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NSF Reference Standards to be Traceable to U.S., European Pharmacopeial Standards

August 8, 2011

NSF International, which has 25 years of pharmaceutical expertise through its NSF Health Sciences Division, is launching NSF Reference Standards™, which will produce reference standards that are traceable to official U.S. and European pharmacopeial standards, according to a press release. Pharmaceutical manufacturers worldwide use reference standards as comparative standards to demonstrate the identity, purity, quality and strength of their pharmaceutical products and ingredients. Traceability of NSF Reference Standards to official pharmacopeial standards is established through rigorous collaborative laboratory testing against official standards in accordance with the principles of cGMPs. Each NSF Reference Standard is tested to meet the compendial requirements of the individual pharmacopeial monographs and includes a detailed documentation package with a Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet.