Category Archives: Reaction Analysis

SERMACS 2012 – Southeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society

How to do more with less is a consistent theme in today’s chemical development laboratories. Researchers are challenged with how quickly and cost-effectively they can deliver high quality chemical products and the processes used to make them. This in turn has driven a trend in industry to develop and adopt new methods of working, and new techniques to analyze chemical reactions. Continue reading

Analysis of Particle Sizes in Process Workshop

The Analysis of Particle Sizes in Process: Measuring Techniques for Emulsions and Suspensions Workshop takes place this week (October 10-12) at the University of Potsdam Institute for Chemistry.  This workshop not only focuses the theory of particle size but also the technology that can be used for real-time, in-process measurements. One of the most interesting sessions will be on the emerging areas where particle size is gaining traction – particle measurement in biotechnology. Continue reading

Continuous Flow Chemistry & Crystallization Development Symposium

In pharmaceutical development, the drive for better drug product quality, process reliability, efficiency and safety have become key factors in driving chemists and engineers to seek alternative methodologies. Continuous flow reactor technologies significantly expand the range and scope of possible chemistries, and allow for rapid testing, optimization, and scaling of chemical sequences. This is reflected in the dramatic increase in the variety and depth of published chemistry over the last few years. Continue reading

Flow Chemistry – What’s Happening?

The desire to gain major improvements in product quality, yield, synthetic route, cycle time and safety in chemical processes have become key driving factors for chemists and engineers working in the chemical development and manufacturing environment in the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries. In order to achieve these goals, scientists are actively seeking alternative chemical development methods such as modern continuous flow reactor technologies. These technologies provide the opportunity to address many of these issues as they allow for rapid testing, optimization, and scaling of chemical sequences, many of which are unsafe for batch operations.

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Polymorph Form Control: Why Care About Seeding and Cooling Rates?

In Situ Monitoring of Supersaturation and Polymorphic Form of Piracetam during Batch Cooling Crystallization

Mark Barrett and others at the University College Dublin (UCD) recently published a paper Continue reading

3rd Symposium on Continuous Flow Reactor Technology for Industry Applications

The 3rd Symposium on Continuous Flow Reactor Technology for Industry Applications will be held October 3 and 4 in Como, Italy.  This Symposium focuses on: Continue reading