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HPLC Mobile Phase Expiry Dates

Question: What is the typical (the industrial ‘norm’) for the expiration date of mobile phases for HPLC, i.e. with buffer and without buffer. Also, what should you do (e.g., measure the pH or run and verify the retention time) if you need to extend the expiration date in extenuating circumstance e.g. shortage of acetonitrile or […]

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 […]