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Active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) are at the very heart of modern medicine, and form the basis for much of the effective and innovative treatments in place and under development.

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APIs are regulated by some of the most rigorous and stringent legislation ever passed. Compliance with these strictures and with best industrial, clinical and manufacturing practices is an absolute necessity for any actor in the pharmaceutical products supply chain. Quality assurance, clinical trials and in-use assessment are all key parameters for the various stakeholders to review.

SGS offers a broad portfolio of services to meet the needs of manufacturers, distributors, buyers, health professionals and regulators in the pharmaceuticals sector. Our services cover:

  • Good manufacturing practices (GMP) 
  • Current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) analytical chemistry – QC release
  • Environmental monitoring in pharmaceutical production
  • Method development, optimization and validation
  • Microbiological testing
  • Particle analysis
  • Stability studies
  • Water system validation

SGS's brand name, years of experience and robust systems and processes give you the confidence you need when dealing with this highly regulated sector. Find out how we can support your operations.