Service Analysis of Pharmaceuticals

Derived from the Greek word ‘pharmacon’ (Greek: poison, drug, medicine), pharmaceuticals can be agents or preparations of one or several drugs for use in patients (pharmaceutical drugs).

A pharmaceutical drug is „any substance or combination of substances presented as having properties for treating or preventing disease in human or animal or used in or administered to human beings or animals either with a view to restoring, correcting or modifying physiological functions by exerting pharmacologica, immunological or metabolic action, or to making a medical diagnosis.

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Production and quality requirements according to the international pharmacopeias

The manufacture of pharmaceutical drugs and the quality standards applicable to the raw materials are subject to strict statutory regulations. These are based on the respective pharmacopeias and Good Manufacturing Practice: the European Pharmacopeia (EP), the American Pharmacopeia (USP) and the Japanese Pharmacopeia (JP). The individual pharmacopeias have been harmonised in terms of determination methods for product controls so as to allow for globally consistent legislation. 

Pharmaceutical service testing in ifp's laboratory

ifp Institut für Produktqualität offers several of such tests, the main focus area being microbiology and testing of production waters used.