Method Lifecycle Management Overview
Comprehensive solutions for method development, method knowledge, and method transfer coving the lifetime of your drug product monitoring
Method Lifecycle Management (MLCM) is a control strategy ensuring that as long-term methods evolve, they perform as originally intended throughout their lifetime.
Changes in production materials, analytical instrumentation, consumables, or modifications to the drug product can have an impact of a validated method to continue to meet their original criteria.
Challenges also extend to inter-laboratory method transfer either internally or to outsourcing partners such as contract research organizations (CROs). It is critical that from development and analytical method validation, through to method transfer and long-term performance monitoring that continuous knowledge of the method is captured and used to asses the impact of any changes in the future such as a change in manufacturing process or a change in the analytical column used for separation.
ATP underpins all stages and states the requirements of the analytical procedure at all stages, such as accuracy and precision. The ATP is driven by the known CQAs of the product.
Method qualification requires robust technology and software to give confidence the developed method will perform as expected over an extended period.
Method design and development requires an upfront knowledge of the product's critical quality attributes (CQAs), often by the implementation of Analytical Quality by Design (AQbD). Instruments are required to have flexibility in use to facilitate parameter adjustments, and automated features built in to both speed up, and ease the burden of screening method parameters and consumables.
Method verification requires long term monitoring of the method, including when changes happen such as method transfer or a change in production. Implementing new technology typically allows for more improved methods, but the impact on legacy methods must be minimal and monitoring of CQAs is not compromised.
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Method development, transfer, and validation
Automated column and eluent screening option
Screen up to 13 eluents by equipping your Vanquish Method Development HPLC and UHPLC system with a solvent selection valve for extensive, automated screening. The Thermo Scientific Viper Method Scouting Kit contains all the tubing and near-zero dead volume connections to screen four columns automatically without the need for any user interaction.
A UHPLC method development system for efficient scouting of chromatographic elution parameters
The Automated Method Scouting solution for the Vanquish UHPLC platform, in combination with Chromeleon 7.2 CDS, enables chromatographers to develop (U)HPLC methods easily and efficiently because of the automation. The instrument enables the screening of up to six columns and an extensive range of solvents.
Automated, software-assisted method development
Automate, simplify and accelerate method development. The Vanquish Method Development HPLC and UHPLC systems are controlled by Thermo Scientific Chromeleon CDS and compatible with leading method development software packages, such as ChromSwordAuto Chromeleon Connect or Fusion QbD software.
Accelerating method development with Thermo Scientific Vanquish HPLC and UHPLC Method Development Systems
The integration of Chromeleon CDS with ChromSwordAuto means methods can be developed and evaluated quickly, while full compliance coverage is delivered throughout the validation process. In addition, the Chromeleon Data Vault ensures secure, centralized data storage and the Chromeleon Extension Pack ICH Templates with the ChromSword AutoRobust Chromeleon Connect delivers fast, compliant method validation according the QbD approach.
Technology to simplify method transfer
Thermo Scientific Vanquish Core HPLC System enables easiest method transfer
Confidently transfer methods from other labs or even other equipment seamlessly with the use integrated tools and software. Our method transfer tools allow you to duplicate other HPLC vendors’ system settings to more easily replicate methods, such as those from a Waters Alliance HPLC system, Agilent 1260 Infinity LC system and Shimadzu Nexera-i system to a Vanquish Core HPLC system.
Method validation and secure data storage
Automate design and execution of robustness testing using ChromSword AutoRobust Chromeleon Connect and accelerate your method validation using the workflows available in the Chromeleon 7 Extension Pack ICH templates. The Chromeleon Data Vault ensures secure data storage and accessibility for users within the CDS infrastructure. With Vanquish Method Development HPLC and UHPLC systems, all data generated is safely backed up in Chromeleon CDS Data Vault, enabling easy data exchange throughout the organization.
Industry stories and solutions
Overcoming the challenges of HPLC method transfer
Method modernization is often less difficult than the common perception, and good practices can be put in place to streamline and facilitate the process.
Advanced LC systems for solving tough analytical challenges
Obtain new benchmarks in accuracy, precision, and sensitivity with the Thermo Scientific Vanquish HPLC and UHPLC systems. With state-of-the-art quaternary or binary high-pressure solvent blending, these ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography systems share all Vanquish values, such as a design focused on uptime, robustness, and reliability. Built-in tools for seamless method transfer and long-term performance to ensure you have the confidence to run any assay without compromise.
