Monday, November 23, 2015

AIChE 2015; QbD, Awards, Reception; honoured to be made a Fellow

Readers of this blog (and members of the DynoChem community in general) will be aware that the AIChE Annual Meeting is an excellent place to learn about the current practicalities of implementing QbD.

The 2015 Annual meeting took place in Salt Lake City earlier this month and three of our team attended, Peter, Marion and myself (Joe).  We attended the pharma sessions mostly, plus a few process development, green chemistry and mixing sessions.  We were delighted to see so many customers presenting their DynoChem work and you can download a list of papers that referenced DynoChem here (Microsoft OneDrive) or here (Dropbox).  We also presented on some lab reactor characterisation work carried out with Pfizer and this will be presented as a DynoChem webinar in 2016 and the slides will be made available in DynoChem Resources.

We participated in the QbD Awards presentation, where the drug substance prize sponsored by our company (Scale-up Systems) went to Dr Dan Hallow of J&J (formerly BMS).

And we held a reception/party for our customers, which we run every few years, featuring news and previews of forthcoming tools and the DynoChem Jeopardy game, in which the categories this year were Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Ireland and DynoChem.  A team assembled from Hovione (Portugal), Dow (Freeport, TX) and Eastman (Kingsport, TN) won the prize.  For more pictures, see our Facebook page.

Winners of DynoChem Jeopardy at AIChE 2015
Finally, I had the honour this year of being made a Fellow of AIChE, a distinction that I will wear with pride and also leverage to spread the word about the power of excellent chemical engineering in today's world.

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