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5 new Ph. Eur. reference standards and 19 replacement batches released in October 2021

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04 November 2021
Strasbourg, France

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The European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) announces the availability of:

  • 5 new European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) reference standards:

Catalogue code

Name

Unit quantity

Price

Y0002302

Amygdalin

15 mg

79 EUR

Y0002320

Thiopental impurity mixture - * psy (Pentobarbital)

0.06 mg

79 EUR

Y0002319

Atorvastatin for peak identification A CRS

10 mg

79 EUR

Y0002277

Methylaminolevulinate hydrochloride

80 mg

79 EUR

Y0002304

Atorvastatin for peak identification B CRS

5 mg

79 EUR

  • 19 replacement batches for Ph. Eur. reference standards:

Catalogue code

Name

Batch

Unit quantity

Price

Y0001977

Mometasone furoate for system suitability CRS

2

10 mg

79 EUR

Y0000830

Morphine for system suitability CRS - * narc (Morphine sulfate)

5

10 mg

79 EUR

Y0002116

Propyl gallate for ID and assay CRS

2

80 mg

79 EUR

Y0002116

Propyl gallate for ID and assay CRS

2

80 mg

79 EUR

Y0001445

Celecoxib CRS

3

160 mg

79 EUR

Y0001593

Dexamethasone for peak identification CRS

2

20 mg

79 EUR

Y0000787

Caffeine for system suitability CRS

7

10 mg

79 EUR

Y0001394

Fusidic acid for peak identification CRS

2

5 mg

79 EUR

M1556000

Methyl 12-hydroxystearate CRS

4

110 mg

79 EUR

Y0002150

Rosuvastatin for peak identification CRS

4

15 mg

79 EUR

S2191000

Sulpiride impurity A CRS

5

20 mg

79 EUR

Y0001422

Valproic acid for system suitability CRS

4

10 mg

79 EUR

X0200000

Xylose CRS

2

50 mg

79 EUR

B1157300

Budesonide CRS

6

120 mg

79 EUR

M0605000

Metformin hydrochloride CRS

4

50 mg

79 EUR

I0460000

Isoleucine CRS

3

30 mg

79 EUR

Y0000403

Pyrantel impurity A CRS

3

20 mg

79 EUR

Y0002146

Rosuvastatin for impurity L identification CRS

2

10 mg

79 EUR

Y0000897

Racecadotril impurity A CRS

4

25 mg

79 EUR

 

Information on reference standards removed from catalogue

  • Supplement 10.5

Following the implementation of Supplement 10.5, the following standards are officially withdrawn from 1 July 2021.

D1750000

Diflunisal

These standards will nevertheless remain available for sale, subject to sufficient stock, until the end of December 2021. Likewise, they will remain in the catalogue for a period of 12 months (i.e. until 1 July 2022) to allow users to print the batch validity statement (BVS). See “Change in the policy for withdrawing reference standards from sale” for more details.

Y0000334

Codeine impurity A (O-methylcodeine)

Y0001641

Zidovudine for system suitability

Y0000361

Ciclosporin for system suitability

T0700000

Theobromine

 

Information on reference standards with a future removal from catalogue

  • Supplement 10.6

Following the implementation of Supplement 10.6 (1 January 2022), the following standards will be removed from the catalogue.

B0300000

Barbital

These standards will nevertheless remain available for sale, subject to sufficient stock, until the end of June 2022. Likewise, they will remain in the catalogue for a period of 12 months (i.e. until 1 January 2023) to allow users to print the BVS. See “Change in the policy for withdrawing reference standards from sale” for more details.

Y0000623

Terazosin impurity L

 

The following standards will also be removed and replaced.

Items removed

Catalogue code

Replaced by

Catalogue code

Bisacodyl for system suitability

Y0000694

Bisacodyl for system suitability A

Y0002272

Dipotassium clorazepate - reference spectrum

D2750100

Dipotassium clorazepate monohydrate CRS

Y0002276

Terazosin for system suitability

Y0000666

Terazosin for system suitability A CRS

Y0002286

Terazosin impurity A

Y0000622

Terazosin for system suitability A CRS

Y0002286

Nitrofural for peak identification

Y0001377

Nitrofural for peak indentification A CRS

Y0002295

Pravastatin 1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutylamine

Y0000204

Pravastatin 1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutylamine for assay CRS

Y0002294

 

Information on change of sales units

None.

Information on change of price

Please note the price change for Batch 2 of Everolimus CRS and Everolimus for impurity C identification CRS, to €300 per sales unit.

Information on change of EDQM storage/shipping conditions

Based on new stability information, storage and shipping conditions will be simplified on 15 November 2021 for the following reference standard:

  • Liothyronine for peak identification (Y0000860) CRS Batch 2 will be stored at +5°C (previously –20°C) and shipped at ambient temperature (previously Ice –20°C).

Content of the European Pharmacopoeia RS catalogue

The EDQM proposes more than 3 000 Ph. Eur. RS including a wide range of highly characterised chemical reference substances (CRS), herbal reference standards (HRS) and biological reference preparations (BRP), as well as reference spectra for the tests and assays to be carried out in accordance with the official methods prescribed in the Ph. Eur.

The Ph. Eur. RS catalogue is updated on a daily basis and gives access not only to all the Ph. Eur. RS, but also to:

  • the batch validity statement (BVS) for each reference standard;
  • Safety Data Sheets and Safety Data Statements for hazardous biologicals;
  • leaflets (downloadable PDFs).

For your convenience, the Ph. Eur. RS catalogue is published daily and can be downloaded in in PDF format and in XML format.

When stocks of a given reference standard are low, the EDQM reserves the right to limit the quantities sold to each user to ensure that as many users as possible will receive at least some of the quantities available. Restrictions on quantities are applied at the time the purchase order is received.

Following a request from many users, the quantities allowed in case of sales restrictions now appear in the online catalogue as well as in the catalogue in XML format.

How to place an RS order

If you wish to place an order, you can send your request to the EDQM either:

  • via the WebStore;
  • or by e-mail to orders@edqm.eu (in this case, please ensure that your order, on your company letterhead, states both the catalogue code and substance name and is attached to your e-mail).

A video has been prepared to help user ordering through the RS WebStore.

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