Element Analysis

Element Analysis

BOC Sciences can provide comprehensive element analysis services for companies. Using USP, EP or other analysis methods, our services comply with global regulations such as those in the US, EU, and Japan. Pharmaceutical elemental analysis is very important for quality control and impurity control. Elemental pollutants have always been a key issue in drug development and production. Understanding the element composition of raw materials, active drug ingredients, excipients or preparations help to ensure product quality and purity.

Elemental analysis, either qualitatively or quantitatively, is a chemical analysis method for studying the composition of elements in organic compounds. It determines the elemental composition and percentage of a compound by a chemical reaction. The former is the elemental qualitative analysis, and the latter elemental quantitative analysis. After a complete elemental analysis, the experimental formula of the compound can be calculated. Knowing the molecular weight of the compound supplemented by other methods known the structural formula.

Recommended-element-impurities-for-consideration-for-safety-evaluation-of-different-administration-routes-of-ICH-Q3DFig. Recommended element impurities for consideration for safety evaluation of different administration routes of ICH Q3D

Our Elemental Analysis Testing Techniques are as follows:

  • Inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES)
  • Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)
  • X-Ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF)
  • Ion selective electrodes
  • Ion chromatography (isocratic and gradient systems)
  • Karl-Fischer water determination
  • Micro analytical combustion methods (C, H, N, O, S, halogens, residue on ignition)
  • Scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX)
  • Total organic carbon (TOC)

Below is a list of our elemental analysis test services:

Identify unknowns

Our team can learn from the experience of different sample technologies to identify the elemental composition.

We provide robust elemental analysis to ensure that traces are within acceptable limits.

Our scientists provide fast and professional solutions for analyzing problems encountered in samples analysis.

Quality control is especially suitable for routine analysis to ensure the high quality of medical products, safe pharmaceuticals and health care industries.

Proper sample preparation is essential to obtain reliable quantitative data. We select the most suitable technique for the sample from a series of sample preparation methods.

When our team analyzes food contact materials or pharmaceutical containers, the samples are used to support food or pharmaceutical packaging compliance to demonstrate that they meet with national and international standards.

Why Choose BOC Sciences?

BOC Sciences's analysts are experienced in analyzing organic and inorganic elements and any elements from the periodic table. To ensure quality and safety, we provide comprehensive quality assurance expertise to help you meet and exceed quality, safety, and regulatory standards. If you have any questions about pharmaceutical element analysis, consult our experts free of charge. We will design the most suitable analysis scheme for your products and provide relevant analysis reports.


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