• 08 APR 13
    Analytical Capabilities

    Analytical Capabilities

    Over the years, FCAD has gathered an extensive know-how not only in the synthesis of fine chemicals, but also in the analysis of these compounds. The implementation of suitable analytical methods, an experienced, well-trained staff, and state-of-the-art equipment are important prerequisites for FCAD to maintain the superior quality of its products and to meet the expectations of even the most demanding customer. Besides performing all analytical tests demanded by the regulatory authorities for the respective API we also conduct stability studies and test for interactions with packaging materials or other materials that might come into contact with the active. Our high analytical standards apply not only to our APIs but to all of our products.

    We constantly develop and validate new analytical methods, aiming at setting industrial standards in the analysis of fine chemicals. Currently, our products are analyzed by the following methods on a routine basis:

    Chromatographic Techniques

    High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
    High Performance Liquid Chromatography coupled with Mass Spectroscopy (HPLC-MS)
    Ultra-High Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC)
    Ultra-High Performance Liquid Chromatography coupled with Mass Spectroscopy (UPLC-MS)
    Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)
    Gas Chromatography (GC)
    Ion Chromatography (IC)

    Spectroscopic Methods

    Electrospray Mass Spectrometry (ESI-MS Iontrap & TOF)
    Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS)
    Infrared Spectroscopy (IR)
    UV/VIS Spectroscopy
    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (1H & 13C NMR)

    Other Techniques

    Amino Acid Analysis (AAA)
    Elemental Analysis (CHN)
    Enantiomer Content
    Polarimetry
    Refractometry
    Titration
    Turbidimetry
    Osmolality
    Total Organic Carbon (TOC)
    Total Viable Aerobic Counts
    Endotoxins (LAL-test)
    Heavy Metals
    Sulfated Ash
    Residue on Ignition

    Technological Capabilities

    • Chemical Research

      Chemical Research to remain competitive and meet the demand for more complex structures.

    • Manufacturing Support

      Manufacturing Support Service for process transfer from the development stage to production.

    • Manufacturing Capabilities

      Manufacturing Capabilities from research level production to full cGMP manufacturing.

    • Application Research

      Application Research with continuous investment to bridge the gap between basic research and application.

Service & Support

  • Manufacturing Support Service for process transfer from the development stage to production.

  • Method Development & Validation Service for the analytical portfolio and the entire life cycle of a drug.

  • Process Optimization Service to developing a new process or improve existing synthetic route.

  • Formulation Development Service for surfactants, preservatives, fragrances, resins, pigments…

  • Custom Synthesis Service provided by our professional teams focusing on different classes.