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LGC’s Mike Ludlow speaks at 4th Annual Extractables and Leachables conference in Berlin

02 Dec 2010

LGC’s Mike Ludlow speaks at Berlin conference on extractables* and leachables

Mike Ludlow, a senior Study Manager in the pharmaceuticals team at LGC, an international leading provider of trace and complex services to the pharmaceutical and food sectors, will present a selection of case studies on ‘Extractables and Leachables* traced to labelling and production processes’ at E&L 2010 in Berlin, Germany on 8-9 December 2010.

Extractables & Leachables 2010 will bring together a comprehensive representation of best practice examples in the pharmaceutical packaging industry, as well as the latest regulatory updates, legal perspectives and technical innovations from pharmaceutical companies and materials suppliers.

This year’s conference, which will run in parallel with the PIRA Plastics & Paper in Contact with Foodstuffs forum, will bring together packaging safety professionals from the both the pharmaceutical and food & beverage industries to share ideas and discuss regulatory developments in the packaging environment.

Co-chairs of the Extractable and Leachables conference are: Dr Carsten Worsoe, Novo Nordisk, Denmark and Dr Thomas Egert, Boehringer Ingelheim, Germany.

Mike Ludlow's presentation on Thursday 9 December at 11.30 am will include a series of case studies illustrating the wide variety of potential additional sources of contaminants in pharmaceutical products. These include several examples of process-related materials being introduced to the drug product and an investigation where a number of analytical techniques were combined in order to identify a series of by-product contaminants.

For more information visit the Extractables & Leachables 2010 website at

* Extractables: Compounds that can be extracted from product-contact materials under exaggerated conditions (temperature, time and surface area) when in the presence of an appropriate solvent or solvents.

  Leachables: Compounds that leach from product-contact materials when in direct contact with the formulation under normal processing conditions.