The webinar will briefly review the theory and hardware available for near-infrared spectroscopy: how and why it is good for the applications chosen.
The session will cover various chemical and physical measurements of pharmaceutical (small molecule API) and biological (proteins, enzymes, bacteria) analytes. How its speed and specificity allow these processes to be monitored and controlled in rea-time to assure a quality (safe and effective) product. In medical research and investigations, the penetrating and safe radiation allows practitioners to "see" through flesh and investigate the chemistry of a body, non-intrusively
Why should you Attend: In the Pharma industry, there is pressure to generate more data, more quickly. Current methods are normally destructive, so more assays cut into the number of doses for sale. NIRS is not only rapid, but non-destructive. It is responsive to the physical and chemical environment of the dosage form: some potential values determined are API content, hardness, moisture, dissolution prediction, degree of crystallinity.
In the BioPharma industry, NIRS, with its associated Chemometric software, is capable of monitoring (and controlling) a bio-process. A fermentation can have all its nutrients and by-products monitored, simultaneously, avoiding slower, traditional testing.
The computational power of NIRS as well as its ability to penetrate human tissue lends itself to various bio-tests (during WWII, NIR was used to measure the blood oxygen of bomber pilots), tumor examination, and such.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Types of NIR equipment used in each industry
Methodologies for Pharma applications (sampling, software, validation)
Methodologies for BioPharma
Methodologies for Medical Research
- Analytical & QC Chemists
- Medical Researchers
- Pharma Formulators
• Analytical & QC Chemists
• Medical Researchers
• Pharma Formulators