Method Modernization

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) champions pharmacopeial harmonization and modernization efforts, and international organizations are following suit. As a result, the USP encourages updating older compendial methods to ensure they are fit for purpose. Revisions to guidelines give drug developers more flexibility in modifying existing pharmacopeial methods. This helps leverage more modern techniques and technologies, and in some cases avoids revalidation.  

Method Modernization in Depth

Videos / Webinars
Pharmacopeial Modernization: How Will Your Chromatography Workflow Benefit?

Dr. Leonel Santos and Dr. Horacio Pappa provide an overview of the USP's pharmacopeial harmonization and modernization efforts, including changes described in the pending USP General Chapter <621> on chromatography. Amanda Dlugasch from Waters presents a case study, which leverages USP <621> allowable adjustments to illustrate the benefits of modernizing methods without the need to revalidate.

App notes / Tech briefs
Scaling of a USP Assay for Quetiapine Fumarate Across Different Liquid Chromatographic Systems

In this study, the Waters Columns Calculator will be used to scale the USP monograph assay method for quetiapine fumarate.