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CCN November 2012 Meeting - Pharmaceutical Process Scale-Up

  • 14 Nov 2012
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Cynwyd Club, 332 Trevor Lane Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004


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Chemical Consultants Network
Joint Meeting with AIChE-DVS
November 14, 2012 Meeting

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Date & Time:  Wednesday, November 14, at the Cynwyd Club, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Networking, 5:30 PM; Dinner, 6:30 PM; Talk and Business Session, 7:30 PM

Pharmaceutical Process Scale-Up

Robert Moser

The scale up of a pharmaceutical process has many hidden pitfalls that can challenge a successful project. A pharmaceutical process may be done in a laboratory by technicians who accomplish labor intensive tasks quite easily to allow a process to be successful. Transition of a small chemical process from a laboratory to full production for a chemical reaction or process needs to be done correctly, but typically involves a bigger reactor vessel pumps and heat exchangers. Some pharmaceutical processes involve some very labor intensive and aseptic requirements that are difficult to duplicate in large scale production. A realistic mock example will be discussed with a concentration on aseptic large scale production techniques. This will be of general interest to Consultants whose work leads to product scale up.

Mr. Moser is a chemical engineer with 20+ years experience in creating and leading cGMP, environmental, safety and risk control programs and products within the chemical, pharmaceutical and insurance industries.  Specialties attained in CFD, hydraulic and Dispersion Modeling (Phast).   He has broad domestic and international (Europe and Asia) experience.  His background also includes technical and staff management, consulting, project management, personnel training and engineering standards development.

The Cynwyd Club, 332 Trevor Lane, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. From I-76, drive S on City Line Ave. (US Rte. 1). Turn right on Conshohocken State Rd. (Rte. 23); stay in right lane. After the second light watch for white left-turn arrows painted on street (about 0.14 mile). Do not follow Rte. 23 left at turn but instead go straight ahead onto Llandrillo Rd. (passing to the right of Valley Press printing). After one block bear left onto Trevor Lane at stop sign. Clubhouse and parking are on the left. Please park in lot if space is available; otherwise park on Trevor Lane.  If lost, call the club at 610-667-4524, ext. 2.

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