:Joe Hannon is Managing Director of Scale-up Systems Limited, owners and developers of DynoChem software and President of DynoChem Inc. Joe is a chemical engineer and graduated from University College Dublin, Ireland in 1987. He worked first for BHR Group Limited in the UK, carrying out lab development and scale-up work on behalf of companies such as Dow Chemicals, ICI and DuPont. He obtained his PhD on simulation and prediction of chemical reactions from Cranfield University (UK) in 1992. In 1994 he started Scale-up Systems as a consulting and software development company and since 1999, their focus has been on the batch industries, especially pharmaceutical API. The company now advises and supports 13 of the top 15 pharmaceutical companies in process development and scale-up. Joe is involved in general management, business development and customer training.