Navigation Links
Reducing gene-damaging impurities in medicines

Drug manufacturers have been adjusting to strict new government standards that limit the amount of potentially harmful impurities in medicine, according to the cover story of the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), ACS' weekly newsmagazine. The impurities are "genotoxic," capable of damaging the DNA in genes.

C&EN Senior Correspondent Ann Thayer notes that internationally accepted regulations long have limited the levels of impurities permitted in prescription drugs. But guidelines have not covered so-called genotoxic impurities (GTIs), substances that can potentially increase the risk of cancer. That changed in 2007, after European regulators put guidelines in place and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration soon after followed suit. The challenging new limits for GTIs are about 1,000 times lower than the levels allowed for most other impurities.

Although drug companies are complying with the guidelines, some regard the limits as too strict, the article notes. Some industry scientists also question the approaches proposed to categorize and test for GTIs. Nevertheless, drug companies are working to change or control their manufacturing methods so that GTIs either do not form in the first place or form at much lower levels.


Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Forest peoples rights key to reducing emissions from deforestation
2. Providing toilets, safe water is top route to reducing world poverty: UN University
3. Pollinator decline not reducing crop yields just yet
4. Reducing the damage of a heart attack
5. Effectiveness of progesterone in reducing preterm births may be altered by genetic predisposition
6. Biofuels can provide viable, sustainable solution to reducing petroleum dependence
7. Reducing CO2 through technology and smart growth
8. Reducing animal experiments through top-class research
9. Reducing the roadworks
10. The coming of biofuels: Study shows reducing gasoline emissions will benefit human health
11. Reducing risk of hospitalization in the elderly
Post Your Comments:
(Date:4/15/2016)... CHICAGO , April 15, 2016  A ... companies make more accurate underwriting decisions in a ... offering timely, competitively priced and high-value life insurance ... health screenings. With Force Diagnostics, rapid ... and lifestyle data readings (blood pressure, weight, pulse, ...
(Date:3/31/2016)... , March 31, 2016   ... ("LegacyXChange" or the "Company") LegacyXChange is excited ... of its soon to be launched online site for ... ) will also provide potential shareholders a ... DNA technology to an industry that is notorious for ...
(Date:3/22/2016)... PUNE, India , March 22, 2016 ... new market research report "Electronic Sensors Market for ... Fingerprint, Proximity, & Others), Application (Communication & ... and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022", ... consumer industry is expected to reach USD ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/27/2016)... 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - BIOREM Inc. (TSX-V: BRM) ("Biorem" or ... its major shareholders, Clean Technology Fund I, LP and ... based venture capital funds which together hold ... a fully diluted, as converted basis), that they have ... entire equity holdings in Biorem to TUS Holdings Co. ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... Parallel ... clinical trials, announced today the Clinical Reach Virtual Patient Encounter CONSULT module ... circle with the physician and clinical trial team. , Using the CONSULT module, patients ...
(Date:6/27/2016)...  Liquid Biotech USA , ... Sponsored Research Agreement with The University of Pennsylvania ... cancer patients.  The funding will be used to ... clinical outcomes in cancer patients undergoing a variety ... employed to support the design of a therapeutic, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Epic Sciences unveiled a ... susceptible to PARP inhibitors by targeting homologous recombination ... The new test has already been incorporated into ... cancer types. Over 230 clinical trials ... pathways, including PARP, ATM, ATR, DNA-PK and WEE-1. ...
Breaking Biology Technology: