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Ask the Experts: Ensure Quality of Incoming Raw Materials: Lab-to-Field Solutions for Material Identification and Quantification

About the webinar

Ask the Experts: Ensuring the quality of raw materials and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) is a critical step in the drug manufacturing process with impacts on speed and cost of production, product and patient safety, and, ultimately, your brand reputation.  Spectroscopy instrumentation offers many advantages including fast, accurate identification and quantification of contaminants and adulterants that can affect your product quality.   

In this webinar, our panel of experts will discuss our lab-to-field spectroscopy capabilities, including FTIR, Raman, and Near Infrared (NIR) techniques, with application examples that show how you can ensure product quality as well as improve workflow efficiencies.  Each presenter will provide a brief overview and an opportunity for you to get your specific questions answered. 

About the speakers

Suja Sukumaran, Ph.D., is a Product Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific. She received her Ph.D. in Biophysics from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Germany, as part of the international Max Planck research School and is the co-inventor of US PATENTS on ‘MspA Nanopores and related methods’ licensed to Illumina Inc. She has expertise and extensive experience in molecular spectroscopy, visible and fluorescence Imaging, and protein and lipid biochemistry.Her current research interests are AI for protein folding, microplastics, and recycling.

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. 

Eden Couillard is an Applications Scientist in Research and Development within the Chemical Analysis Division based in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. Since joining Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2017, she has supported new product development for several different Raman, FTIR, XRF, and LIBS handheld analyzers. Her prior experience includes large scale organic synthesis of APIs for a GMP laboratory services company. Eden holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Roger Williams University and is currently working on her MBA through Southern NH University. Eden’s most recent work has been on identification of various sera products using the handheld Thermo Scientific™ TruScanRM™ and the Thermo Scientific Ramina™ Process Analyzer, a portable Raman analyzer. 

In his thirty-year career at Thermo Fisher Scientific, Mike has filled many technical and management roles involving FTIR, NIR, and Raman technology. He has been instrumental in the development and marketing of routine and dedicated analyzers, software and applications used in a wide variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, polymer/chemical, food, and forensics. Mike has a strong understanding of pharmaceutical GMP and regulatory compliance requirements. In his current role as NIR Product Manager for Process Spectroscopy, he is focused on developing and marketing spectroscopy products used for routine QC analysis in laboratory, near-line and on-line in industrial production environments.

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