HERMES PHARMA has a department dedicated to analytical development and stability testing. Our highly qualified team includes pharmacists, (food) chemists, chemical engineers, pharmaceutical engineers, pharmaceutical assistants, and chemical assistants. We maintain air-conditioned storage facilities for stability testing according to ICH (International Conferences on Harmonization) guidelines.



Our team specializes in:

  • Developing analytical methods required to test content (assay), content uniformity, and impurities for a specific API
  • Optimizing and validating analysis methods for chemical-synthetic and active herbal ingredients
  • Implementing comprehensive stability testing programs under diverse climatic conditions and in various packaging materials during the development phase according to ICH
  • Conducting ongoing stability tests during commercial production as part of a quality assurance program
  • Developing custom analytical methods as requested by clients

Our expertise encompasses the following analytical methods:

  • HPLC (High Pressure Liquid Chromatography with UV, DAD and RI detectors)
  • AAS (Atomic Absorption Spectrometry) for flame and furnace analysis
  • IC (Ion Chromatography with UV detection, conductometry, post-column derivatization)
  • TLC (Thin-Layer Chromatography)
  • FT-IR (Infrared spectroscopy)
  • NIR (Near-Infrared Spectroscopy) for PAT (Process Analytical Technology) applications
  • UV/VIS SP (spectral photometry)
  • Viscosity measurement
  • Volumetry (titration stations with different indication methods)
  • Dissolution test with paddles/baskets (Ph.Eur apparatus 1&2), reciprocating cylinder (Ph.Eur apparatus 3)
  • Methods to record physical, chemical and technological parameters