Change in criteria for USP dissolution performance verification tests

Walter W. Hauck, Anthony J. DeStefano, William E. Brown, Erika S. Stippler, Darrell R. Abernethy, William F. Koch, Roger L. Williams

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The US Pharmacopeial Convention has been evaluating its performance verification tests (PVT) for several years. These tests help ensure the integrity of the US Pharmacopeia performance test when a dissolution procedure, as described in General Chapter Dissolution <711>, is relied upon to test a nonsolution orally administered dosage form. One result of the evaluation is a change in the PVT criterion from one based on individual tablet results to one based on the mean and variability of a set of tablets. This paper describes the new PVT and its criterion and how its acceptance limits are derived from results of a collaborative study, explains a two-stage option for the test, and presents operating characteristics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-26
Number of pages6
JournalAAPS PharmSciTech
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Acceptance criteria
  • Data analysis
  • Dissolution test
  • Performance verification test
  • Reference standards

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmaceutical Science


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