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Analytical Method Validation and Instrument Performance Verification

Analytical Method Validation and Instrument Performance Verification

Chung Chow Chan (Editor), Y. C. Lee (Editor), Herman Lam (Editor), Xue-Ming Zhang (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-471-46372-6

Mar 2004

320 pages


Teaches proper procedures for using tools and analytical methods in a regulated lab setting
All regulated laboratories, including pharmaceutical, clinical testing, and food and cosmetics testing laboratories, must properly execute the calibration of instruments and validation of analytical methods. Following correct procedures ensures the generation of reliable data, which leads to the manufacture of safe and effective products.

Analytical Method Validation and Instrument Performance Verification provides a uniquely practical approach to method validation and instrument performance verification. Each chapter starts with general requirements, then moves to the strategies and steps taken to fulfill these conditions, and finishes with a discussion of practical problems and their solutions. Coverage includes:

  • Method validation of potency, related substances, and dissolution testing
  • Validation for pharmaceutical excipients, heavy metals, and bioanalysis
  • Performance verification for common analytical instruments including HPLC, UV-Vis spectrophotometers, and pH meters
  • The LCMS system calibration
  • Proper environmental chamber qualification
  • Entire qualification process for computer equipment, hardware, and software
  • Validation of Excel spreadsheets
  • Regulatory requirements of the FDA, ICH, Europe, and Japan

Full of practical tips on validation techniques and detailed discussions of instrument performance verification, this comprehensive guide represents a one-stop reference for remaining current in today's regulatory environment.

Analytical Method Validation and Instrument Performance Verification provides an invaluable working reference for laboratory managers, calibration scientists, and research and development scientists.



1. Overview of Pharmaceutical Product Development and Its Associated Quality System (C. Chan & E. Jensen).

2. Potency Method Validation (C. Chan).

3. Method Validation for HPLC Analysis of Related Substances in Pharmaceutical Drug Products (Y. Lee).

4. Dissolution Method Validation (C. Chan, et al.).

5. Development and Validation of Automated Methods (C. Incledon & H. Lam).

6. Analysis of Pharmaceutical Inactive Ingredients (X. Zhang).

7. Validation Study of JP Heavy Metal Limit Test (Y. Nishiyama).

8. Bioanalytical Method Validation (F. Garofolo).

9. Procurement, Qualification, and Calibration of Laboratory Instruments: An Overview (H. Lam).

10. Performance Verification of UV-Vis Spectrophotometers (H. Lam).

11. Performance Verification of  HPLC (H. Lam).

12. Operational Qualification of a Capillary Electrophoresis Instrument (N. Baryla).

13. LC-MS Instrument Calibration (F. Garofolo).

14. Karl Fisher Apparatus and Its Performance Verification (R. Jairam, et al.).

15. The pH Meter and Its Performance Verification (Y. Tse, et al.).

16. Qualification of Environmental Chambers (G. Wong & H. Lam).

17. Equipment Qualification and Computer System Validation (L. Huber).

18. Validation of Excel Spreadsheet (H. Brunner).


“It is a treasure of helpful hints and techniques which can aid even experienced analysts through some of the ICH procedures.”  (Metrohm Information, 4th July 2005)

"While most useful for pharmaceutical laboratories, it may also be useful in certain university and government laboratories." (E-STREAMS, February 2005)

"…a treasure of helpful hints and techniques that can aid even experienced analysts through some of the ICH procedures." (Inside Laboratory Management, July/August 2004)

"Given the need for generating reliable analytical data, this book provides practical guidance for validating common and not-so-common analytical methods and for verifying the performance of instruments…" (Journal of the American Chemical Society, June 9, 2004)

“…a very useful reference text…warmly recommended” (Organic Process Research & Development Journal)