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Extractables and leachables (E&L) pose a potential risk to patient safety. Both pharmaceutical companies and regulatory agencies have rising concerns regarding E&L, which has led the Center for Drug Evaluation under the China Federal Drug Administration (CFDA) to release a new standard for public comment (December 30, 2016): Technical Guideline for Compatibility Study of Chemicals and Elastomer Closures. The compatibility study discussed therein focused on E&L.
As a world leader in pharmaceutical packaging, West has a rich history and deep understanding of this subject. Last year, in the Pharmaceutical Packaging Regulation and Technical Open Symposium, which was co-organized by West Scientific Affairs and CNPPA (China National Pharmaceutical Packaging Association), Diane Paskiet, Director of Scientific Affairs, shared insights on E&L, as well as suggestions for the China technical guideline.
At West, patient safety is the highest priority. For more information on E&L, and how West can design and execute studies to evaluate E&L issues to promote patient safety visit the website, our Knowledge Center, or contact a Technical Customer Support representative.
Take an in-depth look at the science behind containment & delivery of injectable medicines in the West Knowledge Center.