Understand the Basics of Process Analytical Technology


Biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies can reap benefits from PAT, which involves identifying critical process parameters (CPPs) that influence key product attributes and controlling these CPPs to improve process efficiency and product consistency.


Author Bios: 

Joseph Alford

Joseph Alford, PhD, retired from Eli Lilly and Co. in 2006, after 35 years with the company (Email: jmalford5@earthlink.net; Phone: (317) 331-0928). After serving for two years in the U.S. Navy as an engineering officer on an aircraft carrier during the Vietnam War, he began his career at Eli Lilly, where he helped to lead the development of a fermentation-process-control and data historian system, which was used throughout the company’s major bioprocess plants. He served as a chief computer systems validation auditor and as head of the...Read more

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