Essential analytical testing resources for R&D managers

Posted July 26, 2016

As specialists in analytical and bioanalytical testing for pharmaceuticals, DiTEBA is well versed in the science, methodologies and best practices related to topical and transdermal drug analysis.

To help research and development (R&D) managers stay current on the latest developments in this area, we have put together a comprehensive list of top resources to assist you in your product testing needs.

Pharmaceutical Publications

United States Pharmacopoeia (USP)

USP is a non-profit organization that sets the standards for medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed, and consumed world-wide. These standards are used in more than 140 countries!

British National Formulary (BNF)

BNF Publications reflect current best practices that are validated by a network of clinical experts and published under the authority of a Joint Formulary Committee as well as legal and professional guidelines regarding the uses of medicines.

British Pharmacopoeia (BP)

The BP consists of the BP (veterinary) and the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.), which provides a comprehensive collection of authoritative official standards for pharmaceutical substances and medicinal products in the United Kingdom.

European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.)

The European Pharmacopoeia defines requirements for the qualitative and quantitative composition of medicines, and how testing should be carried out on medicines, including the substances and materials used in their production.

Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP)

The official Pharmacopoeia of Japan is published by the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices under the authority of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.


The focus of the journal, Bioanalysis, is placed on techniques and methods used for the detection or quantitative study of analytes in human or animal biological samples.

AAPS Newsmagazine

The AAPS Newsmagazine is the most respected and well-established source of industry insights and association news for leading pharmaceutical scientists around the world.

Contract Pharma Magazine

Contract Pharma Magazine is a source for current features, stories, breaking news and online exclusives, downloadable surveys, Top Companies reports and whitepapers, and useful links to important and relevant content for pharma and biopharma outsourcing professionals.

Societies and Trade Associations

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)

AAPS is a professional and scientific organization consisting of members from all over the world in academia, industry, government, and other research institutes. AAPS’s mission is to advance the capacity of pharmaceutical scientists to develop products and therapies that improve global health.

Canadian Society for Pharmaceutical Sciences (CSPS)

CSPS is an organization where researchers and trainees from academia, industry, and government gather to facilitate drug discovery and development, and the effective management of pharmaceuticals in Canada.

Royal Society of Chemistry

The Royal Society of Chemistry is a not-for-profit organization with a history that dates back 175 years! They are the world’s leading chemistry community, bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world and advancing excellence in chemical sciences.

American Chemical Society (ACS)

ACS is the most authoritative, comprehensive, and indispensable provider of chemistry-related information through ACS Publications and Chemical Abstracts Services.

The Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)

ABPI represents innovative research-based biopharmaceutical companies that bring life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to patients.

European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM)

EDQM is a leading organization that protects public health by enabling the development, supporting the implementation, and monitoring the application of quality standards (that are globally recognized as a scientific benchmark) for safe medicines and their use.

Pharma Ed Resources Inc.

Pharma Ed Resources Inc. provides current, market-driven training to meet scientific, regulatory, technical, and operational needs for the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

OECD is a forum which allows governments from all over the world work together to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of the human population by sharing experiences and seeking solutions to common problems.

The International Council for Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH)

The pharmaceutical industry and regulatory authorities are brought together by ICH to discuss scientific and technical aspects of drug registration in hopes to achieve greater harmonisation worldwide. ICH ensures that safe, effective, and high quality medicines are developed and registered in the most resource-efficient manner.

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