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Pharmaceutical Release Testing

Analytical chemistry services from SGS provide you with the bio/pharmaceutical expertise and regulatory qualifications to perform the necessary raw material testing, and testing on APIs, finished products, packaging material and medical devices.

When it comes to quality analytical controls for raw materials, APIs, finished products, packaging material and medical devices, you need precise results, reliable service and fast turnarounds. Our well-equipped, state-of-the-art laboratories offer comprehensive quality control testing services according to the pharmacopoeia (e.g. EP, USP, BP and JP) and to your specifications. With our global network of laboratories, you’ll benefit from a local service, fast turn-around times, and high quality analytical testing services. Our comprehensive range of analytical chemistry services is as follows:

Pharmaceuticals Products

We offer testing for:

  • Raw materials
  • Excipients
  • Active pharmaceuticals ingredients
  • Finished products
  • Personal care products
  • Medical devices
  • Packaging materials
  • Containers

Chemicals Test Parameters

Our chemicals test parameters include:

  • Identification
  • Assay
  • Impurities
  • Dissolution
  • Residual solvents 
  • Elemental impurities (heavy metals)
  • Titration / Water (by Karl-Fisher)

Physical and Physico-chemical Test Parameters

Our physical and physico-chemical test parameters include:

  • Description
  • pH
  • Conductivity
  • Total organic carbon
  • Viscosity
  • Density
  • Specific gravity 
  • Refractive index
  • Water activity 
  • Disintegration melting point
  • Particle size distribution (wet/dry)
  • Particulate matter
  • Particulate osmolality and osmolality
  • Flash point
  • Moisture determination (we still use the term LoD)
  • Limit tests 
  • Hardness
  • Friability
  • Sulphated ash
  • Anions
  • Volatile organic compounds (VOC)
  • Slide and static friction testing
  • Bubble Point
  • Specific/Optical rotation
  • Organic volatile impurities (OVI)

Key Analytical Techniques

We offer you a wide range of analytical techniques, including:

  • Spectroscopy:
    • UV/Vis
    • FTIR
    • Atomic absorption spectroscopy – flame / graphite / VGA
    • ICP-OES and ICP-MS
  • Chromatographic tests:
    • TLC
    • HPLC/UPLC (with UV, PDA, FLD, RI, Corona, ELSD – Detectors)
    • GC/HS (with TCD/FID/MS – Detectors)

A Trusted Global Provider of Analytical Chemistry Testing

As a world leader in quality control testing, we offer you decades of experience in supporting businesses of all sizes from across the globe. We run one of the largest global networks of wholly-owned, analytical quality control laboratories in the life science industry. 

Contact us today to learn how we can help with your analytical chemistry testing.

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