More and more scientists routinely use reaction calorimetry thanks to the wider availability and affordability of advanced process calorimetry instruments, their larger volume range (from ml to multi-liter), and ease of use of intuitive software (iControl ). Continue reading
Reaction calorimetry provides information quickly which can be applied to quantify the risks and criticality associated with a chemical process. Reaction calorimetry helps identify key process parameters, including: Continue reading
Last week, I attended the VisiMix International Conference in Boston, MA. Held at the Colonnade Hotel, the conference focused on the influence of mixing unit operations in your process and featured presentations by well-respected leaders in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries on topics including: Continue reading
Upon returning to the Boston area after a number of years away, I was very much looking forward to attending The Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society (NESACS)’s Advances in Chemical Sciences “Bench to Plant” Symposium for the first time. Held in Cambridge on October 22, about 100 scientists from the local area gathered for the one day Symposium focusing on Process R&D Chemistry, Organic Synthesis, and New Synthetic Methodology.
Some highlights of the top-notch presentations included:
On Tuesday, November 2, METTLER TOLEDO held its 1st Symposium in Cambridge, MA, hosted by Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). The success of the Symposium went beyond expectations: 65 scientists representing a large variety of small companies (CoNCERT, Cubist, Tetraphase), larger companies (Pfizer, Dow, Amgen), and research institutions (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) attended the event. The main themes of the Symposium were crystallization and process safety. Des O’Grady and I started by giving an overview of the technologies later covered by the industry speakers: Focused Beam Reflectance Measurement (FBRM®), Particle Video Microscope (PVM®), EasyMax™, RC1, and ReactIR™. Continue reading
My colleague, Rodrigo Maciel, and I had the opportunity to attend the Mary K. O’Connor Process Safety Center 2010 International Symposium October 26 to 28 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. This process safety conference had about 400 attendees, which included representation from government agencies (OSHA, Chemical Safety Board), Chemical Engineering Professors from around the globe, Safety Consultants, and Process Safety Managers and Scientists from Petrochemical and Chemical companies. The event featured 106 presentations and 20 exhibitors. Continue reading
Cambridge, Massachusetts is a unique place due to having one of the largest (per capita) and most impressive populations of scientists and engineers in the world. Because of this, Cambridge is recognized as a global hub for biotechnology. This makes the Boston area an attractive venue to organize a chemical process development gathering. Continue reading
Last week, John Tedesco and I had the privilege to attend the 3rd International Symposium on Green Processing in the Pharmaceutical & Fine Chemical Industries in Boston, MA. Continue reading
On July 1, Dr. Stephen Rowe of Chilworth Technology will present Safe Scale-up of Chemical Processes: Holistic Strategies Supported by Modern Tools.
This online process safety seminar will focus on the overall safety strategy and outlines: