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Pharmaceutical product analysis to suite your Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) needs

Compound Identification

Identification testing can be useful to analyse product formulations and package coatings; rapidly screen the quality of raw materials, intermediates and formulated products; qualify nutraceuticals; provide pharmaceutical manufacturers with a certificate of analysis for your raw material or final product.  At NAFS we employ a variety of different techniques to identify components.  these techniques include UV spectroscopy, FTIR spectroscopy and Mass spectrometry. 

Pipetting Samples

Residual Solvent Analysis

A range of organic solvents are used for manufacturing pharmaceuticals. These solvents can be detected as residues of such processing in the final products. Solvent residues should be controlled through Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and proper quality control.  NAFS offers residual solvent test panels to ensure the safety of your product.  Please inquire about a comprehensive list of residual solvent test panels listed in USP 467, ICH Q3C and Ph. Eur.2.4.24 for


Heavy Metals / Trace Elements Analysis

Contamination of pharmaceuticals with trace elements can result from numerous origins. These include environmental pollution, contaminated water, in-process contamination from containers and vessel used during manufacturing and finally from final product packaging.  It is thus imperative that pharmaceutical manufacturers test for trace elements in their final products.  NAFS provides a test panel which includes all class 1, class2A&B elements listed in ICH Q3D, USP233 and Ph. Eur. 2.4.20. 

Periodic Table

Physical Properties

Physical properties of pharmaceutical products can also be determined and may include the following

  • pH (USP 791)

  • Density (Ph. Eur. 2.2.5)

  • Melting Point (USP 741 or Ph. Eur. 9.2)

  • Loss on Drying (USP 731 or Ph. Eur. 2.2.32)

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