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Temperature Stability Testing

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Temperature Stability Testing 

Temperature stability is a critical parameter in drug product development, especially during formulation development or within biosimilarity studies. The aggregation temperature (Tagg) and melting temperature (Tm) may be determined by application of a heat ramp. Stress studies at isothermal temperatures are applied to monitor time-dependent structural changes.

ZentriForce Pharma Instrumentation 

Zentriforce Pharma uses the DynaPro®Plate Reader III for temperature stability testing. We offer highest quality dynamic light scattering (DLS), as well as static light scattering (SLS) measurements. The combination of both allows us to simultaneously monitor, the formation of large particles as well as changes in the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), such as dimer formation, and its soluble aggregates.

The DynaPro®Plate Reader III  can perform measurements at small sample volumes (down to 4 µl).  At the same time, the instrument offers highest available sensitivity and allows us to measure at low concentrations.

The use of a well-plate-based approach provides the opportunity to screen a large number of samples in parallel. This reduces the cost per measured sample. Another benefit that comes with this setup is the elimination of contamination risk of the instrument by previously measured samples. Furthermore, comparability of results increases by simultaneous measurement of multiple samples.  We also offer to implement a system suitability check and/or a reference standard into your sample set.

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The simultaneous detection of both, SLS and DLS signals, allows us to screen the melting (Tm), aggregation (Tagg) and onset temperatures (Tonset) at the same time. This information can help to understand both the temperature dependence of the colloidal and conformational stability at the same time. 

Additionally, we offer to set up isothermal stress studies with a high number of samples simultaneously. We are thus able to assess the temperature stability of different samples, e.g. within a formulation development. 

Zentriforce Pharma Temperature Stability Testing Services

Our scientists have worked on a wide range of biopharmaceutical products and offer an expertise that helps keep the expenses of method development as low as possible for you. We provide highest quality results and keep the throughput high as well. We can therefore assure to keep the cost per sample measurement low.

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Temperature Stability Testing Specifications

Main OutputTemperature stability (Tonset, Tm, Tagg)
Size range0.5 – 1000 nm; 1 kDa to 1 Mda
Aditional Outputstime/temperature dependent Size distribution (rH or dH); molecular weight (Mw)
Sample Volume4 µL to 150 µL
Measurement typewell plate (96, 384 or 1536)
Temperature range 4°C to 85°C
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