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Our white papers and technical bulletins are written by industry experts from many different fields, exploring and commentating on a range of complex subjects.

Cell Subtrate Cell Substrate Characterization In-Vitro Based Detection Methods

Regulatory authorities such as the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Evaluation Agency (EMEA) impose stringent limits on the amount of microbial contaminants and impurities present during the manufacturing of biological medicines and vaccines.

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Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques (NAT) to Address Biosafety of Biological Therapies

Over the past 15 years, nucleic acid amplification techniques (NAT), also referred to as polymerase chain reaction (PCR), have played an increasingly important role in the characterization and evaluation of biosafety for human biological therapies.

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Right to know Act White paper thumbnail California Cleaning Products: Right to Know Act

The California Cleaning Product Right to Know Act of 2017 is the first legislation in the United States requiring cleaning products to publicly disclose a defined and regulated list of ingredients. This white paper provides an introduction to the Act and details the products covered and the requirements for disclosure.

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Mycoplasma Detection of Mycoplasma in Biopharmaceuticals, Vaccines, and Gene Cell Therapies

The detection of mycoplasma contamination is of utmost concern in bio-therapeutic and vaccine manufacturing. Now that streamlined assay validation procedures and GMP validated NAT tests are readily available, these methods can provide manufacturers with confidence in results required in production and batch release of products.

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Understanding California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) Developing Effective Risk Mitigation Practices in Response to California Proposition 65

Businesses operating in California, USA, need to understand Proposition 65 (Prop 65). In this white paper we explain Prop 65 and consider effective risk mitigation practices.

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Identification of Surface Impurities and Particles by Means of Special Analysis Methods Identification of Surface Impurities and Particles by Means of Special Analysis Methods

This paper describes some special analytical techniques, their advantages and disadvantages and their application for particle material identification as well as for surface contamination characterization.

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European Union ROHS2 thumbnail European Union ROHS2 - Understanding Requirements and Compliance Strategies

The EU’s RoHS2 Directive restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. In this white paper we consider the terms of this regulation and the ways stakeholders can ensure compliance.

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Global Access Program for Electrical and Electronics Products Global Access Program (GAP) for Electrical & Electronics (E&E) Products

This white paper cautions how, without demonstrating compliance and achieving certification against the relevant national and international standards, manufacturers and importers will struggle to reach new markets.

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End to End SDTM Automation White Paper thumbnail End to End SDTM Automation: A Metadata Centric Approach

The implementation of a metadata repository (MDR) is the first step toward a metadata driven approach; we at SGS went a few steps furhter and built in-house tools that are linked to the MDR to achieve end-to-end automation of the SDTM workflow.

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Understanding the Forest Product Chain of Custody Certification Standard Understanding the Forest Product Chain-of-Custody Certification Standard

A discussion about the challenges, impacts and opportunities associated with Forest Product Chain of Custody (CoC).

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