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
I will present the poster – The Process Analytical Technology (PAT) Role in Green Chemistry and Green Engineering – at the Continue reading
From June 14 to July 13, 2011 there will be a series of seminars Preventing Errors and Out-of-Specifications Results in Pharma and Biotech via Newer Approaches/Technologies across North America. Continue reading
Process Analytical Technology (PAT) for Biotech: A Review of Recently Reported Applications in Fermentation and BioProcessing
Fermentation and bioprocessing play critical roles in the discovery and manufacture of new pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals, and in the sustainable production of bulk fuels and commodity chemicals. Yet fermentation processes are often operated with a minimal level of monitoring and control, limiting the ability to optimize yields and production rates. Continue reading
At last week’s BIO International Conference in Chicago, I had the chance to sit down to lunch with former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. It was a fairly intimate gathering with about 2,000 colleagues (just guessing). Quite honestly, I was in the nose-bleed section, but it was still a memorable opportunity. Click to read the offical news release.
This is not a political blog, so what did two past presidents who had led the USA for most of the past two decades have to do with biotechnology?
Here are citations from papers that discuss Process Analytical Technology (PAT) in Fermentation as it specifically relates to biomass monitoring using real-time particle system characterization: Continue reading
On July 21 and July 22, Eric Dycus will present a free online seminar – Rapid Optimization and Control of Solids Flocculation with Inline Particle Measurement Technology. This presentation will review how the implementation of Process Analytical Technology can optimize and control the flocculation process. Eric will include examples from both laboratory and manufacturing applications to enhance and control:
- Biotechnology cell and cell debris separations
- Pulp and paper yield, retention, and product quality
- Oil/sand tailings settling rates
- Waste water settling rates in the mining industry
- Flocculent and chemical surfactant effectiveness