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New USP Standards for Characterization of Therapeutic Proteins

Theresa Laranang Mutlu Submitted by Theresa Larana… on Fri, 01/08/2016 - 08:07
New USP Standards for Proteins

Learn about and view the new suite of physical and written standards that USP is developing to help biologics manufacturers develop and analyze therapeutic proteins. New general chapters address analytical procedures for monoclonal antibodies, oligosaccharides, and protein determination.

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

USP Staff Submitted by USP Staff on Tue, 12/29/2015 - 09:11
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. 

USP Q&A: Dissolution, Disintegration and Drug Release Tests

Margareth Marques Submitted by Margareth Marques on Tue, 11/24/2015 - 08:00
Answers to Common Questions about USP Standards for Dissolution, Disintegration and Drug Release Tests

Dissolution, disintegration and drug release tests are important tools during the entire lifecycle of a drug product, from early development throughout its shelf life. USP’s Margareth Marques, Ph.D., provides answers to common questions and insight into standards and resources for these tests. 

USP Verified and Good Housekeeping Seals–A Shared History

Anne Bell Submitted by Anne Bell on Tue, 11/17/2015 - 01:17
Dr. Harvey Wiley's Legacy and the USP Verified and Good Housekeeping Seals

The USP Verified Mark and the Good Housekeeping Seal help consumers find quality products in the marketplace. But did you know these two seals enjoy a shared history? Each is the legacy of the work of pioneering consumer activist and “Father of the Pure Food and Drug Act”—Harvey W. Wiley, M.D.

Removing Barriers to Improve Drug Quality in Africa

Latifa Boyce Submitted by Latifa Boyce on Thu, 11/12/2015 - 12:12
USP's Patrick Lukulay explains work to improve drug quality in Africa

Patrick Lukulay, USP’s VP of GHIPAfrica, discusses plans to leverage his new post in Accra, Ghana to advance pharmaceutical quality in Africa. Countering fallacies in drug quality through advocacy and working to help build an enabling environment that can sustain systems for effective regulation of medical products, he says, are needed for this to happen.

Malaria Day in the Americas 2015

Victor Pribluda Submitted by Victor Pribluda on Thu, 11/05/2015 - 12:45
Malaria Day in the Americas 2015

Almost half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria. Malaria Day in the Americas celebrates progress made to prevent, detect, treat and defeat malaria in this region. Learn how Promoting the Quality of Medicines (PQM) is helping by increasing the availability of quality-assured antimalarials.