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Transmission Raman User Meeting, Seminar and Model-Building Workshop

HPLC is a global standard for tablet and capsule content uniformity testing, assay and drug product ID; however, it’s not the only technique that can be used. Transmission Raman Spectroscopy (TRS) can augment the QC laboratory workflow, reduce testing and dead time by days or weeks, avoid consumables costs and reduce staff resource compared with wet chemistry. This seminar looks at the practical use of TRS, with expert presentations from pharmaceutical company users, and provides opportunities to network and learn first-hand the benefits of this exciting technology. There will be talks on successful instrument deployment and method development and how to satisfy regulatory compliance around the world.

TRS has compelling benefits in polymorph and solid-state analysis, formulation development, stability studies and other areas. Several presentations will discuss these topics and how they can be practically used in R&D.

This is the second such seminar – the first one was held in 2015. Several of the presentations from the previous seminar are available to view on the link to the right.

Who Should Attend?

  • Pharma QC and QA executives and lab managers
  • Chromatography experts looking at new techniques
  • Formulation development chemists
  • pXRD and molecular spectroscopists

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We are expecting the limited places available to be in high demand. Please make sure you register as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Applications of TRS for Near Time Monitoring

  • Vicki Woodward – Technical Services Manager, AstraZeneca, UK

Spectroscopic Release Testing: Considerations When Operating in Global Markets

  • Peter Hamilton – Methods Modernisation Team Lead, GSK, UK

Transferability of Transmission Raman Calibration Models

  • Kris Geentjens – Senior Associate Scientist, Janssen, Belgium

Chemometric Analysis of Phase Changes in High-Throughput Excipient Compatibility Studies in a 96 Well Plate

  • Nicole Canfield – Senior Scientist, MSD, USA

Quantitative Method Development for CU using TRS

  • Takuya Fukatsu – Senior Researcher, Astellas, Japan

General Considerations for Model Transfer

  • Andrew Owen – Product Manager, Cobalt Light Systems, UK

Analysis of Diverse Samples using Transmission Raman Spectroscopy

  • Hoeil Chung – Professor, Hanyang University, Republic of Korea

Model Building Workshop - New for 2017*

One of the key skills in developing robust and effective analytical methods is to master building and assessing the quality of chemometric models. Building good models can seem like a daunting prospect to new users, but the principles can be understood and applied successfully with some training. This workshop is an opportunity for free interactive workshop-style learning in a classroom environment focusing on TRS method development issues. It is also an excellent opportunity to network with other users and to swap best-practice – and not-so-good practice. The workshop is the afternoon before the lecture-based seminar at the same location and is aimed at all levels of expertise.

During the seminar registration process there is an opportunity to select this extra workshop. You will be asked to fill in a short questionnaire on your requirements and whether you have any one-to-one questions you would like to raise outside of the workshop and seminar. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

  • Optional additional course for seminar attendees
  • Exclusive talks on making and validating TRS models
  • Avoiding common pitfalls
  • Best practice method development and alignment with regulatory requirements for release submissions


  • Andrew Owen – Product Manager, Cobalt Light Systems, UK

  • Julia Griffen – Applications Scientist, Cobalt Light Systems, UK

*Places for the TRS Model-Building Workshop are limited and will be reserved for current TRS system users. If you are not a current user and would like to attend, please let us know. We will do our best to accommodate you if spaces are available.

St Anne's College, University of Oxford, UK

TRS User Meeting & Seminar

Date: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Time: 9.00 - 5.00pm

TRS Model-Building Workshop

Date: Monday 4th December 2017
Time: From 2.00pm

St Anne's College
Woodstock Road
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1865 271 700

Join us for a TRS Seminar in Oxford

  • TRS Seminar: Tuesday 5th December - 9.00 - 5.00pm
  • TRS Model-Building Workshop:
    Monday 4th December - From 2.00pm
  • Venue: St. Anne's College, University of Oxford, UK
  • Both events are free to attend

Previous Seminar Highlights: