Veterinary Pharmacy

ARL Bio Pharma provides analytical and microbiological testing for veterinary pharmacies. Our laboratory makes the test process simple so you can meet industry quality requirements and release safe, effective drug products easier and faster. 

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Stability Studies

A stability study measures the extent to which a product retains, within specified limits, and throughout its period of storage and use, the same properties and characteristics that it possessed at the time of compounding.

A study commonly includes: a stability indicating method assay, sterility (for sterile preparations), endotoxin (for most sterile preparations), pH, visual inspection, particulate matter, preservative effectiveness, preservative quantification, microbial limits (for non-sterile preparations), and the absence of specified organisms (for non-sterile preparations).

Sterility USP <71>

A sterility test detects microbial contamination. A satisfactory result indicates that no contaminating microorganism has been found in the sample examined under the conditions of the test.

Rapid Sterility

A rapid sterility test detects microbial contamination. This validated alternative sterility test method per USP <1223> is effective and reliable for 503A and 503B Facilities. Rapid test provides objective results in as little as six days.

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Endotoxin USP <85>

An endotoxin test detects toxins that are released from the cell wall of disrupted gram-negative bacteria.

Antimicrobial Effectiveness Testing USP <51>

An antimicrobial effectiveness test demonstrates the effectiveness of antimicrobial preservatives in preventing microbial proliferation in injections, topicals, oral products, single dose vials, and antacids packaged in multiple-dose containers.

Microbiological Examination of Nonsterile Products: Microbial Enumeration Tests USP <61>

These tests quantitate the total population of aerobic bacteria and yeast and molds in raw materials, in-process samples, finished products.

USP <61> and USP <62> Microbial Tests for Non-Sterile Products

Microbiological Examination of Nonsterile Products: Tests for Specified Organisms USP <62>

These tests verify the absence of objectionable microorganisms in drug products and raw materials.

USP <61> and USP <62> Microbial Tests for Non-Sterile Products

Particulate Matter USP <788>/<789>

A particulate matter tests for the presence of extraneous substances including: dust, glass, drug precipitates, rubber and other insoluble materials.

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