Tag Archives: Process Safety

AIChE 2013 Spring Meeting and 9th Global Congress on Process Safety

I would like to thank the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and William Hollar (Sabic) for inviting METTLER TOLEDO to present a paper at AIChE Spring 2013 Session in San Antonio last week. The session –  New Approaches in Chemical Manufacturing Operations – Continue reading

Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center Conference

In conjunction with the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center, a Process Scale-up, Process Safety, Hazards Evaluation, Mass Transfer and Mixing Challenges Conference will be held on August 14 and 15 at Texas A&M University.  Conference topics include: Continue reading

Crystallization and Process Safety Symposium – Basel, Switzerland

Basel, Switzerland is a unique place with an impressive concentration of scientists and engineers focused on optimizing pharmaceutical and fine chemical processes. 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

NESACS’s Bench to Plant Symposium

NESACS SymposiumUpon returning to the Boston area after a number of years away, I was very much looking forward to attending The Northeastern Section of the American Chemical Society (NESACS)’s Advances in Chemical Sciences “Bench to Plant” Symposium for the first time.  Held in Cambridge on October 22, about 100 scientists from the local area gathered for the one day Symposium focusing on Process R&D Chemistry, Organic Synthesis, and New Synthetic Methodology.

Some highlights of the top-notch presentations included:

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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

2010 Fall Meeting Highlights

Now that the busy fall meeting season has come to an end, I wanted to take the opportunity to quickly revisit some highlights that my colleagues and I noted: Continue reading

Symposium on Process Safety and Crystallization

On Tuesday, November 2, METTLER TOLEDO held its 1st Symposium in Cambridge, MA, hosted by Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research (NIBR). The success of the Symposium went beyond expectations: 65 scientists representing a large variety of small companies (CoNCERT, Cubist, Tetraphase), larger companies (Pfizer, Dow, Amgen), and research institutions (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) attended the event. The main themes of the Symposium were crystallization and process safety. Des O’Grady and I started by giving an overview of the technologies later covered by the industry speakers: Focused Beam Reflectance Measurement (FBRM®), Particle Video Microscope (PVM®), EasyMax™, RC1, and ReactIR™. Continue reading

Mary K. O’Connor Process Safety Center 2010 International Symposium

My colleague, Rodrigo Maciel, and I had the opportunity to attend the Mary K. O’Connor Process Safety Center 2010 International Symposium October 26 to 28 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.  This process safety conference had about 400 attendees, which included representation from government agencies (OSHA, Chemical Safety Board), Chemical Engineering Professors from around the globe, Safety Consultants, and Process Safety Managers and Scientists from Petrochemical and Chemical companies.  The event featured 106 presentations and 20 exhibitors. Continue reading