General Information

Lipomed Reference Standards are available as calibrated ready to use (RTU) solutions and as calibrated ready to use (RTU) powders filled in ampules or in 20 ml vials respectively.
  

Lipomed Reference Standards are also available as powders in standard pack sizes of 10 mg, 50 mg and 100 mg.

Lipomed Reference Standards are not to be used for any controlled preclinical or clinical studies.


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  • Why choose Lipomed Reference Standards
  • Calibrated Reference Standards available in both powder form and as solutions from a single source.


    Retest dates instead of expiry dates provided for most of Lipomed Reference Standards' lot.


    Large choice of standard strengths and quantities available: 0.1 mg/ml, 1 mg, 1 mg/ml, 10 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg.


    Special products available such as alcohol biomarkers, designer drugs, opiates glucuronides, «street heroin», THCA-A, etc.


    Fast delivery from local stocks held in Switzerland, Germany and the USA.


    High quality Reference Standards supplied with lot-specific certificates of analysis.


    Lot-to-lot consistency regulated by rigorous product specifications and quality control SOPs.


    Check Lipomed's quality before ordering: product specifications available online.


    Competitive pricing.
     

  • RTU Powder Reference Standards
  • Lipomed's 1 mg vials contain high precision calibrated freeze-dried Reference Standards to an accuracy of 1.000 ± 0.050 mg of free drug substance in 20 ml amber glass septum-capped vials.

    Instructions for the safe use of RTU Powder Reference Standards
    Calibrated standard solutions are prepared in an easy and safe way as follows:

    1. Clip off the aluminum center of the cap.
    2. Add the solvent of choice through the septum using a gas tight precision syringe. Gently shake and invert the vial several times to ensure complete dissolution of the powder.
    3. Withdraw the desired volume of calibrated solution through the septum using a syringe.
     

  • RTU Solution Reference Standards
  • Lipomed's 1 mg/ml and 0.1 mg/ml ampoules contain high precision calibrated Reference Standards to an accuracy of 1.000 ± 0.050 mg/ml and 0.100 ± 0.005 mg/ml of free drug substance in sealed amber glass ampoules under argon for added stability. Lipomed's ampoules are over-filled to ensure that the target volume of 1 ml can be quantitatively transferred.

  • Safety
  • All products mentioned in this catalog have to be considered potentially toxic substances and must be handled by suitably trained staff.

  • Shelf life
  • Stability monitoring is performed on all Reference Standards at appropriate intervals.

    For most of Lipomed's Reference Standards, Retest Dates are provided on the Certificates of Analysis, together with the corresponding batch numbers. Retests are performed by Lipomed prior to the stated retest dates. This allows for a valid extension of the retested batch subject to successful retest, proper storage and unopened ampoules/vials.

    Updated Certificates of Analysis are available on the website or by e-mail: ussales@lipomed.com (USA, Canada, Bermuda) and webmail@lipomed.com (all other countries).

    Retest and expiry dates should be read as per end of the stated month.

  • Storage
  • Airtight storage at a temperature of 2 – 8° C in a dark location is recommended, unless otherwise indicated on the certificate of analysis.

  • Use
  • Lipomed's Reference Standards are specified for laboratory research only and must not be used in humans or animals.

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