Perry G. Wang and Albert I. Wertheimer

Counterfeit Medicines Volume II Detection, Identification and Analysis

Perry G. Wang and Albert I. Wertheimer Hardback

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Counterfeit pharmaceuticals present a real threat to legitimate pharmaceutical manufacturers and can be potentially damaging to a  company’s reputation and financial position. This book describes the different analytical techniques that can be used to distinguish between genuine and counterfeit pharmaceutical products. A variety of techniques in spectroscopy and chromatography are covered and case studies are included.

This book is the second volume of a two volume series dealing with counterfeit and substandard pharmaceuticals. It deals with the technical approaches to stop this scourge, and Volume I examines the economic and financial side of this dilemma. It covers non-destructive testing, the use of sophisticated laboratory apparatus, and other quantitative anti-counterfeiting approaches.

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Author Biography

Perry G. Wang received his BS degree in Chemistry from Shandong University, China. He earned his MS and PhD degrees in Environmental Engineering from Oregon State University, USA.


He is currently a research chemist in the Office of Regulatory Science, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) in College Park, Maryland. His interests include analytical method development and validation for drugs and constituents in foods and cosmetic products using advanced instrumentation. His expertise focuses on high-throughput drug analysis by LC/MS/MS. His current research focuses on developing analytical methods for constituents in cosmetics and dietary supplements
by GC/MS/MS and LC/MS/MS. He has edited or co-edited three books: Hydrophilic Interaction Liquid Chromatography (HILIC) and advanced Applications (ISBN: 9781439807538, CRC Press, 2011); Monolithic Chromatography and its Modern Applications (ISBN: 9781906799038, ILM Publications, 2010); and High-Throughput Analysis in the Pharmaceutical Industry (ISBN: 9781420059533, CRC Press, 2008). Dr Wang has published numerous peer-reviewed papers in drug analysis, cosmetics and food safety. Since 2006, he has been invited to prepare, organise and preside over symposia for the Pittsburg Conference (Pittcon). He has been an invited
speaker at international conferences including Pittcon, Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting of the ACS, Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), Beijing Conference and Exhibition on Instrumental Analysis (BCEIA) and International Symposium on Chemical Biology and Combinatorial Chemistry (ICCBCC). He has been invited to teach short courses at Pittcon, ACS, Eastern
Analytical Symposium (EAS) and Calibration & Validation Group (Canada).


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