News: BMS' Tabora to Receive Award for Excellence in QbD

Sept. 26, 2011

The Pharmaceuticals division of AIChE has announced that Dr. Jose Tabora of Bristol Myers Squibb will receive the 2011 AIChE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Quality by Design (QbD) for Drug Substance. DynoChem Inc, the North American subsidiary of Scale-up Systems Limited, continues its sponsorship of the Award, worth $1500 and a commemorative plaque.

Dr. Tabora was nominated for his leadership role in application of advanced computational tools and approaches for data generation, exploration, visualization and analysis to support the Quality by Design framework and for his publications on QbD tools and techniques.

Dr. Joe Hannon, Managing Director of Scale-up Systems, who helped to coordinate the awards process, congratulated Dr Tabora, noting that "Jose has been instrumental in showing how to link tools such as statistical and first principles modeling to deliver QbD and we look forward to extending the reach of these tools for the benefit of the whole pharmaceutical community".

The QbD Topical Conference Program at the AIChE Annual Meeting, thanks to volunteer efforts of session chairs from industry, regulators and academia, features many high quality sessions on the scientific and practical aspects of QbD implementation. Full details are available at and Online registration is available at:

A parallel prize for QbD for Drug Product, sponsored by Pfizer Inc, will be awarded to members of the Chantix/Champix Real Time Release team. 2011 also features a new third award, sponsored by Merck & Co, for Excellence in Integrated QbD Practice. All three QbD awards will be presented at a special session on Tuesday evening, October 18:

Further coverage of the awards is available at

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