Teaches proper procedures for using tools and analytical methods in a regulated lab setting
All regulated laboratories, including pharmaceutical, clinical testing, and food and cosmetics testing laboratories, must properly execute the calibration of instruments and validation of analytical methods. Following correct procedures ensures the generation of reliable data, which leads to the manufacture of safe and effective products.
Analytical Method Validation and Instrument Performance Verification provides a uniquely practical approach to method validation and instrument performance verification. Each chapter starts with general requirements, then moves to the strategies and steps taken to fulfill these conditions, and finishes with a discussion of practical problems and their solutions. Coverage includes:
- Method validation of potency, related substances, and dissolution testing
- Validation for pharmaceutical excipients, heavy metals, and bioanalysis
- Performance verification for common analytical instruments including HPLC, UV-Vis spectrophotometers, and pH meters
- The LCMS system calibration
- Proper environmental chamber qualification
- Entire qualification process for computer equipment, hardware, and software
- Validation of Excel spreadsheets
- Regulatory requirements of the FDA, ICH, Europe, and Japan
Full of practical tips on validation techniques and detailed discussions of instrument performance verification, this comprehensive guide represents a one-stop reference for remaining current in today's regulatory environment.
Analytical Method Validation and Instrument Performance Verification provides an invaluable working reference for laboratory managers, calibration scientists, and research and development scientists.
About the Author
CHUNG CHOW CHAN is a Research Scientist at Eli Lilly Canada, Inc.
Y. C. LEE is the associate director of Patheon YM, Inc., in Canada.
HERMAN LAM is Manager of Automation and Lab Systems at Glaxo Smith Kline Canada.
XUE-MING ZHANG is a Supervisor at Novex Pharma. Chung Chow, Herman, and Y. C. are the founders of the Calibration and Validation Group (CVG). CVG is a scientific organization based in Canada that focuses on the advancement of the sciences in method validation and instrument qualification.