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2011 AIChE Annual Meeting Highlights

The 2011 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting took place October 16 to 21 in Minneapolis, MN.  The AIChE Annual Meeting is a terrific event to: Continue reading

Inline Particle Size, Shape & Count History: Lasentec® FBRM®

particle size Lasentec FBRM

For over 25 years, FBRM® technology has been used for real-time monitoring of particles and droplets as they naturally exist in process.   Continue reading

PAT & Particle Size Analysis at IFPAC 2011

Three speakers from the 2010 In-Process Particle Forum will present at IFPAC [International Forum Process Analytical Technology] on January 21, 2011 in Baltimore, MD.  Steve Mehrman  of Johnson & Johnson and James Butz of Merck & Co. are scheduled to present during the Particle Characterization/Analysis-Ultrasound Spectroscopy Friday AM V session at IFPAC.  Kevin Macias of Bristol-Myers Squibb will present during the Control Strategies for Drug Product Development and Manufacturing Friday AM VII session. Continue reading

PAT at AIChE 2010 – Real-time Monitoring of Granulation and Roller Compaction

At the 2010 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, there were a number of well-attended sessions dealing with the related topics of Quality by Design (QbD) and Process Analytical Technologies (PAT). Continue reading

Optimization and Scale-up of Fluid Bed Processes

Fluid Bed Granulation and Coating from GEA and Niro Pharma SystemsSpray layering is increasingly being used to produce spherical pellets of a target particle distribution – often with engineered dissolution profiles for time-release formulations.

This extended abstract summarizes collaborative research between GEA (Niro) Pharma Systems and METTLER TOLEDO in the application of process analytical technologies (PAT) to the monitoring, optimization and control of Precision Fluid Bed Granulation and Fluid Bed Coating.

Download the extended abstract from the presentation given at the 7th World Meeting on Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics, and Pharmaceutical Technology.

Authors:
Andrew Birkmire, Dr. Kim Walters, GEA (Niro) Pharma
Dr. Mario Hubert, BMS
Eric Dycus, Terry Redman, Ben Smith, METTLER TOLEDO
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AIChE 2010 – Quality by Design (QbD) Session

One presentation that will be given at the Quality by Design Session at the 2010 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting will be: Optimizing and Controlling High Value Processes Using the Principles of Quality by Design (QbD) Advanced Tools Such as Real-Time In Situ Particle Characterization, In Situ Mid-Infrared Spectrometry and Reaction Calorimetry.
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World Congress on Particle Technology 6: FBRM and PVM real-time particle system characterization at WCPT6 in Nuremburg, Germany (26-29 April, 2010)

POWTECH-WCPT6-Nuremburg-METTLER-TOLEDO-FBRM-C35The particle size distribution is a critical parameter in process efficiency and product quality in many pharmaceutical, chemical and industrial processes. The real-time measurement of particle count, dimension and shape of particles as they actually exist in process provides critical process information that speeds up process understanding and enables a better means of real-time measurement and control.

At next week’s World Congress on Particle Technology in Nuremburg, two of my colleagues will be presenting papers covering research and case studies covering a variety of applications of real-time measurement of particle systems using on-line particle characterization tools.

The titles of the four papers that will be presented are listed below :

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Optimization and Scale-up of High Shear Wet Granulation Processes

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FBRM® C35 with mechanical wiper for in situ granulation measurement

One goal of high shear granulation is to yield repeatable endpoint granule size, shape, and density distributions. This is necessary for consistent downstream flow properties, tablet consistency, and content uniformity. Quality by Design (QbD) is a concept applied to gain true process understanding through tools such as Design of Experiment (DoE), risk management, and Process Analytical Technology (PAT).

This extended abstract summarizes collaborative research between GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and METTLER TOLEDO in the application of process analytical technologies (PAT) to the monitoring, optimization and control of High Shear Wet Granulation.

Download the extended abstract for this upcoming conference presentation.

Authors:
Zane Arp, GSK
Eric Dycus, Ben Smith, METTLER TOLEDO
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