Tag Archives: Process Development and Scale-up

Upcoming Crystallization Conferences and Events

There are several interesting upcoming crystallization conferences and meetings. Continue reading

Robust Crystallization Processes Developed With Workstations

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Improve Organic Synthesis in 4 Ways

After writing last week regarding recent advances to improve chemical development in the pharmaceutical industry, there were a lot of discussions about the top 4 ways to improve organic synthesis. Continue reading

VisiMix Conference: Influence of Mixing in Your Process

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

What is Happening in Crystallization

Here is what is happening in crystallization: Continue reading

AIChE Call For Crystallization Papers

The 2011 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting – to be held October 16-21 in Minneapolis, MN – features a number of sessions on crystallization and evaporation.  Continue reading

Scientific Symposia in Canada

Toronto and Montreal are not only the two largest cities of Canada but also vibrant technology hubs. Continue reading

Process Development Conference, Weggis, Switzerland

I am happy to announce that the 18th International Process Development Conference (IPDC) will be held September 25 to September 29, 2011 in Weggis, Switzerland.  This year’s conference will focus on workflows from compound development to manufacturing in the pharmaceutical, fine and specialty chemical industries: Continue reading

Why Measure Particle or Droplet Distribution in Process or Development?

After last week’s introduction to liquid dosage formulations, I wanted to follow-up with: why measure the particle or droplet distribution in process or in development? Continue reading

How To Monitor Biocatalysis in Real Time

This is the first blog post in a 2 part series in which I will discuss the real-time monitoring of bio-based chemical synthesis.

Biocatalysis continues to evolve, with the application of recombinant organisms or isolated enzymes designed to catalyze specific chemical reactions – often with highly regiospecific and stereospecific conversions. In the optimization of any chemical synthesis reaction – by traditional or biocatalyzed routes – it is not enough to simply report the yield and the enantiameric excess (ee), the kinetics of the reaction must also be considered. Understanding how the kinetics are affected by conditions such as pH and temperature allows optimization of biocatalysis through the identification of operating conditions that can ensure a maximum yield and desired ee in a timely manner. Continue reading