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November 20, 2012




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Spectroscopy Spotlight
FDA and US Pharmacopeia Explore Expanding Use of NMR for Drug Quality Testing
Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy continues to be used in a variety of applications, including drug quality testing and drug identification. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been exploring the use of this technique, along with mass spectrometry (MS), in connection with staff at the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). Spectroscopy spoke with FDA chemist, David Keire, on this topic. MORE »
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ICP-MS with Autodilution and Autocalibration for Implementing the New USP Chapters on Elemental Impurities
This article describes the use of an in-line, autodilution, and autocalibration sample delivery system coupled to an inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry system to analyze a group of over-the-counter pharmaceutical products. MORE »
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