This quick, one-time registration gives you access to members-only site benefits. One of the more vocal firms of late about its PAT programs and applications has been AstraZeneca. At last months Pittcon show in Orlando, and entire session devoted to PAT development and implementation was dominated by AZ presenters. Nils-Erik Andersson shared thoughts on how firms can benefit from a PAT Center of Excellence. Click the Download Now button below to download Anderssons extensive and helpful presentation (17 pages, PDF format). One of the companys resident PAT gurus, Ziggy Waraszkiewicz, delivered what he called an industry perspective on PAT. AstraZeneca, Waraszkiewicz says, has moved beyond the exploratory phase of PAT and is entering the exploitation phase. He agreed to share a few thoughts with What is your "industry perspective" on PAT? What two or three things are you seeing these days? What critical issues are being overlooked by industry and regulators? The toughest challenge the scientists, familiar with the benefits of PAT in the pharmaceutical industry, face is not the science or the technology, but to convince the senior leadership to approve funding for PAT initiatives. Senior leadership, in many cases, is reluctant to fund products without a business case showing the return on the investment. Emil Ciurczak [NIR expert, former research fellow at Purdue Pharma] recently stated in a review of this year's IFPAC Conference: "The wrong people come to these meetings. . . it is preaching to the choir . . . The financial officers of the companies often have no idea of why and what PAT is." I feel many in the pharmaceutical industry still do not realize that whether you call it PAT, process understanding, war on variability, or continuous improvement, the expectation of the FDA in the future will be that the pharmaceutical industry, like
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