Updating international standards for pharmaceutical waters
IP contains a collection of authoritative procedures of analysis and specifications of drugs for their identity, purity and strength.
The standards of the IP are authoritative in nature and are enforced by the regulatory authorities for ensuring the quality of drugs in India.
In the preparation of this Formulary, the expert opinion of medical practitioners, teachers in medicine, nurses, pharmacists and Pharmaceutical manufacturers has been obtained.Anthony Bevilacqua, Director of R&D and Nick Dowd, Market Segment Manager Mettler-Toledo Thornton Historically, quality tests for bulk purified water (PW) and water for injection (WFI) were confined to the laboratory.Water samples were checked for single chemical impurities, such as carbon dioxide, ammonia, chloride, sulfate, and calcium, using traditional wet chemistry methods.Both technologies have the distinct advantage of being widely used for industrial online process control for years.(These measurements were also becoming a critical part of the microelectronics industry, where water purity had a significant impact on the efficiency, speed, and cost of advanced semiconductors.) At that time, conductivity measurements already existed on laboratory and skidbased pharmaceutical water systems, and TOC measurements were becoming increasingly employed.