Detecting Foreign Particulate Matter (FPM) is a critical quality metric for many drug products. The FDA and USP have produced guidance detailing the acceptable levels of FPM in various drug formulations. Injectable drug products bypass natural biological barriers to deliver the active ingredient (API) to the body’s systemic circulation system. If FPM is present in the drug product it will also be delivered in this manner, which represents a significant safety risk. Testing for FPM in orally inhaled and nasal drug products (OINDPs) is discussed by the International Pharmaceutical Aerosol Consortium on Regulation and Science (IPAC-RS).

Identifying FPM can?help?determine?its source?and troubleshoot how it got there, as well as helping to assess the risk that its presence might pose. 

The challenge now becomes how to identify this particulate material and capture its size and shape. In this webinar, we describe the techniques of automated static image analysis and Morphologically-Directed Raman Spectroscopy (MDRS) to automatically count and identify FPM in injectable and inhalable drugs. You’ll also learn how troubleshooting has become quicker and easier with the latest enhancements to the Morphologi 4-ID, including improved identification of protein aggregates. 


Measurement type:
Particle shape
Particle size
Particle concentration
August 25 2020 - August 25 2020
10:30 - 11:30
Eastern Time [US & Canada]
Event type:
Webinar - Live
Morphologi 4-ID
Image analysis


Join us and our guest speaker Kevin Dahl, a Morphologi 4-ID user from KBI Biopharma, to learn: 

  • How Morphologi 4 is routinely used in the pharmaceutical industry to enumerate FPM 
  • How the latest enhancements to the Morphologi 4-ID make FPM troubleshooting in injectable protein formulation drugs quicker and easier 
  • Why MDRS is used as part of KBI Biopharma’s workflow to identify protein agglomerates and other FPM to help with root cause analysis


Guest Presenter: Kevin Dahl of KBI Pharma

More information

- Who should attend?
Anyone interested in FPM detection, Automated image analysis and or those working with USP 788

- What will you learn?
How image analysis is coupled with Raman spectroscopy to scan samples and identify foreign particulate matter.
How MDRS compliments dynamic imaging and other spectroscopy techniques in a biopharma analysis workflow.
How MDRS can automate this process and resolve component-specific particle morphology.