Stay informed about the recent FDA and WHO guidance on testing High-Risk Drug for DEG and EG (diethylene glycol).
Quality control (QC) testing plays a critical role in ensuring the safety and efficacy of drugs in the pharmaceutical industry. Read more.
Outsourcing QC testing in the pharmaceutical industry offers both benefits and challenges. Learn how to effectively select and work with third-party testing partners.
In recent years, there have been several important developments in analytical testing technologies that can significantly improve the efficiency and accuracy of QC testing. Discover them here!
Struggling with the validation of Quality Control (QC) methods for your medicinal products? Discover 6 reasons why outsourcing ICH QC method validation can benefit your company.
The importance of high-quality gas distribution networks for critical process gases, even in the early development phase
The quality of process gases and gas distribution networks is becoming increasingly important for biotech pharmaceutical processes and ATMP sites. In this blog, we highlight the importance of a qualified process gas and distribution network, even at an early stage of development.
On August 21, 2022, the new GMP Annex 21 will enter into force. This Annex contains the GMP requirements for MIA holders when importing medicinal products from outside the EU/EEA. Learn more here.
Compressed air and other proces gases are used in a lot of different steps during pharmaceutical manufacturing. Some examples are the use of compressed air in direct contact with products to clean, aerate, or move them through the processes or the using process gases in fluid pumps that take products through the production and filling processes. Compressed gases, such as nitrogen or argon, can also be used for blanketing or to spray or coat a product. The risks associated with the use of these gases, depend on the amount and type of product contact and based on this risk assessment, a suitable monitoring plan should be in place.
ICH Q3D has been adopted worldwide since 2018 and applies now for all existing and new drug products. Existing wet chemical and colorimetric heavy metal quantification tests, such as Ph. Eur. Heavy metals chapter 2.4.8 and USP<231>, have been replaced with methods that use modern instruments to quantify specific elements in drug products and ingredients. While the existing wet chemistry methods have been in effect for nearly 100 years, they are non-specific and frequently fail to detect or underestimate the presence of some toxic elements that are potentially present in pharmaceutical ingredients.