Doxorubicin is one of the most potent anti-tumor agents generally used in the treatment of bone cancer. A simple and sensitive HPLC method was developed and validated for the assay of doxorubicin. The method used a C 18 Luna microbore column (50x1 mm) with a fluorescent detector (505 nm Ex. and 550 nm Em.). The mobile phase consisted of water-acetonitrile-acetic acid (80:19:1, v/v/v, pH 3.0) and the flow rate was 0.1 ml min -1. Daunomycin was used as the internal standard. This isocratic system required a 10-min run-time, giving a detection limit of 0.02 ng (0.035 pmol per injection). Standard curves were linear over the concentration range of 0.01-0.1 μg ml -1. Relative standard deviations (R.S.D.) for the within-day, day-to-day precision, and the accuracy measurement for the assay were less than 4.0, 3.2, and 4.1%, respectively. This HPLC method was used to study the in vitro release characteristics of doxorubicin from implantable drug delivery system. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry
- Pharmaceutical Science
- Drug Discovery
- Clinical Biochemistry