impurities Identification & Isolation

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Averica has built much of its reputation around identifying and often isolating pharmaceutical impurities

We have designed our laboratories to provide comprehensive impurity support for CMC specialists and product development teams from preclinical to commercial stages of development. 

ICH Q3A/Q3B guidance documents define impurities as either organic, inorganic, or residual solvents. Organic impurities can develop from degradation or in the chemistry process. Inorganic impurities can come from reagents or catalysts, salts, or excipients. Residual solvents in drug substance or product may come from any step in a chemistry or manufacturing process. And any of these may come from packaging, labeling, shipping, or other exposure to external contaminants.

Our capabilities support many impurity related tasks: 



The Averica Advantage

Solutions for your Impurity challenges

Impurity Profiling & Characterization

Confirm the structure of impurities or conduct pharmacologic or toxicologic studies on impurities, by rapid characterization using multiple approaches. We offer:

Impurity Isolation

At Averica, we have a unique approach to impurity isolation, utilizing our scalable separation expertise to isolate significant amounts of unknown chemical impurities. For example, we can isolate 10 mg of a trace potential genotoxic contaminant, which is sufficient for a complete characterization by NMR. Alternatively, it may mean isolating grams of a 0.1% impurity from a bulk drug to use as a reference standard. In any case, we offer more material, which provides more utility.

Averica’s Targeted Isolation™ has been a remarkably successful program supporting both drug substance and drug product development. Whether solving problems during clinical development, completing CMC filings, or improving GMP synthesis, Averica’s impurity isolation is a proven strategy for reducing development costs and time.

Watch Lab Director, Paul Lefebvre, Explain Averica's Approach to Impurity Isolation


Instrument and Detective Systems

Averica can provide you with dependable and easy-to-implement solutions to help you achieve drug development milestones. Let’s talk about how we can make it happen.

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