Category: Stability

JPAG Symposium: Stability VI

The MTS consultant, Oona McPolin, will deliver a presentation entitled, ‘Challenges in Development and Validation of Stability Indicating Methodology‘ at the JPAG symposium, ‘Stability VI’ on the 30th June 2022, which will be held at the Royal Society of Chemistry in Burlington House, London. If you are interested in the analytical methodology used for supporting […]

How Much Forced Degradation in a Stress Study?

Question: When I forcibly degrade my drug or drug product to create degradation products, how much degradation should I aim for? Answer: The aim of a forced degradation study is to generate degradation products from a drug which are both realistic and representative, typically for the purposes of assessing degradation pathways, or to create suitable […]

What is Mass Balance in a Forced Degradation Study?

Question: What is the ‘mass balance’ for an analytical method and is it critical that I investigate it as part of method development or method validation? Answer: When used in the context of an analytical method, the term ‘mass balance’ relates to its ability to analyse the degradation products of a drug molecule. A method […]