Quality by Design (QbD) - Articles and news items

Capsugel webinar lipd-based formulations

QbD applications for lipid-based pharmaceutical products

Webinars, Z Homepage promo / 25 April 2017 / Capsugel

In this webinar, Capsugel experts will discuss the application of Quality by Design (QbD) to lipid-based formulations (LBF) and present case studies…


The Good, the Bad, and the Donald: what Pharma can expect from 2017

Blog, Z Homepage promo / 11 January 2017 / Niamh Marriott, Digital Editor

From an orphan drug sales boom to uncharted political landscapes, the CPhI Worldwide expert panel predict pharma’s biggest opportunities and threats in 2017.

Application note: Implementing MicroNIR™ family of sensors for PAT/QbD applications

Application note: Implementing MicroNIR™ family of sensors for PAT/QbD applications

Whitepapers / 23 December 2016 / Viavi

In this application note, Viavi discuss their MicroNIR family of spectrometers that are fully integrated and ultra-compact NIR sensors…

Whitepaper: Downstream biopharmaceutical operations

Application note: Downstream biopharmaceutical operations

Whitepapers, Z Homepage promo / 1 September 2016 / Kaiser Optical Systems, Inc

This Kaiser application note focuses on real-time, in situ process understanding using a Raman-based PAT approach. Raman spectroscopy is uniquely useful for biotechnology ‘Quality by Design’ (QbD) applications because it enables fast, non-destructive monitoring and control…

How & why to build a QbD process to optimise the efficiency of your freeze drying projects

How & why to build a QbD process to optimise the efficiency of your freeze drying projects

Supplier news / 1 July 2016 / Biopharma Group

Quality by design (QbD) for lyophilisation is about building a robust process that proactively flags critical points and ensures consistent delivery of the best quality product, not only by minimising risk but also through greater understanding of the process itself…

Application Note: MicroNIR PAT for blend monitoring

Application Note: MicroNIR PAT for blend monitoring

Whitepapers / 18 January 2016 / VIAVI

This paper discusses how the MicroNIR PAT spectrometer was used to monitor the blend uniformity of a number of designed blends of commercially available coffee, sugar and creamer and to jointly assess the sensory preference of the blends in a way that is typical of the process used by a pharmaceutical company to better understand the powder blending operation in tablet manufacturing…

PAT In-depth focus 2015

PAT: In-depth Focus 2015

Issue 6 2015, PAT & QbD, Supplements / 6 January 2016 / Caroline Richards

Featuring an overview of process analytical control; Beyond API monitoring: in-line Raman spectroscopy for process control; Monitoring, understanding and assessing pharmaceutical process and product quality; and a PAT roundtable…

David Elder

Use of the ‘purge tool’ in assessing mutagenic impurities

Issue 6 2015, PAT & QbD / 6 January 2016 / Dave Elder, GlaxoSmithKline and JPAG

The International Conference on Harmonization M7 text provides guidance on establishing acceptable levels of mutagenic impurities (MIs) . It also outlines the safety and quality risk management processes that manufacturers need to undertake to control MIs that may potentially affect the drug substance or drug product. Over the past decade, some of the most significant challenges facing the pharmaceutical industry have been linked to performing genotoxic risk assessments (GRAs) and implementing a control strategy, including the analysis of these MIs and potentially mutagenic impurities (PMIs) at very low levels (ppm) in drug substances and products…

The scope of PAT in real-time advanced control of tablet quality

The scope of PAT in real-time advanced control of tablet quality

Issue 2 2015, PAT & QbD / 20 April 2015 / Ravendra Singh, Marianthi Ierapetritou and Rohit Ramachandran: Rutgers University

Continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing together with process analytical technology (PAT) provides a suitable platform for automatic feed-forward/feed-back (FF/FB) control of the end product quality as desired by quality by design (QbD)-based efficient manufacturing. The precise control of the quality of the pharmaceutical product requires proactive, corrective actions on the process/raw material variability. Therefore, PAT tools are necessary to monitor the FF as well as FB process variables that need to be sent to the automatic real-time control system. This article highlights the scope of PAT in a combined FF/FB control system of a continuous tablet manufacturing process…

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Experts make pharma predictions for 2015: The good, the bad and the ugly

Industry news / 2 February 2015 / CPhI Worldwide

Experts from CPhI Worldwide have shared their pharma predictions for 2015, suggesting that Continuous Manufacturing and QbD will expand, with FDA becoming ‘industry tutor’. However, pharma concerns about supply chain persist…


Advance with IFPAC pathway to quality manufacturing

Issue 6 2014 / 23 December 2014 / IFPAC

IFPAC® is the essential meeting place for the latest developments in Process Analytical Technology (PAT) and Quality by Design (QbD) within the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology & related industries. IFPAC is known for being a collaborative forum to exchange ideas and network through panel discussions, evening sessions, poster sessions and the exhibition. For over 25 years IFPAC has brought together industry, academia, research institutions, manufacturers/suppliers, as well as International and US Regulatory Agencies to discuss the latest trends in technologies, standards and controls…

David Elder

Cocrystals : defining the opportunity

Issue 6 2014 / 23 December 2014 / Dave Elder, GlaxoSmithKline and JPAG

Cocrystals can help to address the manufacturability (flow, compaction, processability) as well as solubility/dissolution,hygroscopicity and stability properties of an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API)…


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