Laboratory reverse engineering of a pharmaceutical product

Your needs : to reverse engineer a pharmaceutical product to identify and quantify the substances making up the product

What is reverse engineering ?

Deformulation or reverse engineering of a pharmaceutical product (injectable solutions, drugs, packaging materials…) is a process of analytical decomposition with the aim of separating, identifying and quantifying the substances making up the product, these are the active ingredient (API) and excipients. Reverse engineering requires the use of many different types of chemical analysis.

Why reverse engineer your pharmaceutical products ?

This process is often used in industry for :

  • The development of a new pharmaceutical product
  • Comparative analyses between similar products (double sourcing or multi-sourcing) or packaging materials
  • The determination of the exact composition of a pharmaceutical product
  • Assessing and verifying the compliance of substances used in a pharmaceutical product compared to an SDS (Safety Data Sheet)
  • Analyzing and identifying an impurity found in a pharmaceutical product 

Our solution : to assist you with the process of reverse engineering your pharmaceutical product

The success of this process leads to a better understanding of the product and to the implementation of precise, tailored analytical methods.

Equipped with a cutting-edge analytical fleet spread over 2100m² and working with qualified and experienced partners, FILAB is able to assist you with the process of reverse engineering your pharmaceutical product while providing tailored support.

To best assist clients in reverse engineering their products, FILAB uses a variety of techniques :

  • Gas Chromatography paired with Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
  • Liquid Chromatography paired with Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS)
  • ICP-MS and ICP-AES spectrometry
  • Ion Chromatography (IC)
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy paired with an EDX microprobe (SEM FEG EDX)
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
  • Infrared Microscopy (FTIR)
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