Consolidating Your Vendor Network: Why It Is Important To Work With A Laboratory That Offers A Range Of Services

In today’s world where working with many vendors and service providers is extremely complicated and bureaucratic, it makes sense to use a “one-stop-shop”.  A phrase originated in the United States in the late 1920s or early 1930s to describe a business model offering customers the convenience of having multiple needs met in one location, instead of having to “drive all over town” to attain related services at different locations. Whitehouse Laboratories is one such location that provides all of the testing and validation services that any medical or pharmaceutical manufacturer needs to ensure the efficacy of their products, and the safe delivery to their end use.

There is a myriad of testing requirements for medical and pharmaceutical products with which Whitehouse Laboratories can assist clients; as in performance evaluation, product and package validation, and regulatory compliance certification, to mention a few areas.  Many medical and pharmaceutical companies have to complete strict approval and quality processes before a vendor or service provider can be used by their engineering or research departments.  These processes include quality audits on site, vendor surveys, quality department review and assessments, and other administrative processes.  These vendor approval processes result in significantly increased direct costs, and valuable lost time to market for product development requirements.

To circumvent the possibility of increased costs and improve the time to market for your products Whitehouse Laboratories can provide the following services all in one location under the same quality approval, and as a ISO 17025 certified facility:

  • Analytical Chemistry
    • Material Testing
    • Stability
  • Container Closure Integrity
    • USP<1207>
  • Container Qualification
    • USP <661.1> Plastic Materials of Construction
    • USP <661.2> Plastic Packaging Systems for Pharmaceutical Use
    • USP <660> Containers – Glass
    • USP <381> Elastomeric Closures for Injection
  • Drug delivery Device Testing
    • ISO 11608,
    • ISO 594 series
  • Extractable and Leachable
    • USP draft chapters <1663> and <1664>
  • Medical Device
    • ISO 10993
    • Cleaning Validation
    • Device Mechanical and Functional Testing
  • Microbiology
    • USP <51> Antimicrobial Effectiveness Testing
    • USP <61> Microbiological Examination of Nonsterile Products: Microbial Enumeration Tests
    • USP <62> Microbiological Examination of Nonsterile Products: Tests for Specified Microorganisms
    • USP <87> Biological Reactivity Tests: In-Vitro
    • USP <1231> Water for Pharmaceutical Purposes
    • Standard Methods – For the Examination of Water and Wastewater
  • Package Testing and Validation
    • ISO 11607
    • ASTM and ISTA Distribution/Transport Simulation Testing
    • Seal Integrity and Strength Testing
    • Shelf Life and Accelerated Aging
    • Environmental Simulation
  • Retains and Compliant Resolution

Considering the breadth of services offered in a single location and under one quality approval, Whitehouse Laboratories is a strategic partner for those looking to consolidate their testing services.  Subject matter experts are on hand in each discipline to provide consultation, guidance, and precise and accurate results for all your testing needs.