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Ask the Experts: Analytical Solutions for Accelerating Drug Development in R&D

About the webinar

Join our panel of experts to discuss analytical techniques that can help support your work in drug discovery. We offer a complete range of spectroscopy and software solutions, including FTIR, Raman, and UV-Vis, with applications that can facilitate the process of identifying and validating therapeutic targets to move forward as a potential drug candidate.

Draw on our expertise in analytical techniques to give you the edge in discovery of the next breakthrough. In this webinar, we will provide a brief overview of each analytical technique with an opportunity for you to get your specific questions answered by our experts.  Topics include:

  • FTIR spectroscopy has been a major partner in pharmaceutical processes, including drug development, quality assurance, and forensic investigations such as contaminant analysis or counterfeit drug investigations. Huge databases and catalogs of methods help users quickly become productive. Recent developments around microspectroscopy have improved the accessibility of the tools and the quality of the data attained, making it a workhorse tool for any pharmaceutical laboratory. Compliance tools ensure the data is useable for new drug applications, research and development, and quality control.
  • Advancements in Raman technology have brought improved instrumentation, better sensitivity, excellent instrument stability over time and powerful data analysis, all with increased usability and acceptance in this field. In this webinar, we will discuss the capabilities of Raman spectroscopy in drug development for identification, including its ability to distinguish between polymorphs, characterize active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and determine contaminants.
  • Researchers using UV-Vis spectrophotometers measure samples as part of QA/QC process within a broader workflow, or as the final analysis to determine analyte identity or concentration. This technique is useful whether measuring large molecules in solution, small molecules in powder form, or the transparency of solids. Join us as we discuss 1) how UV-Vis spectroscopy aids in nucleic acid quantification & qualification prior to quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR); and 2) how to determine the identity and concentration of ibuprofen.

About the speakers

Fred Fiddler currently has the role of Sr. Manager, Field Applications team for Vibrational Spectroscopy, Bulk Elemental Analysis and Material Characterization at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Fred acquired his B.S. in Pure and Applied Chemistry from the University of the West Indies Jamaica and MBA from University of Phoenix. He spent the past twenty plus years working with analytical instrumentation in roles of Applications Scientist and managing different Applications teams across a range of technologies supporting many different industries.

Dr. Michael Bradley taught graduate and undergraduate chemistry for 15 years before becoming a field applications scientist with Thermo Fisher Scientific. He helped develop and launch the Thermo Scientific Nicolet iN10 FTIR Microscope and the Nicolet iS10 FTIR Spectrometer. He then led the development team for the Nicolet iS50 FTIR Spectrometer and most recently the Nicolet RaptIR FTIR Microscope.

Dr. Bradley is now the Product Manager for FTIR spectrometers and microscopes. He’s involved in product development and helps teach customers to better utilize spectroscopy tools. He ensures that customer feedback is incorporated into the development of next-generation hardware and software tools. Mike also sits on the Advisory Board for Spectroscopy Magazine.

Sudhir Dahal is Product Manager of research Raman products at Thermo Fisher Scientific. The products include Raman microscopes and benchtop Raman spectrometers. He has worked with several spectroscopy techniques in the industry and has over 7 years of experience. He has a PhD from University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), where he researched and collaborated on developing novel spectroscopy-based technique for brain tumor cell detection. 

Patrick Brown is the Product Manager for NanoDrop spectrophotometers, cuvette-based spectrophotometers, and NMR instruments at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Patrick collects user feedback, integrates feedback into software and hardware updates, and works with marketing teams to communicate these benefits to end users. Thermo Fisher Scientific spectrophotometers are used by scientists around the world to quantify and qualify a variety of analytes from life science to materials science. Before joining Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2015, Patrick earned a master's degree in biomedical sciences from Pennsylvania State University.

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