Join Gateway Analytical scientists as they dive into their best practice methods for characterizing and identifying foreign particulate from single particle to particle populations.
- Original Event Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
- Time: 2 pm Eastern Time
- Duration: 45 Minutes including Q&A
- Presenters: David Exline, Vice President, Julia Patterson, Scientist, and Marina Parra, Scientist at Gateway Analytical
- Host: Brittney Norris, Marketing & Creative Director at Gateway Analytical
Foreign particulate analysis is a critical aspect of pharmaceutical manufacturing and nonconformance investigations. The approaches and methodologies for analyzing foreign particulate vary depending on whether it is a single particle or a population of particles, as well as the physical properties of the particles themselves.
- An overview of manual foreign particulate characterization
- An overview of automated particulate characterizations
- How manual analysis compares to automated technologies for particle identification
- Commonly found sources of particulate contamination
- Application and case study examples of both manual and automated particulate analyses
During this webinar, Gateway Analytical scientists will present an overview of manual (SEM-EDS, microscopy, FTIR, and Raman) and automated (automated SEM, CCSEM) methodologies for characterizing foreign particulate matter in pharmaceutical investigations and cleanliness studies. Several case study examples will be presented showing the various approaches to particulate identification and the utility of both types of analyses.
David Exline, Vice President, Gateway Analytical
David Exline has more than 20 years of experience in managing and administering analytical laboratory and consulting services. David has specific expertise in applying chemical imaging methods such as Raman, UV-Vis and NIR techniques to solve the most difficult pharmaceutical and material science problems for Gateway Analytical customers. David is adept in numerous pharmaceutical-related services and testing methods including: materials characterization, particulate contamination analysis, particle sizing and high-resolution microscopy.
Julia Patterson, Scientist, Gateway Analytical
Julia started her career in 2010 as a scientist in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Services sector. She has over five years of experience in performing materials characterization and in the identification of foreign particulate matter. She has taught several classes to both pharmaceutical companies and the FDA on the management of foreign particulate matter in pharmaceutical processes.
Marina Parra, Scientist, Gateway Analytical
Marina Parra has more than three years of experience in materials characterization and analysis. Marina worked as an SEM technician for a year before joining Gateway Analytical, and also provided mineral characterization services during her time as an undergraduate. As a scientist, Marina focuses on providing particulate analysis and materials characterization to Gateway Analytical’s customers.