(16c) Particle Technology Impact on Pharmaceutical Product Performance and Process Design: Past, Present and Future | AIChE

(16c) Particle Technology Impact on Pharmaceutical Product Performance and Process Design: Past, Present and Future

At the center of pharmaceutical product development lies the needs of patients. Each time a patient takes a drug, the patient expects consistent product quality and performance. These attributes are, in large part, determined at the product and process design stage. In recent years, particle technology has played a key role in advancing science-based approaches to product and process design shifting away from traditional empirical approaches. These science-based approaches drive efficiency and innovation in product development improving the pharmaceutical industry’s ability to meet the patient’s needs. Today particle technology applications span the drug development life cycle, from early stage materials characterization, to mid-stage product design and late stage process development and scale-up. This talk will present an industry perspective on how particle technology has transformed the product development paradigm. Real-world industrial examples will be presented. Current gaps and opportunities for future innovations will also be presented.