How To Build a Comprehensive Response to Client Needs as a CRO

Blog - As a CRO, meeting client expectations can be an ongoing challenge. What can organisations do to make sure their research is as effective and efficient as possible? In the Autumn 2022 issue of European Pharmaceutical Contractor magazine, the leadership team from Alliance Pharma reviews what CRO organisations can do to make sure their research is as effective and efficient as possible while meeting the ongoing challenge of their customer's expectations.

27 January 2023
AMS Sandwich Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Blog - Analytical and Materials Science (AMS) Sandwich Team recently celebrated their 10th Anniversary in an event marking Discovery Park’s 10th Anniversary. AMS Sandwich was founded in 2012 at Discovery Park – Kent’s largest science and innovation park situated just outside of the historic town of Sandwich. The team, initially comprising a few members, was formed with the aim of plugging a gap identified in the ‘Materials Science’ area of pharmaceutical development.

05 December 2022
The next chapter in Nitrosamine Testing

Blog - Based on industry feedback following the recent requirements regarding risk assessments of marketed products, a significant amount of small molecule related APIs, possibly 30%+, have been shown to have the potential to form active related nitrosamines

01 December 2022
Presentation Slides - The Importance of Good Experimental Design for Extractable and Leachable Studies

Blog - AMS Science Lead Mike Ludlow explains the importance of good experimental design for extractable and leachable studies.

10 November 2022
A step-by-step guide to developing a robust assay in bioanalysis using LC-MS/MS

Blog - Read our guide ‘A step-by-step guide to developing a robust assay in bioanalysis using LC-MS/MS’ to learn about our proven approach to developing industry-leading LC-MS/MS bioassays.

22 September 2022
Cocrystal - Motivation and Theory - Solid Form Screening

Blog - Sponsors may require a cocrystal screen for a number of reasons, or a combination of these, dissolution rate/solubility, crystallinity, novelty, hydration issues, other processability and stability.

21 September 2022
Crystallisation and Screening Theory - Solid Form Screening

Blog - Crystals are distinguished from amorphous solids by possessing both short and long range regular structure, minimal repeating units within this matrix are termed unit cells.

15 September 2022
Salt Screening - Motivation and Theory - Solid Form Screening

Blog - Sponsors may require a salt screen for a number of reasons, or a combination of these: Solubility, Stability, Crystallinity, Novelty, Other processability.

14 September 2022
What makes a good LC-MS/MS bioassay?

Blog - What makes a good LC-MS/MS bioassay? When selecting your LC-MS/MS method approach it is worth doing your homework. Pick an assay format that is best suited to your compound and consider factors such as matrix type, analyte structure, choice and availability of reagents, and the sensitivity and specificity you need.

01 September 2022
Polymorph Screening - Motivation and Theory - Solid Form Screening

Blog - It is unusual for a sponsor to require a polymorph screen before investigating salts and cocrystals first. All crystalline materials, whether parent API, salt or cocrystal may exist in multiple polymorphic forms usually identified by the Roman numerals I, II, III, IV etc.

12 August 2022