Reference Standards

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. 

Share

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.

Share

Discussing a Lifecycle Approach to Validation and Verification of Analytical Procedures

Validation and verification of analytical procedures are quality assurance activities with broad impact in laboratory operations. Learn USP's role in the development of guidelines in these areas and how to contribute to the discussion. 

Share

Pages