We provide long term studies to determine the suitability of a packaging system for a specific product.

This testing is used to mimic real life storage conditions and enables you to:

  • Evaluate glass containers from different vendors / glass formulations / post formation treatments
  • Predict¬†surface durability to determine the suitability of a given glass container for a specific product and storage conditions

Packaging suitability testing leadership and expertise

Our experts have a wealth of experience in assisting the pharmaceutical industry with their glass packaging requirements

We have developed a range of technical service packages that conform to USP 1660 to help our customers assess any potential risk. These come alongside our other accredited in-depth analytical services.

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Amy Ashton

Amy Ashton

Chemistry Laboratory Manager
Amy manages the chemistry department at Glass Technology Services and is a leading expert in chemical durability and elemental migration. Amy also assists the Quality Department as Technical Quality Manager. Read More

Areas of expertise:

Pharmaceutical glass packaging Quality assurance Method development and validation
Abby Mills

Abby Mills

Senior Technologist
Abby has over 5 years' experience in Chemistry and Analytical techniques with glass materials, her main focus being ICP-OES analysis of heavy metals in glass and trace elemental analysis, as well as providing a range of analysis for the pharmaceutical industry. Read More
Will Smith

Will Smith

Senior Technical Analyst
Will has over 6 years of experience in the glass industry, focusing on chemical and analytical techniques. His focus being pharmacopoeia and the suitability of glass products for the pharmaceutical industry. Read More

There are two tiers to this package

Basic

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  • Composition by XRF
  • Water and drug product subject to same conditions
  • Storage at agreed temperature for agreed timespan to simulate real-life conditions
  • Analysis at set intervals
    (1 time point)
  • Visual inspection
  • Optical inspection
  • SEM analysis of inner surface
  • ICP analysis of extractables
  • SEM analysis of any particulate generated
  • Titration / pH
    Dependent on simulant solution
  • Report
  • Interpretation and opinion
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Comprehensive

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  • Composition by XRF
  • Water and drug product subject to same conditions
  • Storage at agreed temperature for agreed timespan to simulate real-life conditions
  • Analysis at set intervals
    (4 time points)
  • Visual inspection
  • Optical inspection
  • SEM analysis of inner surface
  • ICP analysis of extractables
  • SEM analysis of any particulate generated
  • Titration / pH
    Dependent on simulant solution
  • Report
  • Interpretation and opinion
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