How Process Analytical Technology (PAT) can benefit Green Chemistry and your company.


Dr. James Rydzak


Abstract: We are all seeing serious effects of climate change and often don’t know what to do about it.  Process Analytical can have a big impact on Green Chemistry throughout the development all the way through to the manufacturing stages of products that companies produce.  This presentation will show the benefits of PAT and how they can make for a greener development and manufacturing process and show how this can also reduce costs for companies in the process.   Examples will include the use of on-line tools such as FTIR, Raman, NIR and Mass Spectroscopy and demonstrate how they benefit Green Chemistry and can reduce costs.


Bio: Jim Rydzak is a consultant, founder, and CEO of Specere Consulting. During his time in industry, Jim started Process Analytical groups, at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Pharmaceuticals for 16 years and at Colgate Palmolive for 16 years.  While at Colgate, he was a member of the Directors of Industrial Research Process Analytical round table. After joining GSK, Jim became active in the Pharmaceutical Process Analytical Roundtable and was a founding member of the ASTM E55 Committee for the Manufacture of Pharmaceuticals and has served as Executive Secretary. In 2016, ASTM published a Guidance standard, E 2989 entitled “Risk-Based Validation of Analytical Methods for PAT” that Jim co-authored and managed the working group that approved the guidance.

Jim has taught short courses in Industrial Spectroscopy with for the Center for Professional Advancement and is currently teaching “Process Analytical Chemistry: Out of the Lab and into the Pipes” course on PAT at Pittcon, SciX and the Eastern Analytical Symposium.   Jim has been the PAT section chair for SciX, organizing sessions on PAT in Continuous and Flow chemistry in Pharmaceuticals, Biopharmaceuticals and industrial chemistry for over 15 years.  He is also on the EAS analytical conferences Governing Boards and has been on the SciX governing board and been the FACSS governing board chairman. He has also been the President of the Coblentz Society and is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Spectroscopy.