Independent Pharmaceutical Testing and Analysis Services

SGS PSI offers four broad approaches to pharmaceutical analysis: testing raw materials, evaluating manufacturing procedures, testing finished pharmaceutical products, and performing chemical identity tests.

We offer a range of pharmaceutical analysis and testing services including:

  • Combination device testing
  • Drug analysis
  • Excipient testing
  • Lot release testing
  • Raw material testing

We work with standard test methods, and will develop and validate custom methods for your specific needs. SGS Polymer Solutions is FDA registered and offers cGMP testing services on large or small projects. We are also DEA licensed for schedule 2, 2N, 3, 3N, 4, and 5 drugs.

Pharmaceutical Testing Examples
Pharmaceutical analysis serves a variety of purposes. It is often used to identify the chemical composition and molecular structure of each individual substance contained in a medication. This knowledge provides insight into a drug's performance and safety considerations. Pharmaceutical testing can reveal a pharmaceutical's solubility and can predict the medication's ability to reach a specific target within the body. Testing may even reveal contamination in the manufacturing production process or highlight other, previously unknown risks with the formulation.

Another application of pharmaceutical testing is to provide insight into patent violations such as stolen formulations, or other litigation support.

Testing Needs for Pharmaceutical Companies
There are many situations that require pharmaceutical testing and analysis. Typical needs in the pharmaceutical industry include:

  • Testing prior to scaling up production to retain color, flavor, and acceptable appearance
  • Testing for health and safety regulations, such as sterility and toxicity requirements
  • Testing for efficacy and performance expectations
  • Testing for conformity issues against standards such as chemical identity, strength/potency, quality, and purity
  • Testing to determine why a pharmaceutical product or its medical packaging has failed

How can we help your company solve its next pharmaceutical testing challenge? Contact us to learn more.