Validating Chromatographic Methods brings order and Current Good Manufacturing Practices to the often chaotic process of chromatographic method validation. It provides readers with both the practical information and the tools necessary to successfully set up a new validation system or upgrade a current system to fully comply with government safety and quality regulations. The net results are validated and transferable analytical methods that will serve for extended periods of time with minimal or no complications.
This guide focuses on high–performance liquid chromatographic methods validation; however, the concepts are generally applicable to the validation of other analytical techniques as well. Following an overview of analytical method validation and a discussion of its various components, the author dedicates a complete chapter to each step of validation:
- Method evaluation and further method development
- Final method development and trial method validation
- Formal method validation and report generation
- Formal data review and report issuance
Templates and examples for Methods Validation Standard Operating Procedures, Standard Test Methods, Methods Validation Protocols, and Methods Validation Reports are all provided. Moreover, the guide features detailed flowcharts and checklists that lead readers through every stage of method validation to ensure success. All of the templates are also included on a CD–ROM, enabling readers to easily work with and customize them.
For scientists and technicians new to method validation, this guide provides all the information and tools needed to develop a top–quality system. For those experienced with method validation, the guide helps to upgrade and improve existing systems.
1. OVERVIEW OF METHODS VALIDATION 1
2. COMPONENTS OF METHODS VALIDATION 8
3. STEP 1: METHOD EVALUATION AND FURTHER DEVELOPMENT 15
4. STEP 2: FINAL METHOD DEVELOPMENT AND TRIAL METHODS VALIDATION 28
5. STEP 3: FORMAL METHODS VALIDATION AND REPORT GENERATION 41
6. STEP 4: FORMAL DATA REVIEW AND REPORT ISSUANCE 48
7. SUMMARY 55
I. GLOSSARY OF METHODS VALIDATION TERMS 57
II. TEMPLATE FOR AN EXAMPLE METHODS VALIDATION STANDARD OPERATING
PROCEDURE (SOP) 72
III. TEMPLATE FOR AN EXAMPLE END–USER REQUIREMENTS QUESTIONNAIRE 154
IV. TEMPLATE FOR AN EXAMPLE METHOD REVIEW CHECKLIST 156
V. TEMPLATE FOR AN EXAMPLE STANDARD TEST METHOD 159
VI. TEMPLATE FOR AN EXAMPLE METHODS VALIDATION PROTOCOL 169
VII. TEMPLATE FOR AN EXAMPLE METHODS VALIDATION REPORT 218