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Why Water Purity Matters

HPLC in pharmaceutical analysis


Water is essential to the pharmaceutical industry, whether used as a raw material or a solvent in the processing, formulation, manufacture, and analysis of pharmaceutical products. The quality of the water must be controlled throughout the production, storage, and distribution processes, particularly for microbiological and chemical contaminants. One of the most common techniques used in pharmaceutical production to verify drug purity globally is high performance liquid chromatography.

HPLC is much more efficient than previously used methods to determine drug purity, thus HPLC can provide critical starting products for the manufacture of new drugs as well as aid the characterization of molecules that have the potential to be manufactured into drugs. However, the relationship between HPLC and water may leave you with many questions, including which water grade should you use, how can you maintain the correct level of water purity, and how can water help you avoid false and irreproducible results?

Download this white paper now to learn key information about water and HPLC, courtesy of ELGA.