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Learn to design a compliant pharmaceutical stability program you can apply in your workplace, overcoming common challenges

Course Overview

Stability testing is a major requirement in the development of a pharmaceutical product to determine the versatility of a drug substance when exposed to certain conditions such as heat, pH, humidity, and radiation. It is vital for patient safety to know how a drug product will change over time and to provide adequate advice for the storage and disposal of the product. Stability failures are responsible for a third of product recalls, costing pharmaceutical companies millions. The risk of not conducting thorough stability testing, therefore, outweighs the cost of performing it.  
This course will provide you with an understanding of the science behind stability testing, a detailed examination of the ICH guidelines, and accurate assessments of the tools and techniques to carry out testing. Crucially you will gain a deeper understanding of the guidelines and how best to create stability protocols to maintain compliance.

Live Online Academies

Gain real-time access to a subject matter expert delivering online training in a structured virtual classroom environment. Live online academies are virtual versions of some of our most popular face-to-face courses.

Students will learn through:

  • Live interactive sessions
  • Direct interaction with the trainer during live sessions
  • Participation in interactive features within sessions including polls, Q&A, break out rooms, tasks, case studies, and more
  • Revisiting recorded sessions with unlimited access for 30 days
  • Interaction with peers during live sessions and through the online forum

Timings and dates are subject to change - final confirmation will be provided with login details. Delegates will receive login instructions within a week of the course start date. If you have any questions please contact

What will you learn?

Chemistry Principles

Understand the chemistry principles behind stability studies

Stability program design

Design a stability program compliant to ICH/FDA guidelines

Stability Data

Analyse stability data and derive your product shelf life

Matrixing and Bracketing

- Improve efficiency through matrixing and bracketing

GMP Requirements

Comply with current GMP requirements to avoid inspection failure


Interpret Q1A, Q1B and Q1E

FDA Inspection

Prepare for FDA inspection of your stability labs

Barr Decision

Understand the Barr decision and thoroughly investigate OOS stability results

Who is this course for?

This course is highly recommended for anyone working in pharmaceuticals, in the following departments, fields or positions:

  • Stability
  • Analytical Chemistry/Methods
  • Formulation Development
  • QA/QC
  • Manufacturing/Production
  • Method Validation
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • GMP Compliance
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Development/Chemistry
  • Outsourcing
  • R&D Analyst / Assistant
  • Stability Officer / Supervisor / Analyst/ Coordinator
  • Analytical Development Engineer

CPD Certified

Engaging in Continuing Professional Development ensures that both academic and practical qualifications do not become out-dated or obsolete; allowing individuals to continually ‘up skill’ or ‘re-skill’ themselves, regardless of occupation, age or educational level. This course has been assessed and is CPD certified.

R&D Scientist

Stability Department


The content of the course was excellent and I learned a lot about regulations that I didn't know. It also included more interaction than other courses I have attended which was great.

Delegates of our live online academies said...


would attend another live online academy


found the course beneficial to their day to day role


would recommend the course to others