Stability Testing and Storage Conditions

Secure conditions and broad range of parameters

Pace Analytical Life Sciences (PLS) offers more than 15,000 cubic feet of storage space, with conditions maintained at set-points and tolerances consistent with ICH requirements and custom stability storage conditions.  All stability chambers feature controlled access and are fully mapped and continuously monitored for temperature/humidity at multiple locations by a validated computerized monitoring system. The use of multiple sensors throughout the chambers reduces the risk of out-of-tolerance microenvironments and aids in the management of varying chamber load configurations. Storage is alarmed for out-of-tolerance conditions and supplied with back-up power systems.

ICH Storage Conditions:

Pace Analytical maintains controlled temperature / humidity chambers for long-term, intermediate, and accelerated studies for each of the ICH Climatic zones.

  • ICH Refrigerated = 5°C, Walk-In
  • ICH Climatic Zone I, Long-term Storage = 21°C/45% RH
  • ICH Climatic Zone II, Long-term Storage = 25°C/60% RH, Walk-In
  • ICH Climatic Zone III, Long-term Storage = 30°C/35% RH
  • ICH Climatic Zone IV, Long-term Storage = 30°C/65% RH, Walk-In
  • ICH Climatic Zone IVb, Long-term Storage = 30°C/75% RH
  • ICH Accelerated = 40°C/75% RH, Walk-In

Our Full List of current ICH- and custom-condition stability storage:

  • -80°C, Reach-In
  • -20°C, Reach-In
  • 5°C, Walk-In (ICH Refrigerated)
  • 21°C/45% RH (ICH Climatic Zone I, Long-term Storage)
  • 25°C/40% RH, Walk-In
  • 25°C/60% RH, Walk-In (ICH Climatic Zone II, Long-term Storage)
  • 30°C/35% RH (ICH Climatic Zone III, Long-term Storage)
  • 30°C/65% RH, Walk-In (ICH Climatic Zone IV, Long-term Storage)
  • 30°C/75% RH (ICH Climatic Zone IVb, Long-term Storage)
  • 40°C/75% RH, Walk-In
  • 50°C/10% RH
  • 50°C/ Ambient RH
  • 60°C/ Ambient RH
  • 37°C, 45°C and 50°C Accelerated Aging
  • Custom conditions and reach-in chambers
  • Photo-Stability, ICH Q1b (Option 2)

The conditions maintained are subject to change based on the demands of client studies, and new conditions are frequently added. Contact your Project Manager or Account Executive to discuss your study. Let us confirm capacity and provide a storage proposal to address your needs.

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