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PAT puts tablet manufacturers on solid ground
Oral solid dosage (OSD) is still the most popular form of drug administration, and as a result, OSD manufacturers are required to meet high demand. To stay ahead of the competition, they need to produce tablets, capsules and sachets on a large scale and in a cost-effective manner - whilst maintaining consistently high product quality standards. A key solution to address these challenges lies in data-driven process analytical technologies (PAT)

QbD & PAT for dummies

Optimal Industrial Technologies, one of the key industry players in process analytical technology (PAT) for industrial processes, has announced the publishing and immediate availability of its free book ‘QbD & PAT for dummies’ which is part of the “dummies” range of books published by Wiley.



IFPAC Puerto Rico 2019
At the IFPAC Summer Summit 2019 in Puerto Rico, Optimal Industrial Technologies will showcase synTQ V5 software - a potential cornerstone for building a solid process analytical technology (PAT) framework that addresses the growing need for data-driven smart manufacturing.

2019 USA synTQ User Group Meeting
Optimal Industrial Technologies has announced the next group meeting for users of its market leading Process Analytical Technology (PAT) knowledge management software, synTQ. The two-day event will take place at Normandy Farm, Philadelphia, U.S.A, and will be followed by a two-day synTQ training course at the same venue.

PAT minimises regulatory concerns
Three-dimensional (3D) printing is revealing its potential in the pharmaceutical industry as it turns personalised medicine into reality. In fact, additive manufacturing has the unique ability to deliver quickly, flexibly and economically set amounts of patient-specific drugs with bespoke properties, such as formulations, dosages or geometries. To achieve that and meet strict regulatory requirements, the pharmaceutical industry needs to set-up solid Quality by Design (QbD) strategies and process analytical technologies (PAT).

CPAC Rome Workshop 2019
Optimal Industrial Technologies will sponsor and present at the Center for Process Analysis and Control (CPAC) Rome Workshop 2019. The management and applications team will also discuss how its process analytical technology (PAT) knowledge management platform, synTQ, can support the development and manufacture of innovative sustainable materials, as well as back the shift towards continuous processing.

Industry 4.0 at IFPAC
At IFPAC Washington 2019, Optimal Industrial Technologies will showcase (stand 308) the latest developments for its PAT knowledge management platform synTQ, while also delivering two significant presentations. The presentations will explore the infrastructure required to process and store data generated by PAT and how the needs of Industry 4.0 can be met.

Global Pharmaceutical Production
In the pharmaceutical industry, both branded and generic drug manufacturers could improve speed to market by adopting a continuous process development and manufacturing approach. Process Analytical Technology (PAT) allows pharmaceutical producers to evolve from a batch production process to a continuous one. It therefore represents a key enabling technology that can lead to a better supply of affordable, safe and quality assured medicines worldwide.

IFPAC Cortona 2018
One of the key topics at the IFPAC Cortona Conference 2018 will be "Manufacturing Innovation and Global Regulatory Harmonization". In relation to this subject, Optimal Industrial Technologies will discuss how to address regulatory compliance and cyber security issues when implementing process analytical technologies (PAT) in pharmaceutical manufacturing processes. During the talk, Optimal will also discuss how PAT knowledge management platforms such as synTQ provide powerful and reliable software tools to provide quality assurance, data tracking and traceability.

IMA Symposium
The VIAVI Solutions and IMA Active symposium: "PAT and QbD in the solid dosage manufacturing: NIR integration from an engineering perspective" will run from 23-24 October 2018 at the IMA factory in Bologna, Italy.

Biomanufacturing Strategy Meeting Europe 2018
At Proventa International’s Biomanufacturing Strategy Meeting Europe 2018, Optimal Industrial Technologies will present how process analytical technology (PAT) knowledge management platforms such as synTQ, are benefitting biopharmaceutical processes worldwide. Controlling quality in real-time is reducing costs, delivering high-quality products and enabling the shift towards continuous manufacture.

Can Process Analytical Technology be rolled out?
Starting something new can be daunting, especially if it is big, complicated and important. Process Analytical Technology (PAT) is big and complicated and important; in fact, it looks like it will soon be indispensible for pharmaceutical production.

Is PAT the paradigm-shift that process manufacturing has been looking for?

Manufacturers worldwide are taking a closer look at how they can deliver cost-optimised, high-quality products.



Optimal hires new business development manager
With the popularity of process analytical technology (PAT) accelerating Optimal Industrial Technologies, a global leader in PAT knowledge management software, has appointed Ryan Dougall as business development manager to support the company's growth.

