From Concept to Commercialization:
Plan for Success from the Beginning

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WHEN: June 5-7, 2012
WHERE: HYATT house, King of Prussia, PA

WHAT: An effective R&D program should result in a safe, operable, and cost effective process that produces materials that meet the expectations of the client and customer. Effective process development engineers must recognize both technical and non-technical factors that can lead to inoperable processes and sub-optimum cost performance. The development of such instincts requires experience, which is frequently based on failures. This Process Development Symposium is offered as a means for development professionals to discuss experiences in the hope that, collectively, we can refine our predictive abilities and repeat good habits while rejecting bad ones.

These topics are germane to all industries that are served by chemical engineers and chemists. At this Symposium, experts from the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, electronics, oil and gas and specialty chemicals’ businesses will share ideas and proven methodologies for early recognition of troublesome technical and non-technical issues and their resolution.

WHO should attend: Those who work in areas of product and process development are expected to learn new and useful approaches for meeting the challenges of project success.  Technical issues such as scale-up problems and non-technical issues such as effective communication with managers and other functions will be addressed. This year's symposium is dedicated to providing a forum for discussion of major technical issues such as identifying innovative ideas and addressing scale-up problems, information, and know-how needed to plan for success from the beginning.

Similar to previous years, this symposium is expected to gather more than one hundred chemical engineers at the HYATT House in King of Prussia, PA, for a content driven symposium to exchange ideas, develop their professional knowledge, and network.

Keynote Speaker:

Mauricio Futran, Rutgers University

AIChE is pleased that Mauricio Futran will be giving a presentation entitled Addressing the Pharmaceutical Process Development Challenges.

For a complete list of speakers, visit our Speakers page.

Be prepared to leave with a critical understanding of planning for success from the beginning as it relates to going from concept to commercialization in a plant setting. Attendees will have ample opportunity to interact with expects from all sectors of the industry.