The EDQM announces the availability of a new reference standard: Sodium aminosalicylate dihydrate for equipment qualification CRS 1 replacing the former Amoxicillin trihydrate for performance verification CRS, which will be discontinued as of 1 April 2018.
The new reference standard (RS) comes with enhanced features compared to the former beta-lactam based RS. In addition to simpler and faster sample preparation, the new CRS allows for a broader spectrum of applications as, unlike the previous RS, it can be used for all applications described in the Ph. Eur. chapter on micro determination of water (2.5.32) and not only the oven technique.
Sodium aminosalicylate dihydrate for equipment qualification CRS 1 is only available from the EDQM. More details here.
The EDQM offers more than 2700 Reference Standards, 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 European Pharmacopoeia (Ph. Eur.). The reference standards catalogue is constantly renewed and updated; in 2017, nearly 70 new reference standards were added and 247 batches were replaced.