Additionally, one of the new offerings includes an upfront shipping route risk assessment, followed by conditioning and comprehensive product quality testing to ensure that transit conditions do not impact product quality. The conditioning can be performed using an onsite automated thermal cycling chamber that can control temperature and humidity to a defined set point. The chamber also supports customer-specific requests and automated temperature cycling studies with a qualified operating range of ‑70°C to +180 °C, and 10 % RH to 98 % RH. SGS also provides onsite investigational support with its characterization techniques, and has implemented a revised review structure designed to provide faster turnaround of data and reports.
“Quality was a guiding principle and has been built into training, laboratory design and documentation,” said Andrew Reason, group manager, SGS M-Scan Europe. “These services were established to systematically align with quality in order to achieve solid, regulatory compliance.”
Anne Hays, executive vice president, SGS Life Science Services, added, “SGS’s approach to formulation design minimizes material requirements and costs to the customer with rapid results because optimization is based upon knowledge of protein characteristics versus new method development.”