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Masterclass in Process Development & Scale-Up in the Pharmaceutical Industry
January 17, 2020

Registration is now open for the popular Masterclass in Process Research and Development, a biennial event brought to you by NUI Galway in partnership with SSPC (University of Limerick), Roche Ireland Ltd, will be taking place at NUI Galway (D’Arcy Thompson Theatre) on 28th – 30th April 2020.

The course, which will be delivered by industrial practitioners and is aimed at Ph.D./M.Sc. students in chemistry and related disciplines, will:

  • Focus on synthetic processes for “small molecule” active drug ingredients (APIs) and address the organic, physical and analytical chemistry involved.
  • Cover process selection and development, technology transfer and on-going optimisation with reference to the safety, environmental, engineering, quality and regulatory disciplines involved.
  • Use real examples to illustrate the subject.
  • Include informal workshops run by our speakers and hands-on use of emerging analytical technologies courtesy of our exhibitioners.

(Note that the event has been expanded to 2 ½ days to accommodate workshops and hands-on use of emerging analytical technologies).

On completion of the course, students will:

  • Understand the considerations involved in designing a chemical process suitable for industrial manufacturing
  • Appreciate the scientific disciplines involved in bringing a chemical process from laboratory to industrial scale
  • Be familiar with the organic chemistry involved in the manufacture of some significant current drugs
  • Be able to rationalise and discuss the mechanisms of organic reactions involved in the synthesis of drugs
  • Appreciate the importance of the physical properties of APIs and understand approaches and techniques for their control

There will be a fee of €150 per attendee. Applications and enquiries to [email protected].

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