What is GxP? Well, the answer depends, because GxP becomes very specific depending on which ‘x’ value we are talking about, and which industry. For example, the US FDA requires very specific GMP requirements that differ from those of the EU and other countries. Drugs approved or synthesized without US FDA certification cannot be legally sold in the US. Good manufacturing practices, along with good agricultural practices, good laboratory practices and good clinical practices are overseen by regulatory agencies in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Europe, China, India and other countries.
But GxP is not just for Life Sciences; it covers many heavily regulated industries, since at its core GxP is a general abbreviation for the “good practice” of quality guidelines and regulations. The “x” stands for the various fields. In Life Science, these include good manufacturing practice (GMP), good clinical practice (GCP) and good agricultural practice (GAP), to name a few.