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Process Analytical Technology

Achieve Better Efficiency, Quality, & Compliance While Reducing Costs & Time-To-Market

Improve Efficiency & Quality With Process Analytical Technology (PAT)

Pharmaceutical companies, CDMOs and CMOs face growing pressures to deliver more products at a lower cost while ensuring the quality and security of supply. Advanced PAT technologies address these challenges by increasing saleable product through more consistent quality, higher yields, and greater throughput. In addition, digitalization advances such as extensive connectivity, increased computing power, and advanced analytics have all continued to strengthen the accessibility and power of PAT to accelerate market growth.

Pharma Applications for PAT

Process Analytical Technology (PAT) is primarily used for designing, analyzing, and controlling manufacturing processes. These applications highlight PAT’s role in enhancing manufacturing efficiency, quality, and regulatory compliance in the pharmaceutical industry:

  • Monitoring and ensuring product quality by measuring critical process parameters.
  • Aiding in the shift from static batch manufacturing to dynamic, more efficient processes.
  • Compensating for variability in raw materials and equipment to produce consistent products.
  • Implementing continuous manufacturing technologies for consistent product quality and waste reduction.
  • Utilizing tools like multivariate data analysis and process analytical chemistry instruments for real-time process control.

Other PAT Industry Applications

PAT’s role in these industries is pivotal for quality assurance, process optimization, and meeting regulatory requirements. Contact our experts is you are looking for information on PAT applications in a specific industry.

Chemical Manufacturing

In chemical production, PAT aids in optimizing reactions, monitoring purity, and ensuring consistent product quality. It’s used in processes like polymerization and distillation.

Food & Beverage Manufacturing

PAT helps in maintaining consistency in food quality, monitoring critical parameters like moisture content, and ensuring safety standards in processes like fermentation and pasteurization.

Environmental Monitoring

PAT can be used to monitor pollutants and ensure compliance with environmental regulations. This includes air and water quality monitoring.

Petrochemical Industry

In refining and processing of petroleum products, PAT is used for controlling processes and improving efficiency, ensuring the quality of fuels and other derivatives.

Meet the Expert

Paul Brodbeck, Chief Technologist

Paul has over 30 years of experience in design, programming, and commissioning of DCS and PLC automation control systems for specialty chemical and pharmaceutical companies.