Almac Adds Analytical Equipment for Heavy Metals TestingBy
To address current and future requirements in compendial and guidelines from the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) for testing of elemental impurities, Almac has invested in inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) equipment at its European headquarters in Craigavon, UK.
In compliance with USP <232 & 233>, EP (2.4.20), and ICH Q3D, all components, processes, packaging, and final products must be tested for the presence of heavy metals. Almac has built on its mass spectrometry capabilities by investing in Agilent 7900 ICP-MS and Mars microwave digestion technology. The acquisition of this new instrument complements Almac's current suite of liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry technologies, which were part of a recent $2-million investment in Almac's analytical laboratories.