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See detailDesign Spaces for Analytical Methods
Rozet, Eric ULg; Lebrun, Pierre ULg; Debrus, Benjamin ULg et al

in Trends in Analytical Chemistry [=TRAC] (2013), 42

Since the adoption of the ICH Q8 document concerning the development of pharmaceutical processes following a Quality by Design (QbD) approach, there have been many discussions on the opportunity for ... [more ▼]

Since the adoption of the ICH Q8 document concerning the development of pharmaceutical processes following a Quality by Design (QbD) approach, there have been many discussions on the opportunity for analytical method developments to follow a similar approach. A key component of the QbD paradigm is the definition of the Design Space of analytical methods where assurance of quality is provided. Several Design Spaces for analytical methods have been published, stressing the importance of this concept. This paper aims at explaining what is an analytical method Design Space, why it is useful for the robust development and optimization of analytical methods and how to build such a Design Space. A strong emphasis is made by distinguishing the usual mean response surface approach, overlapping mean response surfaces and the desirability function one to other probabilistic approaches as only these last ones correctly define a Design Space. In addition, recent publications assessing the Design Space of analytical methods are reviewed and discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailTotal Error and Uncertainty: Friends or Foes?
Rozet, Eric ULg; Dewe, Walthere; Rudaz, Serge et al

in Trends in Analytical Chemistry [=TRAC] (2011), 30(5), 797-806

The guidelines ISO 17025 and ISO 15189 aim at improving the quality assurance scheme of laboratories. Reliable analytical results are of core importance due to the critical decisions that are taken with ... [more ▼]

The guidelines ISO 17025 and ISO 15189 aim at improving the quality assurance scheme of laboratories. Reliable analytical results are of core importance due to the critical decisions that are taken with them. Therefore among other topics, these documents require that analytical methods be validated and that laboratories should be able to provide measurement uncertainty of their measured routine results. To evaluate analytical methods fitness of purpose, total error has been and is more and more applied to assess reliability of results generated by analytical methods. However, the ISO requirement to estimate measurement uncertainty seems in opposition with the total error concept, leading to delays in their implementation by laboratories and increased confusion for the analysts. Thus, this article aims at clarifying the divergences between total error and measurement uncertainty, but also to discuss their main similarities and give some emphasise to their implementations. [less ▲]

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