Webinar: Are you Ready? What USP Up-to-Date and Monograph Modernization Means to Your Lab
4/12/2018 11:00 AM - 4/12/2018 12:00 PM (World Wide Web, Global)

Pharmaceutical laboratories build their processes around United States Pharmacopeia (USP) monographs, however, many monographs are decades old and do not reflect recent innovations and technology updates. These innovations and new instrumentation make laboratory analysis more efficient, cost-effective and safe. With this in mind, the USP has embarked on a global initiative to modernize many monographs across all compendia with a clear goal of replacing them with selective and sensitive methodologies.         

In this webinar Dr. Leonel Santos, Director of Chemical Medicines at USP, will provide an overview of the USP monograph modernization program and the importance it has for laboratories all over the United States. Dr. Michael Chang, Scientific Liaison Officer, will present an example of a successful modernization project where OTC products were analyzed for zinc determination (USP <591) with selective Ion Chromatography (IC) methods.

Dr. Hari Narayanan of Metrohm USA will provide a concluding overview of common chemical analysis techniques, their selectivity and sensitivity and share example case studies of their implementation. A good example is the utilization of IC for the determination of active ingredients, excipients, and traces of impurities. Formulations, especially in over the counter (OTC) drugs, come in many different forms and require different ion chromatographic approaches. With a broad range of separation columns and detection methods, IC covers a diverse field of applications in the pharmaceutical industry.