Pittcon 2009 Portal

 
Pittcon 2009 Portal

60th Annual Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy

The premier conference and exposition on laboratory sciences celebrates 60 years of service to the scientific community. Pittcon is the most comprehensive annual meeting on laboratory science in the world, offering a first class lab product exposition, a diverse, high quality technical program, unparalleled educational programs, and invaluable peer to peer networking opportunities. The 2009 venue is McCormick Place, Chicago, IL-a state of the art meeting facility in a vibrant, fun, and culturally rich city.

Quick Facts

  • Pittcon 2009
  • March 8 - 13, 2009
    McCormick Place
  • Chicago, IL

Table of Contents

Video Coverage and Podcasts

Don’t Drift Out of Control—Part 2

Reduce calibration costs and improve sensor integrity through statistical analysis in a validated environment.

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Posters and Presentations

A QbD-based Methodology for the Rapid Development of LC Methods

Using ICH Q8 principles for Design of Experiments, S-Matrix Corp. has developed a means of defining a design space for optimizing the performance and robustness of liquid chromatography operations. Richard Verseput and Graham Shelver share the detailed slides that they have presented recently in educational sessions with the FDA.

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Membrane-Based Centrifugal Separations for Development of Rapid Analytical Methods

Quality control laboratories need simple methods to routinely determine key qualities of proteins including the concentration of low molecular weight impurities and the protein’s ability to bind low molecular weight species. Membrane-based centrifugal devices rapidly separate high and low MW species allowing simple, rapid quantitation. David Cunningham, Ph.D., with Abbott Diagnostics explains in this presentation.

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Quantitative Analysis of Glycerol in by RP-HPLC

Analytical methods for determination of glycerol based on enzymatic reactions can be costly and time-consuming, and gas chromatography is not always the best solution. Researchers at Warsaw’s Institute for Biotechnology and Antibiotics have developed a simple, rapid means of determining glycerol based on the oxidation of glycerol to formaldehyde. This poster explains.

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Analysis of Pharmaceuticals Using Ion-Exchange/Reversed-Phase Mixed-Mode Chromatography

This PowerPoint presentation from Xiaodong Liu and Chris Pohl of Dionex Corp. discusses the use of high-purity silica columns for pharmaceutical counterions (anions and cations), drug substance and respective counterion (regardless of hydrophobicity), mixtures of basic and acidic drugs with respective counterions, and mixtures of acidic, basic and neutral active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs).

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An Extended Range of Columns for Aqueous Size Exclusion Chromatography

As the range of applications for size exclusion chromatography (SEC) grows, a very large array of columns is required to cover all possible sample types across the range. This poster from Varian, Inc. outlines its offerings and breadth of applications.

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Digital Insights: Hashtags & Free Lunch

A crash course in Twitter hashtags and more, so you can follow the action at Pittcon and Interphex.

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PharmaView: Pharma Job Cuts: Decisive, Long-term Strategic Actions?

There’s no good way to deliver bad news, but that doesn’t mean it should be hidden or glossed over.

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From the Editor: Defining the Design Space

How can you talk your CEO into paying for Quality by Design if you can’t even agree on what its core concepts mean?

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Controlled Ice Nucleation Moves into Manufacturing

Two viable techniques exist for better lyo control in commercial processes, says UConn’s freeze-drying guru.

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Funny Pharm: You Write the Caption & Win: March 2011

Introducing "Funny Pharm," sponsored by Paratherm Corp., featuring drawings by award-winning cartoonist Jerry King. Submit your caption and win.

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Building a Modeling Culture in Manufacturing at Pfizer

At Pfizer, the value of models is not in mimicking reality, but in illustrating the interactions between people, equipment, materials, and time.

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Nestle: Curing People With Food

Nestle SA "pioneers a new industry between food and pharma."

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Light Induced Fluorescence as a “New” Tool for Pharmaceutical PAT

Light induced fluorescence can be considered a complementary tool in the pharmaceutical PAT toolbox.

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Optimizing Coating Parameters to Improve Tablet Performance by Means of Terahertz Pulsed Imaging (TPI)

Through TPI, coating thickness that can be correlated to both the mean dissolution time and the onset of dissolution. TeraView’s Alessia Portieri, PhD, details how.

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Onsite and Online, Interphex Attracting Visitors

The annual spring tradeshow has reenergized itself by building a year-round online presence.

