What’s Going on at AAPS – Students Participate in HPLC Lab

Last week, a group of AAPS students performed an identification (ID) test on Acetaminophen drug substance with High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). Acetaminophen – brand name Tylenol is over the counter drug that could treat headaches, muscle aches, arthritis and reduce fever.

This experiment in our Quality Control (QC) laboratory provided students with hands-on experience preparing in standards, samples and mobile phase. Furthermore, students learned how to set-up the HPLC and how to operate the HPLC software, Empower/Millennium.

HPLC labs, such as this one, are particularly valuable to students because they prepare them with the necessary technical skills needed for a successful career in pharmaceutical QC and R&D.

Check out some photos of the lab below!

Here, students learning how to equilibrate HPLC system prior to analysis.

Here, students learning how to equilibrate HPLC system prior to analysis.

 

At AAPS, students work together on operating Millennium – validated HPLC software that is commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry.

At AAPS, students work together on operating Millennium – validated HPLC software that is commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry.