Micromeritics Predictive Materials Science Solutions for the Identification and Control of Critical Quality Attributes
Quality by Design (QbD) is a systematic approach to development that begins with predefined objectives and emphasizes product and process understanding and process control. Achieving QbD requires an in-depth understanding of physicochemical properties.
Early identification of Critical Quality Attributes (CQA) of excipients and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and their impact on a formulation is a key component of QbD. Micromeritics’ instruments and contract analytical services offer solutions for the early identification of CQA’s, continuous process monitoring, and verification, which are the foundation of QbD. Historically, particle size has been the dominant physical characteristic control parameter for release. But now, properties such as surface morphology, porosity, particle shape, density, and surface energy are additionally utilized as predictive tools to reduce possible manufacturing failures by predicting scale-up effects on the final product.
Pharmaceutical Material Sciences Contract Research
Backed by Micromeritics with 50 years of experience, Micromeritics Pharmaceutical Services will be your trusted materials characterization solution for pharmaceutical materials, medical devices, nutraceutic and other FDA-regulated products. Through the use of advanced analytical testing systems, MPS provides solutions for the optimization of your drug development and production processes.
Early identification and understanding of Critical Quality Attributes (CQAs) are essential steps in the process. From a QbD perspective, scientists, researchers, and regulators look for consistency, both in physical and chemical attributes. MPS is here to help you define, specify, and control the critical quality attributes of your materials.
Our areas of expertise include particle size distribution analysis (micrometer and nano particles), particle shape and morphology, surface area, surface energy, vapor sorption, porosity, density, thermal analysis, and material flow properties.
Pharmaceutical Material Sciences Solution
Micromeritics Material Science Solutions:
Streamlining Pharmaceutical Development.
Identification/Evaluation of API, Excipient, and Blended Material Critical Quality Attributes.
Providing Predictive Tools and Lab Services for Implementing QbD and PAT initiatives in line with ICH Q6A, Q8, Q9, and Q10 Guidelines.
Using Materials Science to Model and Predict Material Behavior.
Characterization Solutions for Robust Quality Control.
Raw Material Qualification.
Assessing Lot-to-Lot Variability.
Assistance in Quality Investigations and CAPAs (Corrective and Preventative Actions).
Method Development / Validation:
Method Development Services for all analytical tests.
Method Validation Services for all analytical tests.
Method transfer documentation.
Secure Method and Validation storage for future projects.