Process understanding through QbD and PAT
Quality by Design (QbD) is a systematic approach to pharmaceutical development that refers to designing and developing formulations and manufacturing processes that can generate a prescribed product quality. In other words, QbD adopts the understanding that “quality cannot be tested into products; it should be built-in during the designing phase”
For in-depth process understanding the centre has a range of Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) including in-line NIR and Raman techniques and expertise in applying QbD approaches to process optimisation.
In addition, researchers at the centre have expertise in analytical chemistry and access to an impressive range of analytical equipment that enables them to comprehensively characterize and screen both active ingredients and excipients.