November 2022

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

Extractables and Leachables Presentation

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.

Mike Ludlow recently presented at Vonlanthens 3rd Extractables & Leachables conference on​ the importance of good experimental design for extractable and leachable studies.

About Speaker

Mike Ludlow is science lead for the analytical and materials science division within Drug Development Solutions (formerly LGC). He is an analytical chemist with over 25 years’ experience in chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques, specialising in the area of extractable and leachable testing and impurity characterisation.

In his current position, Mike provides technical support to operational and commercial colleagues and to an extensive client base, primarily focused on the pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare sectors. He has presented at numerous international events on topics including extractables and leachables, genotoxic impurity analysis, and experimental design.

Mike is currently on the Register of Specialists for the UK Government Office of Product Safety and Standards (OPSS). He previously worked for ICI Chemicals and Polymers division where he was responsible for the NMR area providing support to the research function at Runcorn in the UK.

Mike holds a BSc Hons in applied chemistry, an MSc in analytical chemistry, and an MBA from Warwick Business School.