TITLE

Metal Contamination in Biopharmaceutical Drugs

AUTHOR(S)
Stellmack, Mary; Rhodes, Kent
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
Contract Pharma;Oct2010, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p84
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the detection of metal contamination in biopharmaceutical drugs. It says that solid and liquid drugs are examined in a microanalysis laboratory with the naked eye first and then through stereomicroscope. It mentions the use of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and infrared spectroscopy to detect the presence of metal corrosion particles. Furthermore, the wear particles from the processing machinery are the most usual origin of metal contaminants found in pharmaceuticals.
ACCESSION #
54461871

 

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