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2011: Progress on the Pedigree Front?

Maxiom Group’s Scott Dicks answers our questions about whether drug manufacturers are moving ahead with electronic pedigree programs.

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Product Preview

ABB, Inc: Booth #2213

ABB will showcase its Industrial IT eXtended PAT (process analytical technology) software. The latest generation of ABB’s PAT solutions, xPAT provides simplified engineering and streamlined integration with enterprise systems, as well as broad connectivity to a host of analyzers to help customers achieve continuous process improvement, real-time product release and Quality by Design. (QbD).

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Ahura Scientific: Booth # 2339: Raw Material Identification in Less Than 30 Seconds

Raw material identity verification is a critical step in the quality control process, with tremendous impact on customer safety as well as speed – and cost – of production. Global pharmaceutical manufacturers are seeking technology that will allow them to approach a 100 percent inspection goal, without prohibitive financial or staff investment.

With Ahura Scientifics’ TruScan, pharmaceutical manufacturers can now obtain fast, accurate material identity verification – typically in less than 30 seconds – with the ease and convenience of a handheld Raman spectrometer. This cost-effective solution allows users to quickly develop methods, enabling immediate release of raw materials into production. Further, TruScan is designed to meet the stringent requirements of current good manufacturing practices (CGMP) and 21 CFR Part 11-compliant environments.

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Applied Biosystems: Booth # 1051, 1619: Fully Configured and Validated LIMS System—Get Up and Running in as Little as Two Months

Applied Biosystems develops fully integrated laboratory information management solutions, SQL*LIMS, that address the complete manufacturing QA/QC process, including lot/batch management, environmental monitoring, quality event/deviation tracking, stability study and inventory management, and ELN integration. With over 1,000 lab installs and more than 30,000 users, Applied Biosystems is the perfect choice for your LIMS solutions.

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GE Analytical Instruments: Booth #3645: Science-Based Risk Management Via Real-Time TOC Analysis

The Sievers 500 RL On-Line Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Analyzer is a reagentless analyzer designed for continuous monitoring of organics in ultrapure water for pharmaceutical, microelectronics, and power applications. The Sievers 500 RL provides the superior analytical accuracy and performance found in all Sievers TOC Analyzers, with a 0.03 ppb limit of detection and autozero capabilities for unsurpassed low-level performance. The 500 RL TOC Analyzer provides a range of options that can be customized to meet the specific needs of a wide variety of applications.

The Sievers 500 RL On-Line TOC Analyzer is designed to deliver science-based risk management capability to the production floor. This is largely achieved by integrating the trusted Sievers laboratory TOC analysis methodology into a reagentless on-line analyzer that delivers the same high level of analytical process capability associated with laboratory analyzers, but without the delay. The 500 RL thus supports pharmaceutical industry quality initiatives such as Process Automated Technology (PAT) and on-line Cleaning Validation (CV).

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Pall Life Sciences: Booth #2006: New Products to Improve Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

Work with confidence in the speed, ease and reliability of your sample prep. Pall is the largest and most diverse filtration and separation company in the world, and the global leader in the development of related technologies. Pall simplifies sample prep in analytical and life science applications with scalable chromatography, tangential flow, and sterile filtration products; sample prep products for pharmaceutical QC; filter plates for sample prep and detection; and a line of lab water purification systems. Choose from a variety of scalable device configurations for processing single or multiple samples from benchtop to high throughput.

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Polychromix: Booth #2616

Polychromix is a leader in miniaturized and handheld NIR spectrometers and analyzers. Using our unique MEMS (Mirco-Electro-Mechanical-System) technology enables us to construct a new breed of handheld spectroscopic devices which are smaller, lighter and cheaper than ever possible before. The revolutionary PHAZIR and POD product lines are broadly used in a variety of quantitative and qualitative pharmaceutical applications including raw material inspection, at-line and online process control, moisture content analysis and more.

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Waters Corporation: Booth #4240, SR42, SR43, SR44, SR45

Our company helps laboratory-dependent organizations by providing breakthrough technologies and solutions. Pioneering a connected portfolio of separation and analytical science, laboratory informatics and mass spectrometry, Waters provides the tools to improve the quality of today’s science and explore the infinite possibilities of tomorrow’s. Waters, The Science of What’s Possible.

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