In January 2020, the European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.) launched a public consultation on a new general chapter on Balances (2.1.7).
This important general chapter is limited to balances used for analytical purposes and as such is the basis of every analytical procedure described in the European Pharmacopoeia. The new text details requirements for checking instruments between calibrations, during routine use. The performance checks have been limited to verifying repeatability and sensitivity, which are considered to be the two most significant parameters for the performance of balances. This general chapter completes existing guidelines and requirements for the use and qualification of balances established elsewhere.
Users and concerned parties can submit their comments in Pharmeuropa 32.1 until 31 March 2020. Please use this last opportunity to send us your contributions!