Development and validation of HPLC-ultraviolet method for quantitative determination of pritelivir in human placental perfusion medium

Xiao-Ming Wang, Svetlana Patrikeeva, Tatiana Nanovskaya, Valentina Bryant

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A simple and reliable HPLC-ultraviolet (HPLC-UV) method was developed and validated for the quantification of pritelivir in the samples of medium from the experiments utilizing the ex vivo technique of dual perfusion of the human placental lobule. Phenacetin was used as an internal standard (IS) in our HPLC-UV method. Chromatographic separation of pritelivir and phenacetin was achieved on a Waters Symmetry C18 HPLC column (100 × 2.1 mm, 3.5 μm) at ambient temperature (22–25°C). The mobile phase was composed of 50% methanol in deionized water (v/v), the flow rate for isocratic elution was established at 0.25 mL/min, and the detection wavelength for pritelivir and IS was set at 254 nm. Pritelivir and IS were extracted with the protein precipitation method using methanol as a solvent. The calibration curve for pritelivir exhibited linearity (r2 > 0.99) within the concentration range from 0.155 to 6.62 μg/mL. Within- and between-day accuracy ranged from 97% to 110% with relative standard deviation (RSD) values not exceeding 10%. The extraction recovery of pritelivir and IS ranged from 89% to 91% with RSD not exceeding 7%. Pritelivir was stable under the storage and sample handling conditions. This validated HPLC-UV method was utilized to quantify pritelivir in the placental perfusion medium samples, and the resulting concentrations were authenticated with incurred sample reanalysis to confirm the reliability of the method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBiomedical Chromatography
StateAccepted/In press - 2024


  • human placenta
  • pritelivir
  • quantitative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Biochemistry

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