Here is what is happening in crystallization: Continue reading
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
Recently, I met several scientists who did not realize Lasentec® (Lasentech) was acquired by METTLER TOLEDO. It is hard to believe that it has already been 10 years since METTLER TOLEDO acquired Lasentec® and became the world leader for inline particle characterization technology!
Inline particle size measurement technology is used to quickly:
- Understand the particle system’s response when changing process parameters
- Optimize the particle system to improve process performance and product quality
- Control the particle system to achieve consistent particle size distribution endpoints, batch repeatability, and process stability Continue reading
A common challenge faced by both chemists and engineers is how to achieve an enhanced understanding of the crystallization process.
The EasyMax has provided a powerful, yet nimble platform for chemists and engineers to get a lot of work done. It has been great to see how well the EasyMax has been embraced, especially for crystallization work. Simon Rea developed a way to make it even better for particle characterization:
At last, you can use the FBRM and PVM simultaneously in your EasyMax! This new PTFE lid makes it possible to see your: Continue reading
Since the Seattle area is well known for biotech, I was not surprised when the November Puget Sound American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) meeting focused on the cell fermentation process at Amgen. The AIChE meeting featured the presentation by Amgen’s Anna Senczuk: Continue reading
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
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
A couple of weeks ago, I posted an article about my colleagues’ attendance at POWTECH in Nuremberg. I was recently informed that while in Nuremberg, they accepted an award for this year’s most outstanding innovation in the field of Particle Characterization and Material Science at POWTECH. I thought I would share some of the details with you:
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.