Analytical Chemistry Services

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Your Global Drug Development Organization for Analytical Chemistry Testing

Delivering a product from discovery to the market is a long and often difficult process, filled with a great number of scientific, safety and regulatory challenges. From early discovery to final product release, SGS offers a broad portfolio of high quality, analytical chemistry services using advanced methods and instrumentation.

SGS provides a conveniently located network of laboratories in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific to deliver harmonized solutions to local markets and international pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms. Our recognized experts provide effective and efficient solutions for R&D, analytical development and quality control testing, helping to expedite the molecule to market.

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Analytical Chemistry Capabilities

Method Development & Validation

  • Method development for identity, assay and purity of drug products, APIs and degradation products
  • Phase appropriate method validation according to ICH guidelines and/or customer requirements
  • Verification of accuracy and suitability of the developed method
  • Development and validation of stability indicating methods
  • Analytical method transfer
  • Re-development and re-validation
  • Cleaning validation studies
  • Method development for identity, assay and purity of drug products, APIs, degradation products and leachables


  • Identification of unknowns
  • Extractable investigations
  • Structural characterization
  • In-vitro metabolomics
  • Bio-marker screening/identification

Routine Chemistry

  • Assay and purity (e.g. chromatography, titration, limit tests)
  • Identity (e.g. spectroscopy, chromatography, spectrometry)
  • Dissolution test (on-line/off-line)
  • Pharmaceutical water analysis (e.g. TOC)
  • Water content (loss on drying, KF titration)
  • Disintegration
  • Appearance (e.g. clarity, opalescence)
  • pH and conductivity
  • Pharmacopeia testing
  • Osmolality, osmolarity
  • Melting point, boiling point, etc.
  • Viscosity, rheology
  • Uniformity of mass
  • Leachable analysis


  • Biopolymer sequencing
  • Primary to tertiary structure characterization
  • Post-translational modifications
  • Bio equivalence
  • Impurity profiling

Stability Testing

  • Long-term stability studies
  • Short-term accelerated studies
  • Follow-up stabilities
  • Photostability testing
  • All ICH conditions and specific conditions
  • Fully controlled and monitored
  • All systems with 24/7 monitoring and alert system
  • Validated monitoring system, 21 CFR part 11 compliant
  • Back-up chambers available
  • Comprehensive documentation


The network of experts at SGS have a broad range of experience in the analysis of a wide range of APIs, excipients, ancillary products, extractables, and many other chemical types used in the development of bio/pharmaceutical therapeutics.

  • Alkaloids
  • Amino acids
  • Amphetamines
  • Analgesics
  • Anesthetics
  • Anions
  • Anti-foam agents
  • Antibiotics
  • Antihistamines
  • Chelating agents
  • Cytostatic products
  • Cytotoxic products
  • Diuretics
  • Emulsifiers
  • Enzyme inhibitors
  • Gasses
  • Glucocorticoids
  • Glycosides
  • Heavy metals
  • Insecticides
  • Lipids
  • Minerals
  • Neurotoxins
  • Nitrosamines
  • Nucleic acids
  • Oligonucleotides
  • Oligosaccharides
  • Opioids
  • Peptides
  • Proteins
  • Steroids
  • Sugars
  • Surfactants
  • Synthetic polymers
  • Vaccines
  • Vitamins

Why Choose SGS?

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We help bio/pharmaceutical and medical device companies by providing services along the entire drug development pathway. We offer a comprehensive range of integrated solutions, including preclinical activities, Phase I-IV clinical trials, bioanalytical, pharmaceutical development, biologics characterization, biosafety, and quality control testing of small and large molecules, raw materials, containers, and finished products.


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