Based on the ongoing replacement of General Chapter <231> - Heavy Metals by the new General Chapters "Elemental Impurities" <232> (limits), <233> (procedures), and <2232> (dietary supplements), SGS provides you with the opportunity to anticipate changes and invites you to attend a Pharmacopeial Education course developed and delivered by USP.

This course covers the currently proposed elemental impurities to be controlled and their proposed limits. Participants will learn about the methodologies and testing strategies proposed in draft chapter <233> and strategies for method development and method validation when analyzing these impurities in materials that are currently tested using the USP Chapter Heavy Metals <231>. The course concludes with descriptions, advantages and disadvantages of three instrumental techniques; AA, ICP-OS and ICP-MS.

May 17, 2010

Novotel Porte D’Asnieres, Paris XVII

8h30 Welcome Registration 9h00 USP Introduction - Chapter <231> Heavy Metals
10h00 Impurities of Interest and their Toxicity
10h30 Questions/Answers
10h45 Break
11h00 Chapter <232> Elemental Impurities - Limits, Harmonization
12h00 Interactive Exercises and Q&A
12h30 Lunch
13h30 Chapter <233> Elemental Impurities – Procedures
14h45 Questions/Answers
15h15 Break
15h30 Overview of Analytical Instrumentation
16h30 Questions/Answers
17h00 Adjournment

After the course, SGS invites all attendees to visit the SGS Laboratory in Clichy.

17h30 Departure of Shuttle for SGS Laboratory Tour

Issues associated with the USP chapter Heavy Metals <231> and solutions that resulted in development of Chapters <232> and <233> Scope and context of USP’s new chapters on elemental impurities (<232>, <2232> and <233>) Method development and validation strategies associated with elemental impurity determinations Procedures and acceptance criteria for elemental impurity analysis as proposed in draft chapter <233> Basic theories of operation of AA, ICP-OES, and ICP-MS instrumentation and the applicability of each to elemental analysis in pharmaceutical and dietary supplement applications Advantages and disadvantages of AA, ICP-OES, and ICP-MS for pharmaceutical and dietary supplement applications and selecting the appropriate instrument for a given situation

Registration Fee:
650€ + 19.6% VAT (127.40€) (Payment is due in full upon return and completion of the registration form).

Reserve Your Place:
To reserve your place, please complete the registration form before May 12, 2010 and submit electronically.

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