Thermal analysis is extensively used in pharmaceutical research, production, and quality control. The kind of test depends on whether the studied material is a small molecule or a polymer, an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) or an excipient, amorphous or crystalline.
Some examples of thermal analysis applications to this area include:
Tg and Tg’ for lyophilized material
Detection of amorphous material
Polymorphic forms including HyperDSC™
Residual solvent by TGA
Tg of a Lyophilized protein by Fast Scanning DSC