Every day, USP continues to explore new models and flexible approaches to developing public quality standards, including risk- and performance-based approaches, that can be leveraged for improved insight and quantitative quality assessments. Together, these approaches hold promise for improving and protecting public health in the U.S. and around the world.
Examples of the flexibility USP employs in its approach to developing standards and guidelines include:
- Risk-based approaches that take into consideration each environment and the need for more or less intensive testing protocols:
- Performance-based approaches are standards that provide minimum analytical procedure performance requirements, which facilitate the applicability to different products and switching to other technologies: