650 Predictive Scale-up/Scale-Down for Production of Pharmaceuticals and Biopharmaceuticals

Thursday, November 20, 2014: 8:30 AM
203 (Hilton Atlanta)
Batch processing in the Pharmaceutical Industry involves a series of unit operations where the synthesis and downstream processing of the chemical or microbiological product takes place in conjunction with the transfer of mass, heat and momentum transfer. All of these processes are scale dependent and typically involve scaling-up from lab equipment to mini-plant and eventually to full scale commercial operation. Similarly operational issues experienced at full scale manufacturing (poor quality, yield, safety, etc.) require a systematic scale-down approach to the lab scale in order to reproduce and analyze manufacturing problems before implementing solutions. Chemical engineers working in the industry today are faced with the challenge to appropriately plan experiments in the lab in order to tackle such problems using predictive, first-principles based modeling as guide. This session is meant to invite papers that cover both theoretical and applied aspects of such scale-up/scale-down analysis. Papers covering both drug substance and drug product applications are also encouraged.

Pharmaceutical Discovery, Development and Manufacturing Forum
Pharmaceuticals (15B)

Kostas Saranteas
Email: Kostas.Saranteas@sunovion.com

Brian Glennon
Email: brian.glennon@approcess.com

Juan Aon
Email: juan.c.aon@gsk.com

- indicates paper has an Extended Abstract file available on CD.

8:30 AM
(650a) Tablet Coating Scale-up Based on DEM Simulations: Going from Lab- to Industry-Scale
Gregor Toschkoff, Rok Dreu, Klaus Knop, Peter Kleinebudde, Andreas Altmeyer, Adrian Funke, Georg Scharrer, Johannes G. Khinast and Ydalia Mercado-Delgado

8:55 AM

9:20 AM
(650c) Scale-up of Agitated Drying: Effect of Shear Stress and Hydrostatic Pressure on API Powder Properties
Brenda Remy, Weston K. Kightlinger, Eric M. Saurer, Nathan Domagalski and Benjamin J. Glasser

9:45 AM

10:10 AM