Analytical Capabilities

Over the years, FCAD has gathered an extensive know-how not only in the synthesis of fine chemicals, but also in the analysis of these compounds. The implementation of suitable analytical methods, an experienced, well-trained staff, and state-of-the-art equipment are important prerequisites for FCAD to maintain the superior quality of its products and to meet the expectations of even the most demanding customer. Besides performing all analytical tests demanded by the regulatory authorities for the respective API we also conduct stability studies and test for interactions with packaging materials or other materials that might come into contact with the active. Our high analytical standards apply not only to our APIs but to all of our products.

We constantly develop and validate new analytical methods, aiming at setting industrial standards in the analysis of fine chemicals. Currently, our products are analyzed by the following methods on a routine basis:

Chromatographic Techniques

High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
High Performance Liquid Chromatography coupled with Mass Spectroscopy (HPLC-MS)
Ultra-High Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC)
Ultra-High Performance Liquid Chromatography coupled with Mass Spectroscopy (UPLC-MS)
Thin Layer Chromatography (TLC)
Gas Chromatography (GC)
Ion Chromatography (IC)

Spectroscopic Methods

Electrospray Mass Spectrometry (ESI-MS Iontrap & TOF)
Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS)
Infrared Spectroscopy (IR)
UV/VIS Spectroscopy
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (1H & 13C NMR)

Other Techniques

Amino Acid Analysis (AAA)
Elemental Analysis (CHN)
Enantiomer Content
Total Organic Carbon (TOC)
Total Viable Aerobic Counts
Endotoxins (LAL-test)
Heavy Metals
Sulfated Ash
Residue on Ignition

Technological Capabilities

  • Chemical Research

    Chemical Research to remain competitive and meet the demand for more complex structures.

  • Manufacturing Support

    Manufacturing Support Service for process transfer from the development stage to production.

  • Application Research

    Application Research with continuous investment to bridge the gap between basic research and application.

  • Manufacturing Capabilities

    Manufacturing Capabilities from research level production to full cGMP manufacturing.