In the pharmaceutical sector there is an increasing regulatory requirement for the characterisation and counting of visible and sub-visible foreign particles in pharmaceutical products. LGC has significant expertise in this area.
Our facilities and capabilities include:
Using one or more of these techniques, we are able to count the number of particles present in samples, measure their size, record images and also determine the chemical nature of the particulate matter.
We carry the following tests on a routine basis:
LGC has a proven track record in this field, having investigated numerous problems covering active pharmaceutical ingredients, excipients, final dosage forms, process and packaging materials. We are also experienced in the development of custom methods for the counting and characterisation of foreign matter in pharmaceutical products.