Paul Moran

Dr. Paul Moran is the founder of Broughton Laboratories Ltd and Broughton Software Ltd who serves as their Chief Executive. As a chemistry graduate with a PhD in Biotechnology, Paul began his career at the US pharmaceutical manufacturer Johnson and Johnson. In his role as QC Laboratories Manager, Paul obtained Six Sigma Black Belt certification. Paul entered the world of contract QC testing in 2003 supporting the successful growth of a contract laboratory leading to its merger in 2005. Paul started his first venture in 2006, establishing Broughton Laboratories as one of the leading UK MHRA and US FDA GMP licensed contract laboratories with its own dedicated stability storage facility which opened in 2011. The spin-off company, Broughton Software, was established in 2012 to provide a LIMS solution for regulated QC Laboratories. LabHQ LIMS launched its 4th release in September 2015.
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Recent Posts

Celebrating the work of Sir Frederick Banting on World Diabetes Day – November 14th.


Hot topics at CPhI

The CPhI conference in Barcelona did not fail to deliver on hot industry topics and trends in global pharma. After meetings with clients, new contacts and industry thought leaders the Broughton team were well placed to gather commercial and technical opinions shaping the future direction, technologies, opportunities and threats in pharma.


PIC/S Data Integrity Draft Guidance Issued Last Week

Broughton Software received notice that a PIC/S Data Integrity Draft Guidance was released last week. Direct copy has been provided below, including a link to the draft guidance:


MHRA Creates Draft GxP Data Integrity Guidance

In breaking news today, the MHRA just released a new 14 page consultation document for data integrity. As quoted from the MHRA:


Problem solving and implementing change is never easy.

First let’s address implementing change. This could be considered a lifelong study. I’ll cover this succinctly before moving onto problem solving and the root cause analysis pocket guide providing a simple technique for both. If we get the problem solving bit right then implementing change becomes a whole lot easier.


Deadline for Revised EU-GMP Annex 16 to become effective is Friday 15th April 2016

The European Commission has published the final version of the revised EU-GMP Guideline Annex 16 "Certification by a Qualified Person and Batch Release". Deadline for coming into operation is 15th April 2016.


Invest in LIMS. Save Money. Generate Cash. Simple.

Decreased operational costs, increased capacity, and improved cash flow often follows the implementation of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Many laboratories have realised savings due to the installation or upgrading of a LIMS, an investment that pays off in the form of both hard and soft benefits. The hard benefits improve cash flow while the soft benefits, such as employee morale and customer satisfaction help reinforce them.


Data Integrity update following the MHRA industry consultative committee meeting for GMP and GDP

The minutes from the October 2015 MHRA industry consultative committee meeting for GMP & GDP are now available on


CPhI 2015 – What did we learn?

During an enjoyable, busy and informative CPhI show in Madrid, what did the team at Broughton Software learn?


QC Laboratory data integrity discussions at NHS Symposium

It was wonderful to see such a great turnout at the UK NHS Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Technical Services Symposium 2015.  The Symposium included several informative break-out sessions to discuss current key topics facing the industry.  Dr. Julian Smith (Viridian Pharma Ltd) and I had the opportunity to host one of the sessions to cover ICH analytical method validation and data integrity.