For shorter approval times: New process simulates decomposition of too long stored drugs in 15 minutes

Before their approval, pharmaceuticals not only have to be tested for their effectiveness and safety, but also for their stability, since they are usually stored in pharmacies and private households for years and are not allowed to change. To test their stability, a process is needed that decomposes the drug „in fast motion“.
Such a method was recently developed by a team of scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Catalysis in Rostock (LIKAT), the RWTH Aachen University and the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, accompanied by the company RD&C (Vienna, Austria). The research results have now been published in the journal ACS Central Science.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft