USP: United States Pharmacopoeia: provides a framework on test methods, specifications and general information for pharmaceutical products.
BP: British Pharmacopoeia: provides a standard for UK pharmaceutical research.
EP: European Pharmacopoeia: provides a standard for European pharmaceutical research.
JP: Japanese Pharmacopoeia: provides a standard for Japanese pharmaceutical research.
EPA: Environmental Protection Agency
AAMI: Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
ANSI: American National Standards Institute
ISO: International Standards Organization
Tests and Practices
USP 71: sterility test typically used for pharmaceutical products or anything that can be injected into the body.
USP Purified Water: passes the USP monograph test for purified water.
Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP): FDA’s regulations on the matienance of manufacturing processes and facilities.
Master Batch Record: description of the pharmaceutical manufacturing process.
OTC Drug Monograph Process: evaluates the safety anf effectiveness of OTC drug products marketed in the United States.