Predictive Accelerated Predictive Stability: Fundamentals and Pharmaceutical Industry Practices

Accelerated Predictive Stability (APS): Fundamentals and Pharmaceutical Industry Practices provides coverage of both the fundamental principles and pharmaceutical industry applications of the APS approach. Fundamental chapters explain the scientific basis of the APS approach, while case study chapters from many innovative pharmaceutical companies provide a thorough overview of the current status of APS applications in the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, up-to-date experiences in utilizing APS data for regulatory submissions in many regions and countries highlight the potential of APS in support of registration stability testing for certain regulatory submissions.

This book provides high level strategies for the successful implementation of APS in a pharmaceutical company. It offers scientists and regulators a comprehensive resource on how the pharmaceutical industry can enhance their understanding of a product’s stability and predict drug expiry more accurately and quickly.

Mutagenic Impurities: Strategies for Identification and Control, 2nd Edition

Learn to implement effective control measures for mutagenic impurities in pharmaceutical development

In Mutagenic Impurities: Strategies for Identification and Control, distinguished chemist Andrew Teasdale delivers a thorough examination of mutagenic impurities and their impact on the pharmaceutical industry. The book incorporates the adoption of the ICH M7 guideline and focuses on mutagenic impurities from both a toxicological and analytical perspective.

The editor has created a primary reference for any professional or student studying or working with mutagenic impurities and offers readers a definitive narrative of applicable guidelines and practical, tested solutions. It demonstrates the development of effective control measures, including chapters on the purge tool for risk assessment.

The book incorporates a discussion of N-Nitrosamines which was arguably the largest mutagenic impurity issue ever faced by the pharmaceutical industry, resulting in the recall of Zantac and similar drugs resulting from N-Nitrosamine contamination.

Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of:

  • A thorough introduction to the development of regulatory guidelines for mutagenic and genotoxic impurities, including a historical perspective on the development of the EMEA guidelines and the ICH M7 guideline
  • An exploration of in silico assessment of mutagenicity, including use of structure activity relationship evaluation as a tool in the evaluation of the genotoxic potential of impurities
  • A discussion of a toxicological perspective on mutagenic impurities, including the assessment of mutagenicity and examining the mutagenic and carcinogenic potential of common synthetic reagents

Perfect for chemists, analysts, and regulatory professionals, Mutagenic Impurities: Strategies for Identification and Control will also earn a place in the libraries of toxicologists and clinical safety scientists seeking a one-stop reference on the subject of mutagenic impurity identification and control.

Specification of Drug Substances and Products: Development and Validation of Analytical Methods

Specification of Drug Substances and Products: Development and Validation of Analytical Methods, Second Edition, presents a comprehensive and critical analysis of the requirements and approaches to setting specifications for new pharmaceutical products, with an emphasis on phase-appropriate development, validation of analytical methods, and their application in practice. This thoroughly revised second edition covers topics not covered or not substantially covered in the first edition, including method development and validation in the clinical phase, method transfer, process analytical technology, analytical life cycle management, special challenges with generic drugs, genotoxic impurities, topical products, nasal sprays and inhalation products, and biotechnology products.

The book’s authors have been carefully selected as former members of the ICH Expert Working Groups charged with developing the ICH guidelines, and/or subject-matter experts in the industry, academia and in government laboratories.

Pharmaceutical Stress Testing: Predicting Drug Degradation

The first book devoted to the topic, this reference discusses the predictive power and limitations of current stress testing strategies and emphasizes the critical role of stress testing in the determination of the stability characteristics of pharmaceuticals-offering an extensive compilation of drug degradation studies from real-world examples in the literature.

Editorial Reviews
“The authors and editor have done a superb job of combining the theoretical, chemical, and practical aspects of stress testing…the text is a ‘must have’ for those involved in stability testing.”
Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy

“This excellent reference on pharmaceutical stress testing will serve its purpose well, especially for pharmaceutical product development scientists and for members of regulatory agencies who are actively involved in the drug review and approval process.”
Doody’s Review Service

Pharmaceutical Stress Testing: Predicting Drug Degradation, 2nd Edition

The second edition of Pharmaceutical Stress Testing: Predicting Drug Degradation provides a practical and scientific guide to designing, executing and interpreting stress testing studies for drug substance and drug product. This is the only guide available to tackle this subject in-depth. The Second Edition expands coverage from chemical stability into the physical aspects of stress testing, and incorporates the concept of Quality by Design into the stress testing construct / framework. It has been revised and expanded to include chapters on large molecules, such as proteins and antibodies, and it outlines the changes in stress testing that have emerged in recent years.

Key features include:

  • A renowned Editorial team and contributions from all major drug companies, reflecting a wealth of experience.
  • 10 new chapters, including Stress Testing and its relationship to the assessment of potential genotoxic degradants, combination drug therapies, proteins, oligonucleotides, physical changes and alternative dosage forms such as liposomal formulations
  • Updated methodologies for predicting drug stability and degradation pathways
  • Best practice models to follow
  • An expanded Frequently Asked Questions section

This is an essential reference book for Pharmaceutical Scientists and those working in Quality Assurance and Drug Development (analytical sciences, formulations, chemical process, project management).


Series: Drugs and the Pharmaceutical Sciences (Book 153)
Hardcover: 624 pages
Publisher: CRC Press; 2 edition (July 27, 2011)
Pharmaceutical Stress Testing: Predicting Drug Degradation, Second Edition (Drugs and the Pharmaceutical Sciences)

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