Interphex Japan 2018
At Interphex Japan 2018, Optimal’s regional Application Partner - Quality Design Co Ltd., will demonstrate the material benefits and latest updates for the market leading pharmaceutical production and development platform synTQ.

Basel conference hosts PAT software presentation
synTQ PAT software brings advanced process control to the pharma industry at DIA CMC workshop 2018

Vertex Manufacturing
How innovative drug manufacturer Vertex is achieving continuous manufacturing in pharmaceutical development and production Key industry figure interview - Patricia Hurter, Ph.D. Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical and Preclinical Sciences, Vertex

ACHEMA 2018
Optimal Industrial Technologies will showcase the latest advances in its PAT knowledge management platform synTQ at ACHEMA 2018, taking place from 11-15 June in Frankfurt, Germany.

Continuous process solutions
Optimal Industrial Technologies will be exhibiting at the Advances in Process Analytics and Control Technologies (APACT) ‘18 forum in Newcastle. From 25th-27th April 2018.

Interphex New York
Optimal Industrial Technologies showcases developments in its Process Analytical Technology (PAT) knowledge management platform synTQ at Interphex 2018

PAT global health
Process analytical technology (PAT) has long been recognised in manufacturing as an effective automated quality assurance tool. Used in pharma small molecule & biotech applications, it is increasing process effectiveness and productivity while reducing batch-testing requirements and minimising waste. New PAT based processes are introducing a more holistic working practice that is being applied to development, supply and manufacturing operations. The result is not just increased product quality and process efficiency, but reduced time to market for new drugs and generics.

IFPAC Washington
IFPAC Washington 2018 will again see the attendance of Optimal Industrial Technologies, one of the key industry players in process analytical technology (PAT) for industrial process applications. The business will be displaying synTQ V5, a PAT platform that has become standard within the pharma industry, and the demonstration will show new features such as Control Charts and the MSPC viewer. The event takes place from February 11th - 14th, with Optimal located on booth 308.

ISPE San Diego 2017

Building on the widespread uptake of its process analytical technology (PAT) platform synTQ, Optimal Industrial Technologies will be present on Stand 1505 at ISPE San Diego to underline the real-world productivity, quality and efficiency gains that it can deliver.

Taking place from 29th October – 1st November 2017, ISPE attendees will have the chance to meet with Optimal experts and discuss how to improve their pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing processes.



IFPAC Shanghai

Optimal's proven synTQ PAT platform at IFPAC China 2017

IFPAC travels to China this September, gathering industry experts, government representatives and academia together to discuss the technologies shaping the future of pharmaceutical and related industries. Optimal Industrial Technologies will also be present with its revolutionary process analytical technology (PAT) software synTQ, which has been proven to slash manufacturing times and open the door to continuous manufacturing.



Proventa Zurich
synTQ PAT software brings continuous manufacturing to Biomanufacturing Strategy Meeting Europe 2017

Interphex Japan
Optimal Industrial Automation and its synTQ V5 process analytical technology (PAT) based production and development platform proved extremely popular at Interphex Japan. A regular at Interphex events, Optimal’s regional Application Partner - Quality Design Co Ltd., of Osaka, Japan took the opportunity to demonstrate the tangible benefits that PAT offers to manufacturers of pharmaceuticals with a number of other exhibitors also highlighting the synTQ platform during the event.

Climbing the learning curve
Proponents of Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) make some big claims: saying that benefits include lower manufacturing costs, improved product quality, reduced time to market, and a rapid return on investment.

New pharma production techniques will increase US production
Utilising process analytical technology (PAT) in mainstream pharmaceutical production represents a new approach for several of the major US drug companies, so discussion between users and vendors at the recent synTQ user group meeting held in Maryland this April included some significant targets for change and correspondingly focussed solutions.

Sentronic PAT Meeting 2017
Optimal Industrial Automation will be joined by leading process analytical technology (PAT) practitioners and researchers in Dresden this May, as part of the Sentronic PAT Meeting 2017.

ISPE Barcelona 2017
Optimal Industrial Automation will be showcasing its complete range of automation solutions at the ISPE Conference in Barcelona in April. With the theme of this year's exhibition being 'Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in 2025' and the accelerating adoption of the company's innovative synTQ process analytical technology (PAT) software by SMEs and global pharma majors going on right now, the timing couldn't be more prescient.