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How to master raw material ID testing

Now, more than ever, the assurance that therapeutic and preventative drugs have gone through rigorous and regulated quality control is a primary driver of patient trust in personalized medicines and vaccines. 

The nature of the pharmaceutical industry is transforming to focus more on biologic drug products and parenteral treatments manufactured in cGMP environments, which is vastly different from traditional oral tablets or capsules.

Despite these industry changes, the identification of APIs, excipients, and cell culture media for drug manufacturing and the identification of drug substances remains a constant need, not to mention the importance of brand protection against counterfeits.

In this on-demand webinar, Thermo Fisher Scientific explores the evolving role of handheld and portable instruments to drive quality improvements and manufacturing success.

Key learning outcomes

  • Understand why chemically defined cell culture media are trending and how to differentiate between similar media
  • Examine new opportunities to test ionic salts and close the gap toward 100 percent raw material identification
  • Explore time and productivity savings observed by performing quantitative analysis using handheld spectroscopy
  • See how real-time release testing can be accomplished and achieve drug substance and drug product identification

About the speakers

Dean Stuart is a Product Manager for Thermo Fisher Scientific. He is passionate about the advancement of scientific instrumentation. Throughout his career, Dean has shown a special interest in sustainable quality improvements for the pharmaceutical industry.

His prior roles include a quality control scientist and an analytical methods developer at Boehringer Ingelheim. Dean currently specializes in the development of portable Raman, Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR), and X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) technologies for the biopharmaceutical industry.

Eden Couillard is a Scientist for Thermo Fisher Scientific, working to develop the latest portable scientific instrumentation. During her time at Thermo Fisher, Eden has worked as a technical lead and aided in the creation of several new products, including the Thermo Scientific IonicX portable XRF analyzer.

Her prior roles include a synthetic research chemist for Johnson Matthey Pharma Services. Currently, Eden specializes in portable Raman, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), and X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) technologies.​​​

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