Koen De Smet - Articles and news items

Applying PAT in Chemical Process Development

Issue 3 2009, Past issues / 29 May 2009 /

As the time-to-market of pharmaceutical products has elongated, while its prices are under big pressure, cost saving is currently essential in the pharmaceutical industry.

PAT: not a purpose in itself

Issue 2 2008, Past issues / 19 March 2008 /

The process analytical technology guidelines have been a hotly debated topic within the pharmaceutical industry ever since they were made public in 2004. This also holds true at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development (J&JPRD), Division of Janssen Pharmaceutical N.V. In recent years, the company has introduced PAT tools in its manufacturing operations and in its development organisation on a project-by-project basis. Several of these projects have resulted in a better insight into critical manufacturing processes and have led to significant optimisations.


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