Synthetic Route Discovery
Costing of Chemical Processes
The Investigative Approach
Statistical Methods of Optimisation
Planning for Scale-Up
Appreciation of Chemical Engineering Principles
Crystallisation and Polymorphism
New and Emerging Technologies in Process R&D
Thermal Hazard Testing and Runaway Reactions
Effluent Minimisation and Control
- Chemical Development & Scale-Up in the Fine Chemical & Pharmaceutical Industries
- Principles and Practice
- 09.10.2012 - 11.10.2012
- Hotel Fira Palace - Barcelona
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Chemical process development is generally not taught as part of degree courses in higher education; the conversion of a synthetic route used for making milligram or gram quantities of a chemical into a process for manufacturing multi-kilogram and tonne quantities is typically learnt “on the job” by chemists in industry. For many years, little chemical development work was published in the literature, until the establishment of the Organic Process R & D journal by Dr Trevor Laird (Founder of Scientific Update). Even now, “tricks of the trade” are handed down within individual company organisations, and it can be difficult to gain an awareness of what is involved in chemical development, and of the skills and techniques required to efficiently scale up chemical processes.
This three-day course, written and presented by highly experienced process chemists from the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industry, provides a comprehensive overview of this fascinating and important element of the chemical industry. A logical investigative approach to all aspects of chemical development is described, with an abundance of case studies from literature, conferences and private communications. The multi-disciplinary nature of chemical development is emphasised, from the initial interaction with laboratory research scientists to the vital partnership with chemical engineers in the pilot plant and in the production environment. The lectures are interspersed with interactive problem sessions, enabling participants to share in the problem solving and troubleshooting typically experienced during chemical development.
- To train R&D chemists and engineers in the most efficient methods for developing cheap, robust processes for the manufacture of fine organic chemicals in the minimum amount of time.
- To educate chemists in the principles of scale-up and development, in basic engineering concepts and in techniques for the optimisation of processes.
- To teach chemists to learn from the experience (and mistakes) of others by examining case studies from industry.
At the end of the course participants will have gained:
- A logical investigative approach to chemical development and optimisation.
- An insight into the factors involved in development and scale-up.
- An appreciation of chemical engineering concepts, particularly mixing, heat transfer and process control.
- A preliminary knowledge of statistical methods of optimisation.
- Improved ability to decide which parts of the chemical process to examine in detail
- Ideas for efficient resource allocation
- Improved troubleshooting and problem solving ability
- Young Chemists who have just started work in industry as development chemists
- Organic Chemists/Medicinal Chemists in Research and Development who would like to gain an appreciation of development and scale up and who are perhaps contemplating moving into chemical development.
- Development and Production Chemists in industry who would like to improve their efficiency and gain an insight into alternative approaches to chemical development.
- Chemical Engineers who wish to understand a chemist’s approach to chemical development of batch processes. (Engineers would, however, need a good grounding in organic chemistry)
- Students who are about to enter the industry and can obtain company sponsorship.
- Experienced Chemists looking to refresh and/or augment their knowledge of chemical development
- Analytical Chemists who wish to gain a broader appreciation of process chemistry
- Managers who might benefit from a comprehensive and up to date overview of chemical development
"The course was excellent in general. In particular, the breadth of subjects that were covered in a very clear and concise manner, plus the format and number of problem sessions, were excellent in my opinion. High quality handouts with a wealth of literature references." Novexel SA
"Very well organised. Problem sessions are a really good idea. The literature information in the manual is very helpful." Boehringer Ingelheim
"Very useful and enjoyable - thanks!" Hospira Boulder Inc
"The course was helpful and the presenters were fantastic - extremely knowledgeable and easy to talk to." Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Co
"I love the small group problem solving sessions." Vertex
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- Hotel Fira Palace - Website
- Avda Rius I Taulet, 1-3
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Hotel Fira Palace is an elegant contemporary hotel, centrally located in downtown Barcelona, right next to the well known Plaza España, and a short distance away from the famous Ramblas and the sea front.
The Hotel Fira Palace offers you the largest bedrooms in the city, a restaurant which serves exquisite regional and international cuisine and excellent leisure facilities.
The hotel is holding standard rooms for us at a discounted rate. Scientific Update is contractually obligated to certain financial goals with the hotel. Your reservation is greatly appreciated, as it helps to meet our agreement. Please make your reservation soon in order to secure the reduced group rate.
From El Prat Airport it takes between 15/20 minutes to reach the hotel by Taxi. There is also a special Aerobus service which stops at various places in the city - the stop you require is Plaza Espana, which is a 5 minute walk from the Fira Palace. Tickets can be purchased on the bus.