Friday 20 February 2009

Books now available from MTS

I am pleased to introduce a new product available from MTS. You can now purchase books which are based on our popular courses. They provide practical and current information on topics relating to pharmaceutical analysis. The aim of MTS books is to enable the reader to apply their learning in the laboratory straightaway and thus they act as ‘how to’ laboratory guidebooks. This makes them an ideal training solution for restricted budgets.

Currently available:

An Introduction to HPLC for Pharmaceutical Analysis (£29.27)

This book is aimed at those who are new to HPLC. Whether you are a new starter in an analytical laboratory, an experienced scientist new to HPLC, a recent graduate, or a student, it provides an invaluable guide about how HPLC is actually used when analysing pharmaceuticals. Additionally, the book is full of practical advice on the operation of HPLC systems combined with the necessary theoretical knowledge to ensure understanding of the technique.

Key features include:

  • A thorough discussion of the stationary phase enabling the reader to make sense of the many parameters used to describe a HPLC column.
  • Practical advice and helpful hints for the preparation and use of mobile phase.
  • A complete overview of each of the different components which together make up a HPLC system.
  • A description of the contents of a typical HPLC analytical method and how to interpret these.
  • A step-by-step guide on how to follow a method and set up a HPLC analysis.
  • A discussion of system suitability criteria and how to interpret the values obtained during an analysis.
  • Explanation of the common methods of calibration and quantification used for pharmaceutical analysis.

Coming soon:

Validation of Analytical Methods for Pharmaceutical Analysis

This book provides information on how to validate an analytical method including interpretation of the available guidelines. In particular, the ICH guidelines Q2(R1) ‘Validation of Analytical Procedures: Text and Methodology’, from which sections have been reproduced with the kind permission of the ICH Secretariat. The validation process of planning a study, executing the study, and interpretation and reporting of the results is described fully, and the theory regarding the purpose of validation and the practical aspect of performing a study are combined in this book.

In the pipeline:

A Beginner’s Guide to Developing HPLC Methods for Pharmaceutical Analysis

The aim of this book is to provide a ‘how to’ for the beginner who is facing a HPLC method development challenge. It provides a step-by-step strategy which enables the reader to perform method development experiments in the laboratory. The major important concepts associated with HPLC are introduced progressively throughout the book so that the reader can develop their expertise and make appropriate decisions at the key stages in the development of their method.