Stability Indicating HPLC methods – part 1

When we are hired to develop a stability indicating method for our clients, what do we do? The types of questions that need to be addressed depends on the stage of development that the method will be used for.  First a few basic definitions. What is a stability indicating method? A stability indicating method is a quantitative test method that can detect possible degradants and impurities of...

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Halloween at Velesco

It was a big week last week at Velesco.  Our building hosted a Halloween party consisting of pumpkin decorating and costume contests.  Beth and I dressed up, but didn’t win anything for our awesome costumes. Velesco’s evil Santa pumpkin won 2nd place and a MASSIVE box of chocolates!   Sarah, holding our...

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Long overdue pictures of Nepal

Velesco’s Philanthropy Extremely long overdue: a few pictures from my trip to Nepal, eye surgery camp and trekking in the Himalayas. Cataract camp in Jiri!  There are a lot of happy people about to see for the first time in years.   Mount Everest as seen from Tengboche Monastery. Prayer flags in the...

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Velesco’s philanthropy

It has been several weeks since we have blogged.  Times have been busy at Velesco and priorities shifted towards projects and philanthropic pursuits. As a company and as individuals, we try to be good world citizens.  Recently I had a chance to take a long stretch off of work and spend my time in Nepal helping with a humanitarian cataract surgery camp with the University of Utah’s Moran Eye...

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Velesco’s Non-Clinical Formulation Philosophy – Part 2

Apologies for the long delay between part 1 and 2 of this topic.  I’m sure that everyone was waiting with bated breath! Last time, I wrote about the importance of order of addition to the successful solubilization of drugs.  This time, I will touch on energy and some notes that early drug developers need to know about solid state chemistry and solubility. There are many great resources that...

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