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Free Webinar Explains Compliant and Reliable Sample Preparation in Lab

‘Preventing costly out-of-specification investigations,’ Sept. 20, 2011, 11 a.m. EDT

Published: Friday, August 19, 2011 - 11:09

(Mettler-Toledo: Greifensee, Switzerland) -- Mettler-Toledo International Inc. has announced an upcoming webinar with special guest presenter Charles Ray, Ph.D., former associate director of analytical research and development (R&D) at Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. This webinar, “Preventing Costly Out-of-Specification Investigations,” will show how improving the efficiency and reliability of the sample preparation process with automation can address up to 50 percent of the causes of out-of-specification results. The webinar will be hosted on Sept. 20, 2011, at 11 a.m. EDT by Pharmaceutical Technology. Register at https://pharmtech.com/preventing.

Out-of-specification (OOS) investigations in analytical R&D and quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) laboratories are costly and time-consuming. Although analytical instrumentation has seen impressive innovations in speed and efficiency throughout the last decade, sample preparation techniques have remained virtually unchanged for the past 75 years. Sample preparation is now reported to be the most time-consuming, labor-intensive, and error-prone part of the workflow, with some 50 percent of OOS errors attributed to either preparation steps or operator error. These OOS errors could be prevented by automation.

In this free webinar, presenter Ray will share more than 15 years’ experience in managing analytical R&D workflows in leading pharmaceutical companies, such as Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., and also describe the challenges faced in his laboratory. Klaus Fritsch and Joanne Ratcliff, weighing and sample preparation experts from Mettler-Toledo, will introduce the latest innovations and technology to cope with these challenges, including automated weighing/data management and Mettler-Toledo’s trademarked Good Weighing Practice. All speakers will be available for a Q&A session.

The key learning objectives of this webinar are:
• Learn how to tackle 50 percent of the sources of error that cause costly OOS results and investigations
• Learn how to prepare samples and standards more efficiently and reduce the time and number of steps by a factor of three
• Learn how to reduce the variability of your results while downscaling the substance and solvent consumption by up to 90 percent


This webinar is of interest to QA managers; QC managers; quality consultants; compliance managers; laboratory managers; production managers; good manufacturing practices (GMP) consultants; chemistry, manufacturing, and controls (CMC) consultants; global metrology managers; methods development and analytical R&D scientists, managers, directors and department heads; validations and regulatory scientists; reference standard managers; and methods, product, or technology transfer managers.


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Originally known for weighing technologies, today Mettler-Toledo International Inc. is a recognized leader in the research and development of products and services in communications, optics, robotics, and other technologies as well as software to integrate these technologies into powerful laboratory, industrial, and retail solutions. Mettler-Toledo offers the most comprehensive range of services in the precision instrument industry on a global level. It is a pioneer in the field of automated chemistry and in developing automatic, accurate, dimensioning and data capture technologies for the transportation/logistics industry.