Succeed with flexibility. Vanquish Flex UHPLC systems excel from method development to routine analyses. With binary and quaternary pump options, the Vanquish Flex UHPLC systems offer outstanding performance for LC and LC-MS based nitrosamine workflows.
Eliminate disruptions to your routine analytical work with the Vanquish Core HPLC system. Switching to Vanquish Core is simple and seamless. A full suite of method transfer tools, including tune-able gradient delay volume, makes adoption easy. Like all members of our Vanquish product line, Vanquish Core HPLC systems offer hardware precision and simplicity of operation. Ideal for routine nitrosamine impurity analysis.
- Separate more peaks than ever before. The Vanquish system improves specifications on all fronts. It supports higher backpressures, better thermostatting, optimized volumes, better linearity, and more sensitivity.
- Regain time during your projects. The system improves analysis speed, increases sample capacity and has improved robustness.
- Operational simplicity of the Vanquish system provided by optimized design and automated features.
Add mass spectrometry (MS) to your IC and LC analyses for access to the valuable data that only MS can provide
The easy-to-use Thermo Scientific ISQ EC Single Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer seamlessly integrates with ion chromatography (IC) and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) systems. Both novices and experts alike can quickly master MS to gain more insights from every sample.
ISQ EC Single Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer
Gain more insights
- Higher sensitivity and more accurate quantitation
- Chromatographic peak mass confirmation, eliminating false negatives and false positives
- Improved resolution of analytes in complex matrices
- Better selectivity
- Resolve co-eluting peaks using their mass-to-charge ratio
Explore near-universal response along with the best performance, reliability, and flexibility in HPLC and UHPLC detection
Thermo Scientific Vanquish Diode Array Detectors (DAD) and Multiple Wavelength Detectors (MWD) detectors offer excellent linearity and optimized noise performance, and feature an ultra-wide dynamic range to allow detection of highly concentrated main compounds alongside trace-level impurities.
In addition, the Vanquish DAD HL uses Thermo Scientific LightPipe technology to achieve the best signal-to-noise performance through a combination of low baseline noise, a very long light path, and minimal dispersion.
Thermo Scientific Vanquish Diode Array Detectors (DAD) and Multiple Wavelength Detectors (MWD)
- Industry leading linearity with up to 2.7 AU
- Reduced interfering refractive index and thermal effects means less baseline drift and more reliable peak integration
- Data acquisition at rates of up to 250 Hz using up to 10 absorption channels and one spectral field delivers the best support of ultrafast separations
- Intuitive user interaction, convenient flow cell and lamp usage tracking, and integrated wavelength validation through a holmium oxide filter contribute to ease-of-use
Unlike mass spectrometry, which requires an analyte to form gas phase ions, and UV detection, which depends upon the nature of the analyte’s chromophore, charged aerosol detection is a near universal detector.
The different selectivity between the three methods can be observed in the chromatograms on the left, which were generated using all three detection techniques simultaneously with a single injection. The results of charged aerosol detection are at the top, mass spectrometry results are in the middle, and UV detection results are at the bottom
Quality columns you can rely on for quality results
Thermo Scientific HPLC and UHPLC colums are rooted in over 40 years of leading LC column technology to help you achieve the most accurate and reliable results from your HPLC analyses. Our extensive family of products offers a variety of particle sizes and column designs to meet all separation needs, including improved resolution, enhanced sensitivity, faster analysis, and consistent performance.
Because experiments, analytes, and budgets are different, we have organized our portfolio of SureSTART autosampler vials and closures into three performance levels to provide you with the affordability, compatibility, and performance you need.
HPLC Method Transfer-A CDMO perspective
Two Analytical Development Lab Chemists will share key learnings, feedback and best practices for transferring methods from competitive instruments and developing new ones onto the Vanquish liquid chromatography platform.
Lessons Learned from Transitioning to New Chromatography Instrumentation and Vendors
Lessons learned from the transition of a new fleet of chromatography equipment into an existing, up and running CDS.
The Successful Leap of Faith for an Established Chromatography Lab
Changing existing LC equipment in a regulated lab to a entirely new provider involves method transfer and solving challenges.
Panel Discussion: Making Instrument Equivalency Assessments and Actions Successful
Panel discussion on instrument equivalency and method transfer in CDMO environment when changing to a new instrument vendor.
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