USP Compendial Methods

Maxxam uses United States Pharmacopeia/National Formulary (USP/NF) compendial testing methods for raw material and final product testing. Some of the compendial testing includes:

  • Residual solvents testing by USP <467>
  • Heavy metals by USP <231> and recently published USP <232>, <233> and <2232> “Elemental Impurities” instrumental methods (ICP-OES, ICP/MS, HPLC-ICP/MS) *
  • Loss on Drying USP<731>
  • Dissolution USP<711> (Apparatus Type II – paddles)
  • Optical Rotation USP<781>
  • Residue on Ignition USP<281>
  • Individual Monographs by request

*We are fully aware of the impending changes to the USP <231> methodology, including the recently proposed general chapters on Elemental Impurities Limits and Methods published in the January-February issue of Pharmacopeial Forum PF 36(1). We continuously monitor new developments and, with over 22 years experience in applying ICP-MS in the pharmaceutical industry, are well positioned to support revised testing requirements. Please see our Elemental Impurities page for more information.

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Donna Garbutt, M.B.A. Chief Executive Officer Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility. LinkedIn
Maxxam Analytics Maxxam is the Canadian market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries and a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services. We support critical decisions made by our customers through the application of rigorous science and the knowledge and expertise of our over 2200 employees. Our annual Corporate Responsibility Report outlines our efforts to continually improve our business performance and practices. Its publication is an industry first and an integral part of our commitment to success with responsibility.
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