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Wyeth Pharmaceuticals


Wyeth was a pharmaceutical company purchased by Pfizer in 2009. The company was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1860 as John Wyeth and Brother. It was later known as American Home Products before being renamed to Wyeth in 2002. Its headquarters moved to Collegeville, Pennsylvania, and Madison, New Jersey, before its headquarters were consolidated with Pfizer’s in New York City after the 2009 merger. The infant and maternal nutrition business was acquired by Nestlé in 2012.

Wyeth manufactured over-the-counter (OTC) drugs Robitussin and the analgesic Advil (ibuprofen) as well as prescription drugs Premarin and Effexor.


Real-time NIR monitoring of pharmaceutical blending processes with multivariate quantitative models

9 October 2009 | By Dr. Nicolas Abatzoglou, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Chemical & Biotechnological Engineering of the Université de Sherbrooke; Pierre-Philippe Lapointe-Garant, PAT Scientist and Jean-Sébastien Simard, Technical Services, both Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

Process analytical technology (PAT) initiatives are now an integral part of developmental efforts in the pharmaceutical industry. Many technical and scientific papers and even dedicated sections appear regularly in several pharmaceutical manufacturing publications. They may be part of a quality by design (QbD) project to better identify and understand critical…


QbD and PAT: From Science to Compliance

30 July 2009 | By Pedro E. Hernandez-Abad, Associate Director; Jun Huang, Principal PAT Scientist II and Saly Romero-Torres, Principal PAT Scientist, both Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

Boards of health like the Food and Drug Administration and European Medicines Agency and ICH guidelines Q8, Q9 and Q10, provide a framework for Quality by Design (QbD) that fully integrates drug substance and drug product development with the principles of Quality Risk Management (QRM), Process Analytical Technology (PAT) and…


Successful Process Analytical Technology (PAT) implementation in pharmaceutical manufacturing

29 September 2008 | By Thirunellai G. Venkateshwaran (Senior Director, New Products Quality, Global Quality and Compliance), John Levins (Senior Director, Technology Transfer & Process Innovation) and Stephen P. Simmons (Head of New Product Quality and Quality by Design), all Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

The use of Process Analytical Technology (PAT) while a relatively new concept to the Pharmaceutical Industry has been a tried and tested concept in the petrochemical industry for many years. The adaptation of PAT systems by the Pharmaceutical Industry was accelerated by the recent initiatives of the regulatory authorities globally…


Wyeth’s PAT variations submitted through the EMEA Worksharing Procedure

19 June 2008 | By Graham Cook PhD, Senior Director, Process Knowledge/Quality by Design, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

In June 2006, the EMEA called for nominations from companies to participate in the pilot phase of a worksharing exercise for Quality variations1. Worksharing is a key element in the revisions to the variations proposed by the European Commission, which are intended to streamline the process for making changes to…


The future direction of ASTM E55 Committee on manufacture of pharmaceutical products

23 November 2007 | By Steve Simmons, Head of Process Knowledge QbD, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

ASTM Committee E55 formed in April of 2003 as a result of FDA’s GMPs for the 21st Century Initiative and the subsequent Guidance, “PAT – a framework for innovative pharmaceutical manufacturing and quality assurance.” Focusing on process understanding and flexible manufacturing, FDA encouraged the pharmaceutical industry to utilise the consensus…