Quality Control

The diverse range of techniques and highly experienced staff employed at Butterworth’s allows us to provide a comprehensive Quality Control (QC) testing service to a wide range of industries, with a particular focus on the pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare sectors.

Techniques employed range from classic techniques like gravimetric and titrimetric analysis, organic and inorganic analysis, through all manner of chemical and physical testing, to cutting edge instrumentation.

Many of the QC techniques employed can be utilised in the analysis of Medical Devices, Plastics and other Packaging Materials and we can test for extractable and leachable components from containers and closures. Our extensive experience in Elemental Impurity and Residual Solvents Analysis can also be applied to these materials.

Pharmacopoeias frequently used at Butterworth include:

  • European Pharmacopoeia – Ph. Eur.
  • United States Pharmacopoeia – USP
  • British Pharmacopoeia – BP
  • Japanese Pharmacopoeia – JP
  • Chinese Pharmacopoeia – ChP

Supporting our routine testing services, our Projects Team specialise in material-specific Method Development, Method Verification, and Method Validation for routine QC use.

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The latest technology combined with our expert team of scientists make us leaders in Quality Control Testing, Method Development, Method Validation and Stability Testing of both pharmaceutical raw materials and finished products.

We refine this service by promoting a culture of open communication between our analysts and our clients, ensuring that you retain control of your work.

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