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  • Atlas Suntest CPS+ with ICH Sample powder holder
    ICH Testing of Pharmaceuticals – Part 2 - Sample Preparation

    December 20, 2021 | Dr. Oliver D Rahaeuser

    In an earlier post, we discussed the basic ICH Q1B requirements. We saw that the SUNTEST provides great speed of testing, and we also discussed the often-heard statement of UV “over-exposure”. In this post, we will discuss the matter of sample preparation by looking at three simple but important examples.

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    ICH Testing of Pharmaceuticals – Part 1 - Exposure Conditions

    December 13, 2021 | Dr. Oliver D Rahaeuser

    The FDA (American Food & Drug Administration) requires that all new drugs be tested for shelf life by exposing drugs to simulated sunlight. The international ICH guidelines define appropriate light sources and provides test guidelines. The guidelines Q1B state that drugs must be exposed to a minimum of 1.2 million lux-hours of visible light and a minimum of 200 W·h/m2 UVA light. These tests are also referred to as Confirmatory Studies.

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    The Differences Between Material and Product Testing

    September 6, 2021 | Dr. Oliver D Rahaeuser

    Durability tests and the service life predictions for materials and products that are derived from them are a challenge for every product development team. When designing a testing program, one of the first questions that you will undoubtedly ask yourself is “What is the ideal test for my material and/or product?” Answering this question is not always easy as the world of weathering and durability testing is so versatile that it can quickly become confusing. But it does not have to be and knowing the right questions to ask yourself can help to make choosing the right test method for your material or product easier.

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    What is the Right Choice: Xenon Flat Tray or Rotating Rack?

    August 16, 2021 | Dr. Oliver D Rahaeuser

    For the past 50 years, xenon arc weathering has been performed mainly in two styles of instruments: flat tray and rotating rack. Each design has its advantages and disadvantages. Do you know which style is right for your test? Let’s discuss what points we should consider when trying to decide between the two.

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