Analytical Capabilities

Oakwood Labs offers a full range of in-house analytical testing capabilities to support formulation development and clinical supply manufacturing. The advantage of having these in-house capabilities are rapid turnaround for results and close interaction between the analytical and formulation teams. We have fully functioning labs within both the R&D facility and GMP facility, including quality control chemistry and microbiology. Our expertise ranges from initial method development, all the way to full validation for Phase III clinical material and commercial production that meets globally harmonized standards. In addition to analytical testing and method development, Oakwood also performs ICH compliant stability studies including accelerated, intermediate, and long-term conditions.

Our typical characterization analysis to support formulation development of microsphere based products focuses on the four following tests:

Analysis Method
Drug Load (% drug encapsulated) HPLC Assay
Particle Size and Volume Distribution Laser Diffraction
Residual Solvent Gas Chromatography
In Vitro Release Shaker Bath or USP II/IV Apparatus, HPLC Assay

Full Range of Analytical Testing Capabilities:

  • HPLC
  • UHPLC
  • GC
  • GPC
  • In vitro dissolution
  • Laser diffraction particle sizing
  • DSC
  • UV/Vis
  • Karl Fischer
  • LC/MS (external)
  • GC/MS (external)
  • NMR (external)

Whether you have limited methods developed for your product or fully validated methods, Oakwood can assist. Reach out to our team today to learn how we can initiate a seamless method transfer and begin developing robust analytical methods with quick turnarounds for your product.