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This extremely unique know-how allows for risks to be detected early and solutions to be found. For instance, so-called extractables and leachables are analyzed using chromatographic techniques. These are organic compounds that are invisible to the eye and can migrate from the container into the drug solution, especially the components of the container itself, the stopper, or the adhesive used.
Possible interactions between a medication and its packaging represent yet another important focus of analysis. During glass delamination, for instance, inorganic flakes or lamellae can detach from the interior glass wall and interfere with the effectiveness of the medication or even endanger the health of the patient. To distinguish between a glass flake and other foreign body particles, first a sample is filtered and the particles are analyzed. Furthermore, by using the appropriate techniques, it is also possible to cause accelerated aging and thus stimulate the delamination effect that would perhaps normally only be observed two years later. “This enables us to test various packaging products and their contents in only a short time, a major advantage for our customers,” explains Dr. Peter Prazeller, Product Manager at SCHOTT pharma services.
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