The GEONs API-fingerprint program: Tackling falsifications of APIs

Last updated on 10-10-2022 by Eric Deconinck

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Falsification of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) has been recognized as an important health issue since a series of health scares involving large numbers of casualties happened when altered APIs escaped detection in routine analytical testing. Any form of tampering the content or information about the content might affect the quality of the API, the finished product and therefore constitutes a direct threat to the health of patients (Position paper for OMCLs on API surveillance, EDQM). The conventional analytical approach often fails to detect falsification since the quality and qu…

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