Testing of Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Raw Materials & Final Product Formulations for CODEX, USP/NF & BP Regulations
There are STANDARD Guidelines used to define the Identification and Purity of compounds used in Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic formulations, as well as the final Products. These protocols are described in great detail in the various Monographs of the United States and British Pharmacopoeias, the National Formulary (USP/NF and BP), the International FAO/WHO Codex (CODEX) and other Regulatory Agencies; such as the USFDA, ASTM and IUPAC. To insure the consistency of the data from material tested by these guidelines, these agencies provide a number of BASIC requirements for the Instrumentation (spectrometers, chromatographs, software) and Sample Handling (collection, storage, preparation). Due to the highly SPECIFIC information derived from its Spectrum, the use of Infra-Red Spectrometer (IR) is one of the Primary techniques for this work.