The Application of PAT and Knowledge Management. From the Laboratory Through to GMP Manufacturing

Time & Location

Thursday: 10.30 to 10.45, Stage 3


Martin GadsbyCEO - Optimal Industrial Technologies Limited

About this presentation

Process Analytical Technology (PAT) is now well recognised as the go-to technology for increasing the consistency of product quality and delivering significant cost and time benefits to development and manufacturing. However, the key abilities of a good PAT Knowledge Manager to transform the efficiency and regulatory compliance of both analytical and development laboratories are often overlooked. This presentation discusses how the technologies developed for the application of PAT can be used to great benefit in your laboratories both development and analytical, and how the common platform used by your laboratories and manufacturing can deliver huge gains to the business.

Speaker Bio:

Martin graduated from the University of Bath in the late 1970’s with an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, and after a few years in aerospace made a significant career path change and became the new European R&D Process and Process Automation Group Leader for Kraft Foods.

This provided great practical experiences in the application of automation to the process industry as well as the design and manufacture of special purpose process equipment. After a few years it became apparent that there was a lack of good quality automation businesses, and so Martin decided to set up a process automation business with a colleague, and Optimal was born. Optimal Industrial Automation was formed over 34 years ago, with Martin now being the main owner and CEO.

To meet the increasing synTQ sales, Optimal Industrial Technologies was formed a few years ago as the products division for Optimal and is the market leader in the field of Process Analytical Technology (PAT) with its PAT Knowledge Management product ‘ synTQ – this being used very successfully by over 50% of the leading pharmaceutical companies. Martin is also the CEO for this company and is intimately involved with progressing the evolution of synTQ together with developing the business and brand.

On the personal front, Martin is a bit of a ‘petrol head’ and enjoys flying aerobatics and racing cars.