6/7 February 2020
In the Pharmacopeial Forum No 39(2), the USP has published the draft for the revised General Chapter <854> on Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy. This draft is the second one and takes into consideration the comments sent to the USP.
Some acceptance criteria for some of the single validation parameters have been adapted in the validation of IR methods. Regarding accuracy, the recovery rate has been added to 95.0% - 105.0% for drug product assay.
Regarding precision, the relative standard deviation for repeatability is set as follows:
And for intermediate precision:
In addition to revised Chapter <854>, there will also be the new General USP Chapter <1854> which describes theory and practice of Mid Infrared Spectroscopy.
Both documents can be found on the Pharmacopeial Forum of the USP website.