Pharmaceuticals

USP Standards

The U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) is a nonprofit organization aimed at helping to improve human health worldwide through the creation of standards that ensure the “quality, safety, and benefit of medicines […]

Pharmaceuticals

Antibiotics in Food – 3rd Annual Report Released

In the third annual “Chain Reaction” report, the most popular U.S. fast food chains are graded on their use of antibiotics in food, specifically meat,  as well as their policies […]

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21st Century Cures Act

The FDA is continually working to improve patient outcomes by including patients as well as their comfort and safety in the development of new drugs, biologics, and medical devices. A […]

Pharmaceuticals

What are GLP Regulations?

GLP regulations (Good Laboratory Practices), are a series of guidelines set forth to maintain quality and honesty of research laboratories. This ensures consistency, quality and integrity of non-clinical safety tests. […]

Pharmaceuticals

$15 million Awarded by NIH for 3-D Tissue Development

According to the NIH, during clinical trials more than 60 percent of investigational drugs fail, even if they showed promising results in pre-clinical studies on cell and animal research. In […]

Pharmaceuticals

Container Closure Integrity Testing (CCIT)

Last week, Contract Laboratory received a request from a company needing container closure integrity testing (CCIT) of an injectable drug product. Integrity testing of the containers of pharmaceutical products is […]

Anti-fungal Testing against Candida
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Antifungal Efficacy Testing against Candida

Today, we received a request from a hand sanitizer company for a laboratory to perform an anti-fungal efficacy study against Candida. So, what is Candida? Candida is a type of […]

Pharmaceutical Particle Size Analysis
Pharmaceuticals

The Importance of Pharmaceutical Particle Size Analysis

Particle size analysis, also known as micromeritics, is a commonly used technique in the pharmaceutical industry. Particle size is one of the most important factors that contributes to the efficacy […]

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Biological Purity | Potency Assays

Biological purity and potency assays are procedures used by laboratories studying medicine, pharmacology, or other biological process, to assess or measure the presence of a substance, referred to as an […]

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Compounding Pharmacies | USP 797

Compounding pharmacies are pharmacies that create personalized medications by mixing ingredients based on a doctor’s prescription in an effort to meet a persons needs. Though compounding pharmacies lost popularity in […]