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Perform compliant USP 232 and ICH Q3D elemental impurities analysis

Elemental impurities in pharmaceutical formulations can interfere with drug efficacy or have a toxic effect on the patient. Regulators have issued guidelines—such as ICH Q3D, USP 232 and USP 233 Elemental Impurities—for monitoring a range of metal elemental impurities in pharmaceutical materials using inductively coupled plasma (ICP), optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES), or mass spectrometry (ICP-MS).

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Sensitive, high-throughput, compliant ICP-MS

Expand your analytical capabilities with this complete trace elemental analysis solution for your high-throughput lab. User-inspired hardware and software combine in the iCAP RQ ICP-MS to deliver maximized productivity and robustness. Simplicity and ease-of-use work in concert to streamline workflows and achieve 'right-the-first-time' results essential to all busy labs.

Thermo Scientific iCAP™ 7400 ICP-OES
Robust, fit-for-purpose, compliant ICP-OES

Enabling regulatory compliance for a wide range of trace element applications, the compact iCAP 7400 ICP-OES delivers superb performance and productivity. The iCAP 7400 ICP-OES comes loaded with the Qtegra Intelligent Scientific Data Solution (ISDS) software, which enables full IQOQ routines, quick set-up and operation.

Cost-effective, simple, compliant AA

Offering the best of all AA worlds, the iCE 3500 AAS has a combined flame and furnace system that provides the maximum value for money. To meet pharmaceutical regulations for Class 1 elements we recommend our graphite furnace option; it combines graphite furnace and autosampler. The Thermo Scientific Graphite Furnace and Autosampler accessory offers the benefit of a pre-aligned graphite furnace and intelligent autosampler to simplify analysis and increase productivity. Renowned SOLAAR software provides ease of use and compliance.

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Modernize your Elemental Impurity Analysis with our NEW Toolkit
Modernize your Elemental Impurity Analysis with our NEW Toolkit

Get access to the latest video seminars, webinars primers, documentation, and calculation tools for pharmaceutical elemental impurities all in one place on our USP 232 Toolkit page. Learn from industry experts, consultants and USP alumni on the latest regulations and workflows.

Pharma QC primer on new regulatory guidelines