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Rapid formulation assessment of filgrastim therapeutics by a thermal stress test

Alebouyeh, M. and Tahzibi, A. and Yaghoobzadeh, S. and Zahedy, E.T. and Kiumarsi, S. and Soltanabad, M.H. and Shahbazi, S. and Amini, H. (2016) Rapid formulation assessment of filgrastim therapeutics by a thermal stress test. Biologicals, 44 (3). pp. 150-156.

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The biosimilar versions of recombinant methionyl human granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (rh-Met-G-CSF, filgrastim) are now widely available. Because changes to the formulation often lead to subtle differences, there is a critical need to define techniques to test and insure the quality of these products. The present study was designed to compare formulation and thermal stress stability of filgrastim products. The formulation ingredients including acetate, polysorbate 80, and sorbitol were determined using state-of-the-art validated analytical methods. The formulation pH and osmolality were also measured. Moreover, the stability profiles of 8 filgrastim products using thermal stress at 57 °C for 4 h were assessed by size-exclusion high-performance liquid chromatography (SE-HPLC) and in vitro biological assay. The products had different stability profiles. More stable products were within the specification for formulation and less stable products were beyond the specification limits. Altogether, the results suggest that a short-time stress study at 57 °C and analysis of filgrastim by SE-HPLC could unveil formulation problems and is potentially useful for comparability studies. © 2016 International Alliance for Biological Standardization.

Item Type: Article
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Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2016 04:55
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 09:38
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4833

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