Measuring medical gases: Analysis, certification and technology requirements


Medical gases can be used as active ingredients in medicinal products or excipients, in the manufacture of medical gas mixtures administered to patients, or as pharmaceutical gases used in the manufacture, storage or distribution of all medicinal products.

Medical gases are generally regulated under the same rules as finished pharmaceuticals. These rules are implemented at a national level and are covered in an official publication known as a Pharmacopeia.

The world’s leading Pharmacopeias are the European Pharmacopeia (EP) and the US Pharmacopeia-National Formulary (USP-NF). While each Pharmacopeia is different, there are many similarities.  

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