Method validation: A complex concept


Author(s): Ambrose Furey

I welcome all to the current issue of Pharmaceutical Methods, and thank all our contributors. The reader will find that many of the articles that are published in the current issue refer to method validation and in particular to the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines as the basis for their approach. The ICH was launched in 1990, with the objective of harmonizing technical and regulatory approaches in the Pharma-Chem industry between international markets, with the ultimate objective being the protection of human health.