Extractables and leachables testing

Recommendations for Extractables and Leachables Testing

Extractables and Leachables (E&L) testing provides vital information concerning the potential for impurities deriving from container closure systems, drug delivery devices and manufacturing processes. 

This contamination can present a risk in terms of both patient safety and product efficacy. 

With an array of modern technologies, knowledge of regulatory issues and complimentary CMC analytical capabilities, we are your ideal partner for extractables and leachables testing.

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Extractables and Leachables testing

Extractables and Leachables studies utilise organic and inorganic screening methods to profile extractables from polymeric componentry, see the table below for examples, and target leachables in final drug product formulations.

 

Drug Container / delivery devices 
 pMDI
Vials, ampoules and bottles
Blister packaging
Syringes
Process components and consumables

Extractables and Leachables Testing Services

Our expert dedicated Extracables and Leachables team designs bespoke study protocols in accordance with the latest regulatory guidelines to ensure drug product safety and compatibility with storage and delivery devices.

  • Extraction under exaggerated or simulated use conditions
  • Accelerated leachable studies
  • Screening and compound specific validated assay methods
  • Characterisation of unknowns
  • Toxicological assessment (using our partner provider)

All testing is performed at our cGMP facilities in the UK as part of our Impurity and Contamination Centre of Excellence.

DDS Impurity and Contamination Centre of Excellence

Impurity and Contamination Centre of Excellence

Our Impurity and Contamination Centre of Excellence are experts in the identification and quantification of trace impurities in a wide range of materials used throughout the global pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.

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Download the Extractables and Leachables fact sheet for more information.

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LGC Bioanalytical method sheet

Method Development and Validation

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Method Development and Validation

Presentation Slides - The Importance of Good Experimental Design for Extractable and Leachable Studies

Mike Ludlow, Science Lead for the analytical and materials science division within Drug Development Solutions recently presented at Vonlanthens 3rd Extractables & Leachables conference on​ the importance of good experimental design for extractable and leachable studies.

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Our expertise in assessing extractables and leachables testing includes: