University of Greenwich, School of Sciences Medway Campus, Chatham Maritime, Kent, UK
Received date: November 01, 2012; Accepted date: November 03, 2012; Published date: November 05, 2012
Citation: Hassan BAR (2012) HPLC Uses and Importance in the Pharmaceutical Analysis and Industrial Field. Pharmaceut Anal Acta 3:e133. doi: 10.4172/2153-2435.1000e133
Copyright: © 2012 Hassan BAR. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is a chromatographic technique used to split a mixture of compounds in the fields of analytical chemistry, biochemistry and industrial. The main purposes for using HPLC are for identifying, quantifying and purifying the individual components of the mixture.
HPLC play an important and critical role in the field of pharmaceutical industries and analysis, since it is used to test the products and to detect the raw ingredient used to make them i.e., qualitative and quantitative analysis. Moreover, the importance of HPLC uses in these fields falls under the stringent regulations established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This obligate all pharmaceutical companies to detect the quality of their products by using the HPLC before allowing them to sell it in the global market.
The most important benefits gain from the uses of HPLC technique in the industrial and analytical field that it is help in structure elucidation and quantitative determination of impurities and degradation products in bulk drug materials and pharmaceutical formulations. These benefits which gain from the using of HPLC not only limited for the synthetic drugs and formulas but also include herbal medicine too.
Therefore it is a very important point for the open access journals to encourage researchers to work hard in order to clarify the importance of HPLC use in the industrial or analytical field.