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Specification of Drug Substances and Products - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780081028247, 9780081028254

Specification of Drug Substances and Products

2nd Edition

Development and Validation of Analytical Methods

Editors: Christopher M. Riley Thomas W. Rosanske George L. Reid
Paperback ISBN: 9780081028247
eBook ISBN: 9780081028254
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 24th July 2020
Page Count: 694
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Specification of Drug Substances and Products: Development and Validation of Analytical Methods, Second Edition, presents a comprehensive and critical analysis of the requirements and approaches to setting specifications for new pharmaceutical products, with an emphasis on phase-appropriate development, validation of analytical methods, and their application in practice. This thoroughly revised second edition covers topics not covered or not substantially covered in the first edition, including method development and validation in the clinical phase, method transfer, process analytical technology, analytical life cycle management, special challenges with generic drugs, genotoxic impurities, topical products, nasal sprays and inhalation products, and biotechnology products.

The book's authors have been carefully selected as former members of the ICH Expert Working Groups charged with developing the ICH guidelines, and/or subject-matter experts in the industry, academia and in government laboratories.

Key Features

  • Presents a critical assessment of the application of ICH guidelines on method validation and specification setting
  • Written by subject-matter experts involved in the development and application of the guidelines
  • Provides a comprehensive treatment of the analytical methodologies used in the analysis, control and specification of new drug substances and products
  • Covers the latest statistical approaches (including analytical quality by design) in the development of specifications, method validation and shelf-life prediction


Scientists, managers, educators and consultants involved in the development and regulation of pharmaceutical products, especially those concerned with the Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) aspects of drug development. Includes analytical chemists, pre-formulation scientists, formulation scientists, process chemists, process engineers, and pharmaceutical microbiologists as well as those involved in regulatory affairs, quality control and quality assurance. Academic researchers involved in drug research and development, particularly those who collaborate with industry or serve as consultants; faculty and students pursuing post-graduate degrees in Pharmaceutical Analysis, Pharmaceutics or Pharmaceutical Chemistry and certificates in Regulatory Affairs or Quality Assurance

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
C. Riley, T. Rosanske and G. Reid
2. General Principles and Regulatory Considerations: Specifications and Shelf Life Setting
C. Riley and H. Yang
3. General Principles and Regulatory Considerations: Method Development and Validation
T. Rosanske
4. Application of Quality by Design (QbD) to the Development and Validation of Analytical Methods
D. Lloyd, J. Bergum and Q. Wang
5. Analytical Methods in the Clinical Phase of Development
J. Orr and G. Reid
6. Method Transfer
G. Reid
7. Process Analytical Technology
I. Clegg

8. Description and Identification
E. Parente
9. Assay and Impurities: Specifications
E. Kikovska-Stojanovska, C. Riley, A. Clarke, and R. Phelps 
10. Assay and Impurities: Method Development and Life-Cycle Management
A. Clarke, C. Riley,and E. Kikovska-Stojanovska 
11. Assay and Impurities: Method Validation
C. Riley, A. Clarke, E. Kikovska-Stojanovska
12. Mutagenic Impurities
S. Baerschi and B. Olsen   
13. Residual Solvents
G. Reid
14. Inorganic Impurities (Elemental Impurities)
E. Parente

15. Solid State Characterization
P. Tishmack, P. Smith, and P. Chen
16. Chiral Methods
B. He and D. Lloyd 
17. Water Determination
D. Armstrong and M. Talebi

18. Drug Release: Oral Products
V. Gray and T. Rosanske 
19. Topical Products
K. Thakker and R. Klein
20. Extractables and Leachables
K. Moyer and J. Scull

21..Regulatory Requirements for Setting Drug Substance and Drug Product Specifications 
K. Amsberry and Y.H. Lai
22. Validation of Analytical Methods for Biotechnology Products
J. Dally and M, Monck

23. Pharmacopeial Methods and Test (Updated)
E. Sheinin

24. Biological Fluids
L. Yuan, L. Wang, L. Pan, Q. Ji


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About the Editors

Christopher M. Riley

President of Riley and Rabel Consulting Services. Former Vice President of Analytical R&D at DuPont Pharmaceutical Company, and Vice President of ChemPharm at ALZA (a division of Johnson and Johnson) as well as a member of the ICH Expert Working Group on Impurities.

Affiliations and Expertise

President of Riley and Rabel Consulting Services, Maryville, MO, USA

Thomas W. Rosanske

Former Director of Business Development at Acceleration Laboratory Services, Incorporated. He has previously held scientific and senior management positions at The Upjohn Company, Marion Laboratories, Marion Merrell Dow, Hoechst Marion Roussel, Quintiles, Eli Lilly, Beckloff Associates, and PPD. He currently serves on a Small Molecule USP Expert Committee.

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultatnt, Lee's Summit, MO, USA

George L. Reid

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Consultant, Cardinal Health, Kansas City, MO, USA

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