An initiative to expedite thorough extractable/leachables evaluations for patient & product safety
Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide organised and presented a seminar “Manage yourÂ ExtractableÂ & Leachables Risk” on Wednesday, 9th April 2014 at The Lalit, Mumbai. This one day seminar focused on providing detailed information and practical guidance on the issues associated with extractables and leachables (E/L)Â studies.Â An important part of pharmaceutical development is the assessment of substances that could potentially leach (leachables) into the drug product from packaging, components of printing ink, catalyst residues and heavy metals. E/L studiesÂ provide qualitative and quantitative data to build a comprehensive profile of extractable components and determine the extent to which such components actually leach and potentially contaminate a drug substance or drug product. The seminar provided insightful details regarding analytical approaches for evaluating E/L from different sources such as packaging or printing inks and also expert guidance on how to interpret analytical data in order to gain insight into risk assessment and validation of different manufacturing processes from an extractables and leachables perspective.
Key Topics of Discussion
During his inaugural address at the seminar Dr. Armin Hauk, Senior Consultant, Head of GLP organisation, GMP responsible person acc. Swiss Pharma law said. âStudies of extractable and leachable components within packaging and closures are required to meet the safety requirements for marketed medicines. Intertek undertakes extractablesÂ / leachables studies for a wide range of drug products in a variety of packaging types, conducted in accordance with GLP and cGMP requirements.â He further added, âThe seminar was an excellent platform to share Intertekâs valuable knowledge and experience as a global leader in testing services. This will allow companies to gather the information and perspective which they need to make a difference in their businessâ.
Intertek provides expertise in E/L studies from our centres of excellence in India (Mumbai, Europe (Basel) and the USA (Whitehouse, New Jersey).