Angie Drakulich in the PharmaTech Talk blog announced that Pharmaceutical Technology will be sponsoring a webinar on June 29th that will address topic of melamine screening - particularly for pharmaceutical excipients.
Presenters for the webinar include the FDA's Steven Wolfgang, Recall & Shortages Branch, FDA's Brian Hasselbalch, Division of Manufacturing and Product Quality, and Dave Schoneker, IPEC.
The seminar will touch on recent movements with melamine testing and screening. USP has been working with a coalition consisting of IPEC, PhRMA, GPhA, CHPA, and SOCMA to look a monographs for melamine testing. USP has also been exploring use of infrared spectroscopy and gel permeation chromatography in screening excipients - which should help melamine detection.
See previous Big Red Biotech Blog post for SAFC approach to melamine screening and risk assessment.
Posted by Bruce Lehr June 19th 2010.