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2106, 2018

Development of Routine Extractables and Leachables Methods

June 21st, 2018|Blog|

Just as trace-level and impurity analysis require case-by-case adjustments to methodology, extractables and leachables methods, in their current state, are not universal.

In the case of pharmaceuticals, for instance, each dosage form, container closure system (CCS), and drug delivery system(DD) exhibit their own unique composition, some of which are at the […]

1906, 2018

Advantages of Chip Resistance Testing for Coatings

June 19th, 2018|Blog|

Even when top quality ingredients are used to create coatings, such as paints, finishes, and protective coatings, there is still a risk of receiving customer complaints from product failure. One such complaint is a product failure from chipping which inhibits the product from performing the intended function.

Instruments such as a […]

305, 2018

Impurities Testing in Pharmaceutical Products

May 3rd, 2018|Blog|

Impurities testing for pharmaceuticals is a necessary step in creating a quality product for the market. If your company’s drug is produced with raw materials and APIs from a third-party company, an impurity testing laboratory can verify that ingredients meet quality standards and are in the correct measurements. Do not […]

2903, 2018

What’s Contaminating Your Pharmaceutical Products?

March 29th, 2018|Blog|

You believe your pharmaceutical facility is taking every precaution to prevent contamination, but then you discover that there are unidentified spots on a batch of tablets or particles floating in a liquid medication. What’s going on? That question may be difficult or even impossible to answer just from looking at […]

2203, 2018

Why Should You Outsource Your Stability Testing?

March 22nd, 2018|Blog|

Stability testing is an essential part of clinical trials, whether you plan to market your product in the U.S. or abroad. Unfortunately, because stability testing involves studying how a product changes over a long period, it’s inherently time-consuming and can monopolize valuable in-house resources. For many manufacturers, the logical solution […]

1503, 2018

Medical Device Safety The Importance of Extractables & Leachables Testing

March 15th, 2018|Blog|

Medical devices, whether they’re as simple as disposable examination gloves or as complex as pacemakers, must be proven to be biocompatible before they can go to market. Biocompatibility testing is especially important for devices that are designed to deliver a drug or come into contact with human tissue. Healthcare professionals […]

803, 2018

Why Pharma Companies Must Invest in Method Development & Validation

March 8th, 2018|Blog|

Method development is a key element of pharmaceutical development, and it can’t be overlooked when starting the process of creating a new drug. While it’s often considered routine, it’s integral to maintaining cost efficiency. With the right method development and validation guidelines in place, your company can optimize resources and […]

2712, 2017

How Alkalinity Affects Household Cleaners

December 27th, 2017|Blog|

We use household cleaners, including multi-surface and glass cleaners, to mop up such a huge variety of messes that the ingredients in each bottle have to be capable of breaking down all kinds of materials. But those ingredients also have to be limited in their capacity to cause damage to […]

1412, 2017

How Failure Testing Affects Packaging

December 14th, 2017|Blog|

Product packaging is an essential part of your marketing and sales efforts. Once you’ve developed your product, whether it’s food and beverage, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, or even a medical device—attractive packaging can go the final mile towards convincing consumers to purchase it. Your company’s packaging can make or break a sale, […]

1212, 2017

Pharmaceutical Reverse Engineering: How Does It Work?

December 12th, 2017|Blog|

Pharmaceutical deformulation, the reverse engineering of a product’s formulation, is a necessary process to create generic drugs. Even before patent expiration, skilled chemists must perform a detailed analysis to identify, quantify, and characterize the original formula’s active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and its excipients, whether it’s a drug or supplement.

Successful generics […]