What are Pharmaceutical raw materials?
Pharmaceutical raw materials are the bulk drugs, consisting of both active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and inactive ingredients or excipients. APIs are pharmaceutically active and cause a desired pharmacological outcome, whereas excipients are pharmacologically inactive ingredients that are usually used as a carrier of the API in the medication.
Pharmaceutical Lab Testing of APIs
- Pharmaceutical lab testing of incoming APIs is important for summit worldwide regulatory guidelines in the pharma and healthcare industries.
- Among the most important techniques for API impurity/purity and toxicology screening are-
- High-resolution mass spectrometry
- Gas and liquid chromatography methods.
Drugs show a pharmacological impact after insertion into the body due to the definite mechanism of action of the biologically active ingredients in the product.
Industry analysts forecast the global pharmaceutical excipients market to grow at a CAGR of 6.53% through 2021 to reach $7.7B by 2022. The Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients market is expected to reach $198.8 billion by 2022 with a CAGR of 6.4%.