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Top 5 of 2015: Most-Read Quality Matters Blog Posts

Top Five Quality Matters Blog Posts of 2015

Thank you for helping Quality Matters spread the word in 2015 about USP quality standards and the important role our work plays in industry, public health and lives around the world. These five posts are the ones that you, our readers, found to be the most engaging and useful in 2015. 

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USP–NF Excipients: Challenges & Opportunities

Challenges and Opportunities in Updating USP-NF Excipients

Learn about USP’s comprehensive approaches for updating three high-priority excipient monographs—Guar Gum, Shellac, and Butylated Hydroxytoluene—the challenges encountered, and progress made implementing an initiative to develop up-to-date USP–NF excipient monographs.

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Pharmacopeial Forum: 5 Things You Should Know

What is PF and how to use it to change USP standards

Pharmacopeial Forum (PF) is the vehicle through which USP publishes proposed revisions to USP–NF standards for public review and comment. Learn about PF and how you can use it to help shape standards for drugs, excipients and dietary supplements.

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The Evolving Role of Glycosylation Analysis for Biopharmaceuticals

New USP standards for glycosylation analysis

Learn about the evolving and challenging role of glycosylation analysis in biopharmaceutical science and how USP documentary and reference standards can support advances in this field.

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USP "Cheers" up Children's National Patients

corporate team building for kids hospital

USP staff and expert volunteers participated in a team building activity, in which they created and delivered 300 'cheer up' gift boxes to patients at Children's National Medical Center.

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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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