Ampac Fine Chemicals Expands Analytical Services

Part of the special news roundup of DCAT member companies for the DCAT Week ’17 Special Edition of DCAT Value Chain Insights (April 5, 2017)

Ampac Fine Chemicals’ analytical business unit has quadrupled its analytical services capacity for highly specialized testing with the addition of 13,000 square feet of new laboratory space at a new facility in El Dorado Hills, California.

The new facilities complement similar laboratories located on the company’s Rancho Cordova, California campus. In addition to the added lab space, Ampac has further enhanced its specialized analytical testing capabilities to support existing and expected tighter US Food and Drug Administration requirements. The specialized testing enhancements include an inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy, techniques used for the detection and quantitation of trace elemental impurities.

Added capabilities also include X-ray powder diffraction, particle size distribution, and dissolution of drug product. Ampac has also added 10 ultra performance liquid chromatography units and has expanded stability chamber capacity to support long-term stability testing of drug substances and drug products for the pharmaceutical industry.

Source: Ampac Fine Chemicals

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