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Apex, NC, United States, 2011/09/23 - Science Officer Brisco Harward, Ph.D., to discuss Raw Material Testing and QC Backlogs.
Mustard Tree Instruments®, the leader in analytical instrumentation for the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, is hosting a webinar September 27 to examine technological solutions to avoiding costly testing and product waste in raw material, in-process and finished product identity verification .
“Counterfeit Drugs, Product Recalls, Raw Material Testing and QC Backlogs - Sound Familiar?” will be hosted by Science Officer Brisco Harward, Ph.D. from 11 am. to Noon EST and is free with online registration available at MTIwebinar.
“A steady increase in the importation of raw materials from third-world sources as well as FDA oversight are just two reasons why testing practices are putting a strain on quality control resources,” Dr. Harward said.
During the webinar, Dr. Harward will be taking questions from participants and discuss the use of Raman spectroscopy as a non-destructive approach to materials testing. Dr. Harward will use the example of the VTT 1000, an at-line testing and verification tool developed by Mustard Tree Instruments®,“This technology reduces testing expense and decreases manufacturing cycle time, while reducing the risk of manufacturing an out-of-specification product,” he added.
“The use of Raman spectroscopy in the VTT 1000 enables the user to accurately measure the chemical ID, color, and size of solid dosage and liquid and powder pharmaceutical material forms, thereby accelerating the QC and product verification process,” he explained.
Dr. Harward has over two decades of experience in the pharmaceutical industry including functions in R&D support, technical services, and the manufacture and packaging of clinical supplies. He has worked as the U.S. Applied Technology Director for Glaxo-Smith-Kline and Tech Services Manager for Catalent, and currently reports to Todd Blonshine, CEO.
Mustard Tree Instruments® technology seeks to close the gap in the testing tools needed to assure quality products being made with fewer recalls.
About Mustard Tree Instruments®
Mustard Tree Instruments® accelerates the QC process by bringing testing from the lab to the production line (Lab2Line.com). Mustard Tree Instruments® is redefining pharmaceutical manufacturing testing with a unique multi-variant device, the VTT 1000. Using Raman spectroscopy technology for enhanced accuracy, this easy to use at-line instrument quickly verifies raw materials to final dosage forms in solid, powder, gel, and liquid product samples within seconds. The rapid analytics of the VTT 1000 significantly reduce testing time and set-up costs while mitigating manufacturing risks associated with bad product batches. Mustard Tree Instruments is committed to fully engaging with our customers from purchase through implementation.