While reviewing the agenda for next month’s American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting, I noticed a number of papers and posters discussing process development in pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and academia: Continue reading
On October 20, Professor Donna Blackmond will present the second part of a webinar series – Reaction Progress Kinetic Analysis: A Powerful Methodology for Streamlining the Study of Complex Organic Reactions. Continue reading
Recently, Dr. Marty Guinn, Director of Chemical Development for Pharma Therapeutics at Pfizer, wrote: Continue reading
Among the presentations in the Advanced On-Line Analytical and Optimization Tools in Pilots Plants Session at the 2010 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting will be the New Developments in Heat Transfer Scale Down and In Situ FT-IR Scale-up From the Lab to the Plant. The presentation, which will be given by Leen Schellekens, will include the challenges that Chemical Engineers face in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, including globalization, environmental and safety regulations, and shortening product life cycles and the ever increasing time pressure for commercial releases.
METTLER TOLEDO is pleased to announce that Dr. Martin D. Johnson of Eli Lilly won the award for Best Paper at the 17th International Process Development Conference (IPDC).
Last Thursday, May 6th, I attended the ISPE (International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering) New England Chapter Biopharma 2010 Conference held in Warwick, Rhode Island. A presentation was given by Geraldine Taber, Pfizer’s Global Technology Group Leader titled “Demise of the Round-Bottomed Flask – How new Battle Tools in the Lab of the Future are delivering value for R&D”.
The on-demand version of the Reducing Time to Manufacturing Using Real-time In Situ FTIR Analytics as a Process Analytical Technology (PAT) Tool webinar that I presented on January 20 is now available.
During this on-demand webinar, I review case studies from the pharmaceutical industry to show how real-time mid-infrared (mid-IR) analytics provide critical information that results in shorter process development timelines, including:
- Intermediate detection during an indazole alkylation and scale-up – Pfizer
- Hazardous gas detection during tetrazole synthesis – Merck
- Monitoring a Grignard reaction at the multikilogram scale – Bristol-Myers Squibb
- Scale-up involving a sensitive enolate – Johnson and Johnson (J&J)
If you have any questions or would like to discuss this further, then please contact me.
The International Process Development Conference (IPDC) is an annual meeting, hosted by METTLER TOLEDO, which brings together industrial and academic researchers focused on chemical and pharmaceutical process research, scale-up, and manufacturing.
Past conferences have received extremely high marks for the value of the information shared by industry and the quality networking opportunities. Registration discounts are available for university researchers and for users of METTLER TOLEDO automated lab reactors and process analytical technologies.
Conference agenda will include sessions on: