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Packaging & Component Testing

Ensure the safety of biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical product packaging with SGS’s testing services.

Biopharmaceutical/pharmaceutical product safety and efficacy is inextricably linked to the materials it contacts. Selected materials must meet chemical, or biological specifications of the major compendia; and physical characteristics throughout production and remain in contact with the product during its shelf life and not compromise the quality of the drug product itself.

As an industry leader in container testing (USP, EP and JP), providing full pharmaceutical and medical device packaging and component testing for the drug industry. Our container testing services can help you to ensure the quality and protection of your drug products.

Packaging and component testing includes any plastic, glass, rubber, metal materials that are or may contact the product at any time through production or use.

Why choose packaging and component testing from SGS?

Our pharmaceutical packaging tests include:

  • Identification
  • Limit tests
  • Impurities
  • Assays – where materials are impregnated or functional
  • Compendial container testing
  • Classification
  • Dimensional testing
  • Biological tests
  • Physicochemical tests
  • Permeation
  • Extractable studies
  • Container/content interaction (in-use stability)
  • Extractables and leachables studies
  • Migration studies
  • Ash
  • Container closure integrity testing
  • Particulate matter
  • Endotoxin testing
  • Sterility
  • Bioburden
  • Component testing can also include special microbiology or chemistry projects like
    • Cleaning efficacy studies
    • Cleaning validation studies

Comprehensive container testing services from a leading provider

As a world-leading provider of services to the pharmaceutical industry, we offer you unrivaled experience in container testing. With our global reach and extensive network of laboratories, we can help you to ensure the quality and protection of your drug products with fast results, a local service and global expertise.

To discuss your container testing requirements, contact us today.

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