Non-destructive on-line or at-line testing of the product allows the manufacturer to achieve Real Time Release Testing (RTRT) that has been specifically cited by the FDA to increase economic benefit and manufacturing efficiency by lowering laboratory costs and reducing inventory. An FDA white paper from 2004 delves deeper into the benefits of, and can be found at http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/Guidances/ucm070305.pdf
As an experienced PAT/automation engineer at Panacea Technologies, Inc., Jake Newberger has worked with a major pharmaceutical company to install, upgrade, and expand a worldwide network of over 50 chemometric analyzers, collectors, and base stations. In addition, Jake Newberger has provided support to half a dozen manufacturing facilities across the globe, for several different product runs, including those in both the development and production stages.
As modern medicine continues to advance at breakneck speed, the technology used to scale up and manufacture those advances will have to keep pace. PAT is not just evolutionary, but truly revolutionary, analogous to the advent of batch processing twenty years ago, which has now become the industry standard.
A graduate of Penn State's top-ranked mechanical engineering program, Jake Newberger is an Automation Engineer at Panacea Technologies,
|SOURCE Panacea Technologies Inc|
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