(1997; 248 pages) [French]
This laboratory is designed to deal with some 1500 full analyses per year and is equipped to provide for almost all types of test for drug identity and purity, all assays for content and strength based on chemical, instrumental, and microbiological techniques, and various performance tests for dosage forms.
The laboratory has several discrete components, including a chemical unit, an instrumental unit, a microbiological unit, a unit for biological safety tests (e.g. pyrogen testing), a pharmacognostic unit and, if appropriate, a special dosage-form unit. It should also have a library of reference books, manuals, and professional and scientific journals.