Galactose (also known as D-galactose) belongs to the class of organic compounds known as hexoses. Galactose differs from glucose only by the configuration of the hydroxyl group at the carbon-4 position. Often present as an anomeric mixture of α-D-galactose and β-Dgalactose, this monosaccharide exists abundantly in milk, dairy products and many other food types such as fruits and vegetables. Other sources of galactose include endogenous production and natural turnover of glycolipids and glycoproteins. Galactose is used as an ultrasound contrast medium to enhance ultrasound imaging of the female genital tract, and suspensions of galactose, with palmitic acid have been used in echocardiography. The clearance of galactose given intravenously has been used as a measure of liver function. Galactose labeled with carbon-13 has also been used.
Affygility Solutions has an occupational exposure limit (OEL) and control band assignment for this active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). This monograph also contains the acceptable daily exposure (ADE) value.
OEL Fastrac monographs are a cost-effective and convenient way to meet the requirements for PDEs (ADEs) contained in the EMA Guideline on setting health based exposure limits for use in risk identification in the manufacture of different medicinal products in shared facilities (EMA/CHMP/CVMP/SWP/169430/2012), as well as PIC/S and ANVISA requirements, and to obtain the following information:
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Affygility Solutions’s OEL Fastrac service is an user-friendly system that enables us to make confident decisions and focus on moving the compound safely through our facility. We can quickly access the database to determine if a new drug is within the OEL Fastrac library, and if so, immediately download a detailed OEL banding report. The OEL Fastrac system has been a helpful tool in our overall EH&S program.