Reference Standards

'Listen, Learn, then Lead' says Top Scientist at USP: A Conversation with Jaap Venema

Q&A with Top Scientist

Everything I have learned and worked toward for pretty much my entire scientific career culminates in the Chief Science Officer role at USP.

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What Is a USP Standard?

drug reference standard

Developing documentary standards and Reference Standards is the core of what we do at USP. These standards help to assess the quality, strength, identity, and purity of chemical medicines, food chemicals and ingredients, dietary supplements, and biologics, among other items. 

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Pharma-Co-What?

The role of a pharmacopeia

When it comes to making and administering medicines – precision is paramount. To ensure consistency – the pharmaceutical industry, pharmacists and healthcare professionals benefit from a universal reference. That reference is a pharmacopeia – a reference book (and today an online resource) of very specific formulations and quality tests for drug ingredients and medicines.

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