Non-Volatile Organic Impurities

Identify and quantify organic impurities in drug substances and drug products

Impurity profiling is a critical quality control step in the production of pharmceaticals and biopharmaceuticals. This process is careful regulated by bodies such as ICH & US FDA. ICH guidelines for impurities states that each impurity must be investigated with respect to both pysicochemical and safety aspects. Structural characterization, quantification and reporting must be performed using suitable analytical procedures. Impurity profiling of organic impurities is typically performed using liquid chromatography (HPLC), mass spectrometry (MS) and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR).

Confident, unambiguous elemental composition and substructural information can be provided by our Orbitrap-based mass spectrometry systems, together with advanced informatics capabilities and libraries.

Popular products for impurity profiling of pharmaceuticals

Non-volatile organic impurity profiling workflow

Non-volatile organic impurities workflow

Non-volatile organic impurity profiling categories
See everything with near-universal CAD detectors

Get increased separation speed and resolution using the Thermo Scientific™ Vanquish™ UHPLC system with the ability to detect and quantify virtually any substance using the near-universal detection capabilities of Thermo Scientific™ Vanquish™ UHPLC Charged Aerosol Detectors. With enhanced linear dynamic range and accurate, consistent response, this detector can measure low-level impurities and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) simultaneously, as well as other compounds, regardless of chemical structure.

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Advanced software for identification of unknowns

Save time identifying unknown organic impurities using Compound Discoverer software. This software ensures confident, unambiguous compound identification and structural elucidation for pharmaceutical impurity studies. Compound Discoverer software helps researchers plan how data will be collected, organized, stored, and reported with the final result in mind. Its node-assembled processing workflows, advanced algorithms, and study-oriented data storage allow users to quickly process and assemble data collected from multiple samples into a unified report.

Free to search online high resolution mass spectral library

mzCloud™ from HighChem  is a scientifically solid and computationally robust platform for the identification of small molecules using tandem mass spectrometry (MS). It comprises curated databases of high- and low-resolution MSn spectra acquired under a number of experimental conditions. Interrogate a freely searchable collection of spectra, spectral trees, structures, fragments, precursor ions, chromatographic data and compound related references through a web-based interface providing a number of search, visualization and data processing tools.

Mass spectrometry for absolute confidence in unknown identification

The Thermo Scientific™ Q Exactive™ Hybrid Quadrupole-Orbitrap™ Mass Spectrometer introduced the revolutionary concept of Quanfirmation - combined Quantification and Confirmation. The Q Exactive™ Plus Hybrid Quadrupole-Orbitrap™ Mass Spectrometer takes impurity profiling to the next level with increased performance and new options that enhance screening studies.