USP Expands Assist for Controlling Impurities in Medicines

USP Expands Assist for Controlling Impurities in Medicines

New Portfolio of Pharmaceutical Analytical Impurities Helps Drug R&D and Technique Improvement

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) has launched a brand new portfolio of impurities supplies to assist pharmaceutical producers efforts to speed up and strengthen analytical R&D and course of growth. USP Pharmaceutical Analytical Impurities (PAIs) assist impurity evaluation and profiling necessities throughout drug growth and all through the product lifecycle.

Adjustments within the pharmaceutical trade, together with new manufacturing processes, extra sophisticated drug formulations and an more and more complicated world provide chain, are making it harder for corporations to evaluate and management for impurities. Starting in 2018, a spate of drug remembers on account of nitrosamine impurities has heightened consciousness and a focus on the potential penalties of impurities in medicines. Rising scrutiny of impurities by totally different regulators all through the world is creating uncertainty for corporations making an attempt to carry new merchandise to market. 

In conversations with pharmaceutical trade leaders, USP’s John Giannone, Vice President of Trade Applications, confirmed the problem of getting impurities obtainable through the drug growth and manufacturing course of. “Pharmaceutical producers have instructed us repeatedly, that getting the impurities they want once they want them, could be tough. However that it is vital for advancing their analytical R&D and course of growth.”  

Producers can use PAIs for a large spectrum of impurity evaluation and profiling strategies utilized in R&D, technique growth, manufacturing, high quality management, stability testing and post-market surveillance. Functions embody:  

  • analytical testing throughout early formulation feasibility research
  • figuring out degradation impurities produced throughout stress research
  • figuring out unknown impurities that shaped throughout ICH stability situations
  • growing, validating and transferring analytical strategies
  • testing and profiling impurities not listed in monographs of drug substances and drug merchandise

“This line of merchandise dramatically widens the aperture of assist that we offer to pharmaceutical producers,” says Venkat Surendra Nath Koduru, USP’s Senior Vice President for Areas and Program Operations. “In pharmaceutical manufacturing, impurities could be a drawback from begin to end. Utilizing PAIs together with official USP Reference Requirements, producers could be assured of their analytical strategies.” 

USP’s technical expertise is grounded in requirements growth for 1000’s of drug substances and completed dosage varieties marketed worldwide, serving to safeguard drugs high quality.  

U.S. legislation expressly acknowledges USP high quality requirements for medicines. Drug merchandise marketed in U.S. are anticipated to satisfy high quality specs in additional than 4,000 monograph requirements in USP-NF. Pharmaceutical producers and authorities regulators depend on official USP Reference Requirements for drug elements, completed drug merchandise and impurities to offer a benchmark for high quality.

The brand new PAI product line, whereas not required for compendial compliance, makes obtainable further impurities listed in monographs that do not need an official USP Pharmacopeial Reference Normal. The PAI catalogue additionally consists of impurities for which there presently just isn’t an related drug monograph. 

PAIs are launched utilizing a course of developed by USP technical consultants primarily based on inside insurance policies, commonplace working procedures and necessities outlined by USP’s High quality Administration System. The present catalog consists of greater than 200 impurities, with extra in growth. The Product Data Sheet that accompanies every PAI gives particulars on the impurity’s id and purity, additional constructing producers’ confidence of their analytical strategies. For extra info or to buy USP PAI impurities, please go to the USP Pharmaceutical Analytical Impurities webpage. 

About USP 

USP is an unbiased scientific group that collaborates with the world’s high consultants in well being and science to develop high quality requirements for medicines, dietary dietary supplements, and meals elements. USP’s requirements are used within the U.S. and different international locations to make sure the standard of 1000’s of merchandise together with cardiovascular, oncology, endocrine and antibiotic medicine. By way of its requirements, advocacy, and training, USP helps enhance the provision of high quality medicines, dietary supplements, and meals for billions of individuals worldwide. For extra info, go to 

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USP Expands Assist for Controlling Impurities in Medicines