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Site master file preparation: PIC/S explanatory notes for pharmaceutical manufacturers

6 June 2011

A Site Master File (SMF) is a document prepared by a manufacturer that provides specific, factual information about the production and control of manufacturing operations at a named site, as well as any closely integrated operations nearby buildings.

SMFs are internationally harmonised documents. This allows manufacturers to submit the same SMF to competent authorities in all countries for which they manufacture. Consequently, the TGA uses the PIC/S harmonised template for an SMF.

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PIC/S explanatory notes for pharmaceutical manufacturers on the preparation of a site master file (1 January 2011) (pdf,235kb)


  1. Document history
  2. Introduction
  3. Purpose
  4. Scope
  5. Content of site master file
  6. Revision history

Content last updated: Saturday, 1 January 2011

Content last reviewed: Monday, 29 April 2013

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