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Analytics Validating the compatibility of containment solutions for your drug product


Testing services for containment selection and registration preparation

SCHOTT Pharma Services provides analytical testing that validates the compatibility of your containment solution for the requirements of your specific drug products. This generates objective data to support the selection of the ideal containment solution, solve root-cause challenges, and prepare regulatory-compliant evidence for your drug product submission.

Our experts combine SCHOTT’s heritage in material and surface science with a deep knowledge of pharma-specific requirements and the challenges of drug containment. Our two laboratories in Germany and the US are DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025-accredited and FDA-registered, and offer:

  • Over 40 years of experience in the analysis of all types of pharmaceutical containment system.
  • A dedicated contract laboratory group separate from the container business. This enables the confidential comparison of containment systems, including components from different suppliers.
  • The capability to evaluate syringes, cartridges, vials, ampoules, and autoinjectors with all types of associated components (for example, rubber stoppers, plungers, caps, and needle shields) and upstream contact materials, such as filters, silicone tubing, and carboys.
Pharmaceutical packaging products and components

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Results made easy: let SCHOTT Pharma coordinate your study

SCHOTT Pharma can support all analytical aspects of your study, from the design to the presentation of results. Once there is alignment on the study proposal and samples have been submitted, we will co-ordinate all aspects of study preparation and execution.

From depyrogenation, through drug and placebo filling, autoclaving, and storage for accelerated ageing studies, to simulation of specific application scenarios and interpretation of results, SCHOTT Pharma experts will help your study deliver reliable conclusions.

SCHOTT Pharma Analytics can help your study deliver reliable conclusions

Our core competence: we develop customized methods

Regulatory guidance is available for all types of compatibility studies. However, many methods – especially those concerning drug-container interaction – require customization to reflect the specifics of drug, materials, boundary conditions, and study goals.

Over the last 40 years, our staff have become experts in transforming those specific requirements into validated protocols. Since SCHOTT Pharma has access to the facilities of SCHOTT Group’s Research Center, we offer unrivaled variety in study design based on state-of-the-art equipment typically only available in universities.


Contract lab – Independent and objective analysis of containment components and systems from different suppliers.


Fully accredited – We are DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025-accredited and FDA-registered to guarantee the acceptability of your study results by regulatory authorities.

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Global presence – With labs in North America and Europe, our experts are always close and able to provide a fast response during business hours.

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Unrivaled expertise – 40 years of detailed insights into the methods, materials, and practices of pharma packaging deliver results you can build your product on.

Pharma analytics: How to proceed

SCHOTT Pharma Services’ team of specialists is available to offer support and advice about your pharmaceutical packaging challenge. We offer a complete process that will take you from initial request to effective solution.

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1. Get in touch

Tell us about your current needs using the contact form below, or phone us directly (see number in contact information below).

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2. Receive a study proposal

Based on your information, our scientific experts will advise you and create a customized study proposal that conforms to the latest regulatory guidelines.

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3. Quotation and sample requirements

Based on your feedback, we will provide a quotation, comprising a detailed study protocol and instructions for sample selection, packaging, and submission.

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4. Sample submission

You then send the samples to our laboratories with a completed submission form, proforma invoice, and material safety data sheet.

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Dr. Matthias Bicker

Dr. Matthias Bicker

Scientific Advisor Pharma Services

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