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Title: Evaluation and application of best practice in analytical method validation
Author: Shabir, Ghulam
ISNI:       0000 0004 2745 1063
Awarding Body: University of Sunderland
Current Institution: University of Sunderland
Date of Award: 2008
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The coherent body of research described in the existing published work is concerned with new assay method development and validation using novel systematic approaches for pharmaceutical and diagnostic compounds. The first stage of the research was to study how analytical method development and validation are typically carried out at present and to formulate this into a simple step-by-step approach. Such a template and protocol was not only used as the foundation of this research programme but could also serve as a simple systematic guide for other practitioners and those new to the field. Furthermore, it was recognised that this protocol should satisfy the requirements of the most strategically important regulatory agencies. The second stage of this research involved evaluation and application of the above validation approach to new methods that were developed for a diverse range of analytes and samples. A new purity assay for 1,10-phenanthroline-5,6- dione and 4,7-phenanthroline-5,6-dione using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) was developed and validated. Impurities in these compounds were identified by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LCMS). Best practice in method development and validation is equally important in the analysis of both active components and excipients in formulated products. In the first case, a liquid chromatography assay method for determining the content of 2-(diethylamino)-N-(2,6-dimethylphenyl) acetamide in a gel formulation was developed and validated. In the second case, the individual contents of three phydroxy benzoic acid ester preservatives in a complex multi-component sample were determined following the development and validation of a liquid chromatography method. Finally, the validation approach was evaluated as applied to another analytical technique. Here, gas chromatography (GC) successfully used to develop a novel assay for p-cymene in tea tree oil formulations presented different analytical problems because of the very complex nature of this natural product. Stability study information to increase the shelf life of the product and validation data for the analytical method for p-cymene content was critically evaluated. iv In essence, the critical review of the requirements for method validation for various agencies and the subsequent preparation of guidelines on how to go about method validation have had a significant impact on how analytical practitioners worldwide go about method development and, more importantly, method validation. Further it was possible to apply these guidelines to conduct a series of effective, successful method validation for assays involving a range of typical pharmaceutical samples.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Pharmacy and Pharmacology