Testing for Impurities Infographic


Detecting and measuring leachables in pharmaceuticals

When producing drugs, pharmaceutical companies must consider what materials will come into contact with the drug products during manufacturing, storage, and drug delivery. At any of these stages, a wide variety of chemicals may leach into the drug product, and subsequently get delivered to the patient along with their dose.

The assessment of extractables and leachables (E&L) is required in order to ensure patient safety and drug quality, and there are several analytical methods that can be used in E&L studies.

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  • more about chemical compounds that can be released from packaging or processing equipment
  • potential sources of contamination
  • analytical techniques for identification and quantification

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