NJAIChE May 14 2013 Meeting

Process Analytical Technology

                                                                          May 14, 2013




Design of

Process Analytical Systems



The ability to characterize input materials and monitor a process in real time enables sophisticated control strategies that maintain tight quality specifications regardless of perturbations. The presentation will discuss the engineering tools and knowledge required to design and deploy Process Analytical Technology (PAT) solutions in pharmaceutical drug substance and drug product manufacturing as an example of advanced sensing techniques which enable process control. Current PAT technologies will be discussed including the engineering theory, principles, and mathematics required to design and deploy these technologies in a pharmaceutical manufacturing environment in compliance with FDA and international regulations. There will be an overview of analyzer types and principles of operation, chemometric techniques for multivariate analysis, multivariate process models, dynamic process control, and advanced pattern recognition techniques. In addition, the presentation will cover the technical aspects of real-time data management and 21 CFR Part 11 compliance.

About the Speaker:

Daniel J. Wasser. PhD

Dr. Wasser has BS and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in a Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics. He began his career at Mobil Oil where he was involved in a number of projects ranging from automation of pilot-scale catalyst test units to multivariate control of refining processes. For the past fifteen years he has worked in the pharmaceutical industry and is currently Associate Director of Process Intelligence and Technology at Bristol-Myers Squibb. While at BMS, he has been involved in the design and deployment of PAT-based process monitoring and control systems for API manufacturing at both the pilot and commercial scale. In addition to his work at BMS, Dr. Wasser is an adjunct professor at Stevens Institute of Technology where he teaches a course on the design of PAT systems for pharmaceutical manufacturing.


Meeting Logistics


Tuesday May 14, 2013


Registration 6:00 PM

Dinner 6:30 PM

Program 7:30 PM


Snuffy’s Restaurant Mountain and Park Avenues, Scotch Plains

(250 Park Avenue  Scotch Plains, NJ 07076, phone 908-322-7726)


Members and Guests …………………..………..$25

Unemployed/Retired Section members………. $15

Students………………………………………….…No Charge


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 Future Meetings

Have you heard someone speak that would be of interest to our group? Would you like to speak? We’re interested in both technical and general interest presentations. Let us know.

 Professional Development Hours

PDH credits will be awarded when applicable

New Jersey Section Information:


Call Andy Soos at (908) 604-2670 or e-mail at rsvp@njaiche.org by Friday 5/10/13.

 Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee meeting will be held on May 7th at Paisano’s Pizza at 6:30 pm (1511 U.S. 22, Watchung, NJ 07069 at the Watchung Square Mall).

All members are welcome.


North Jersey Section Information:


Call Gary Prager at (973) 992-3724, or fax at (973) 992-6110, or e-mail at Prager7@comcast.net by Friday 5/10/13.

 Executive Committee Meeting

The Executive Committee meeting will be held on May 8th at Jim Johnston’s at 6:00 pm

(58 Eisenhower Parkway, Roseland, NJ 07068).