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Primary validation of the growth direct bioburden system and media

30 October 2020 | By , , , ,

This article presents statistics required to validate rapid microbial methods (RMMs) according to the requirements in the most recent version of European Pharmacopoeia (EP) 5.1.6. The validation methods for bioburden test application performed are also described.

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Science and risk-based specification setting for excipients

27 October 2020 | By , ,

Reducing unnecessary regulatory burden relating to excipients is important for any pharmaceutical manufacturer. In this article, Sunil Kumar Nataraj, Bastiaan Dickhoff and Kalyan Janjanam discuss a rational basis for controlling and specifying conflicting excipient attributes to avoid potentially tedious and complex regulatory processes.

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Approval of regulatory starting materials

27 October 2020 | By

There are significant interpretational differences between the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s guidance on active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) starting materials. In this article, Dave Elder explores the ambiguity in guidance from both agencies and addresses why industry struggles to identify and justify starting materials…