ISA NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Infantino
ISA Releases Automation Applications in Bio-Pharmaceuticals Resource
Research Triangle Park, NC (13 February 2008) -- ISA recently announced its practical guide to the bio-pharmaceutical industry entitled "Automation Applications in Bio-Pharmaceuticals" by George Buckbee, P.E. and Joseph Alford, Ph.D., P.E., CAP.
The bio-pharmaceutical industry demands exacting detail in design, development, operation, quality, and just about every other aspect of the business. According to the authors, the book was developed to guide the new and experienced automation professional on how to apply automation to bio-pharmaceuticals, as well as try to accelerate the learning process. Their hope is that the book's content will help scientists and engineers continue to contribute to the manufacture of high-quality medicines via improving process control and on-line availability of information while reducing costs, cycle time, and process variability.
Technical, biological, and regulatory requirements are addressed, including the following major topics:
Background on bio-pharmaceutical industry, economics, and processes
Selection of instrumentation, valves, and hardware
Batch process control
Process Analytical Technology (PAT)
Regulatory and validation concerns
Advanced technology applications
For more information about this resource, visit www.isa.org/biopharmaceutical or call (919) 549-8411.
Founded in 1945, ISA (www.isa.org) is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping over 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere. ISA is the founding sponsor of The Automation Federation (www.automationfederation.org).