A team of American scientists report on some recent developments in the realm of pharmaceutical stress testing, or forced degradation, practices relating to solid dosage forms, bringing some valuable clarity for drug developers.
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Dr Kiren Baines, Analytics Lead at eXmoor Pharma, details some of the critical steps when validating an assay or analytical method, including key considerations for developing an experimental plan aligned with ICH guidelines.
The valsartan nitrosamine contamination issue was probably the most significant quality issue to hit the pharmaceutical industry in a decade. Here, Dave Elder outlines how agencies and manufacturers are dealing with the problem and indicates the knowledge gaps that might be concealing future complications.
Here, Dave Elder discusses the determination of less than lifetime (LTL) limits for highly potent N-nitrosamine compounds and how to ensure safety in dosing.
Glycosylation of therapeutic proteins is important to biologic drug development and is a critical quality attribute that is monitored during manufacturing. Analysis of O-glycans is technically challenging compared to that of N-glycans. In this review, Xiaofeng Shi, Saulius Vainauskas and Christopher H Taron summarise current O-glycan analytical approaches, describe the…
12 April 2021 | By Charles River Laboratories
Watch this on-demand webinar with Jordi Iglesias to learn how you can improve the data integrity of your microbiological QC assays.
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.
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…
Within this issue is an analysis of the impacts that low temperature can have on protein aggregation, a discussion on maintaining the safety and quality of medicines when delivered using drones and an exploration of chromatographic techniques used to identify impurities in radiopharmaceuticals. Other articles focus on regulatory non-compliance, excipients…
In this supplement: Real-time PCR detection of Staphylococcus aureus in pharmaceutical products contaminated with mixed bacterial cultures, and an ICH Q3C(R5) elemental impurities update.
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A thorough understanding and control of extractables and leachables in liquid and semi-solid products has long been a regulatory requirement.1,2 Regulatory guidelines require that product contact surfaces are “not reactive, additive or absorptive”.3