Quality Control

Chemical Testing

The laboratory contains the latest testing equipment needed for the verification of chemical compounds in raw materials and finished products. Much of the analyses involved include the use of equipment such as:

  • ICP (Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer)
  • UHPLC (Ultra High Pressure Liquid Chromatography)
  • TOC (Total Organic Count)
  • GC (Gas Chromatograph)
  • FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometry)
  • UV/Vis (Ultraviolet/Visible Spectrophotometry)
  • Dissolution and Disintegration testing
  • Titrimetric and Potentiometric assays; and
  • Moisture, Friability and Harness Testing
  • Stability Study/Testing

Microbiological Testing

Simpor’s standard practice is to do microbiological testing on all raw materials and finished products to the current USP standards. The microbiology laboratory is segregated within the main manufacturing facility. Its primary function is to verify the absence of harmful bacterial and other microbial contamination. Assays that are typically performed include:

  • Total Bacterial Count;
  • Total Yeast and Mold Counts; and
  • Testing for and identification of: Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas, anaerobic bacteria, Clostridium perfringens and Clostridium species