quality Control, and how many distinct roles does each function serve?
Fully understanding the breadth of individual differences between Quality Assurance and Quality Control is key to managing Quality. MasterControl's June article, Quality Assurance and Quality Control: What's the Difference When it Comes to Managing Quality?, clarifies some of the central distinctions between Quality Assurance and Quality Control to better understand how to utilize the benefits of each component. Click here to read the full article by James Jardin, Staff Writer at MasterControl.
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