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Focus article on digital design for pharmaceutical product and process development

Focus article on digital design for pharmaceutical product and process development An "in-depth focus" article in the June 2019 issue of European Pharmaceutical Review looks at how Britest has been working along with others in the ADDoPT collaborative consortium to explore how…

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PDD tool automation wins AZ Britest Innovation Award

Britest would like to extend our congratulatons to the winners of the 2018 John Borland Award for Innovation: Alex Lamacraft and Natalie Monks from AstraZeneca PT&D Chemical Development for The Development and Delivery of an Automated Process Definition Diagram tool.

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Britest Day 2018 - see you there

Britest's premier annual showcase and networking event, Britest Day 2018 will take place on Thursday 18th October at the Village Hotel, Warrington, UK. Taking the theme of  "Insight into Impact"   Britest Day 2018  will  feature high quality and impactful talks from…

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Decision Making Methodology White Paper Published

A newly published white paper by Britest Senior Innovation Specialist Rob Peeling, considers - and offers a methodological approach to counteract - a long-standing frustration in the process industries: the length of time it takes to introduce innovative process technologies.

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Property Mapping - a (Quality) Critical Friend

A recent expansion in the capability of the Britest toolkit is helping process chemists and engineers understand how the properties and performance of the products they are making are influenced by the materials and equipment they are using, and by the processing conditions. Download a recent presentation to find out more.

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Medicines manufacturing - are you up for the challenge?

The £10m Medicines Manufacturing Round 2: Challenge Fund call opens on Monday 12 March 2018, Many of the themes "particularly encouraged" by the call scope match challenges in which the Britest approach has a strong track record, or is potentially well suited to address,

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From Collaborative Projects to Education and Training Resources

From Collaborative Projects to Education and Training Resources It is self-evident that if the process industries are to become more sustainable, current and future workforces must be able to learn about the innovative technologies and approaches being developed in collaborative projects. A…

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Reflections on a continuous journey

As 2017 draws to a close, Britest's CEO Gareth Jenkins provides a timely reflection on the interwoven paths trodden towards widespread adoption of continuous manufacturing by the chemicals industry, and the development of the Britest toolkit for capturing and improving process understanding. Over the last few years, Britest has developed and applied a number of support tools for multiple-criterion based business decision making, and 2018 will see more case studies emerging, 

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New conceptual study for butadiene telomerization published

Research arising from the EU's 7th Framework Programme’s SYNFLOW project on which Britest collaborated has resulted in a new, peer-reviewed publication describing a conceptual design study for a butadiene telomerization process.

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Britest to frame thinking on new approaches to decision making for batch to continuous evaluation

CEO speaking at 9th Symposium on Flow Chemistry for Industrial Applications Britest's Chief Executive Officer  Dr. Gareth Jenkins will be in Barcelona next week, speaking at the latest in a series of international profile events for executive chemists, engineers and business…

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Symposium Report - Continuous Flow Chemistry for Industrial Processes

RSC Symposium, ChemSpec Europe, Münich, Germany, 31st May – 1st June 2017 The production of fine and speciality chemicals is still heavily reliant on batch processes. There is much technology innovation being developed to enable the scale-down of continuous processing and the 2017 RSC…

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Britest CEO in chair at Continuous Flow Symposium

Gareth Jenkins to chair session at RSC event during Chemspec 2017 Britest Limited is pleased to report that our Chief Executive Officer  Dr. Gareth Jenkins will be chairing a session at a forthcoming Royal Society of Chemistry  International Symposium in Continuous Flow…

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Continuous flow catalysis for API synthesis scales up

A new, high-profile scientific paper arising from one of Britest's international collaborative projects , which reports the first development of a continuous flow process for asymmetric hydrogenation with a heterogenized molecular catalyst in a real industrial context, has been selected as an “ACS…

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Britest and IBioIC partner up to drive innovation

Britest has joined forces with the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) to support organisations in delivering innovative process solutions for the growing industrial biotechnology sector. In a reciprocal deal, Britest becomes a Network Member of IBioIC (which represent a broad…

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New £20.4m project set to transform UK pharmaceutical development and manufacturing

Britest is playing a key role in a newly launched major collaborative project that is set to transform the UK pharmaceutical industry by enabling the manufacturing processes of the innovative medicines of the future to be designed digitally. The ADDoPT (Advanced Digital Design of Pharmaceutical…

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Britest to partner in £22m REMEDIES project 

Britest’s role in the REMEDIES (RE-configuring MEDIcines End-to-end Supply) project will help the UK pharmaceutical industry develop enhanced process understanding to improve medicines manufacturing and supply.     The project was launched in 2014 and has recently…

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Britest launches new data capture and knowledge management tool

Britest’s latest venture into software-based tools to support process understanding has been launched following extensive development and testing with member organisations. The Facilitator Support Tool (FST) was showcased at Britest Members’ Day in November 2014 and is now available to all member…

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Britest to lead European Horizon 2020 sustainability project 

Britest is to lead the co-ordination of project STYLE - a two year coordinated support activity across the European process sectors, funded by the Horizon 2020 / SPIRE programme. Launched in January 2015, project STYLE aims to identify and deliver a practical 'toolkit' that can…

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New methodologies launched to address key business drivers 

Britest has launched three new methodologies to help organisations generate value from process understanding by addressing key business drivers. A new Biocatalysis Assessment Methodology  is used to assess the techno-economic feasibility of implementing a biocatalytic step in a chemical…

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Britest launches ChemDecide decision software tool

Britest has launched a suite of software for analysing complex decision problems after an intensive period of development and testing with member organisations. ChemDecide is a highly intuitive tool with a user-friendly interface that guides individuals or groups through a structured process for…

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New collaborative project for the ‘Digital Design of Drug Products’

Britest is a key partner in a new collaborative innovation project focused on the design, manufacturing processes and performance of formulated drug products. Digital Design of Drug Product  is a two-year project, co-funded by Innovate UK and includes partners AstraZeneca, Pfizer, GSK,…

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INVITE facility hosts 2011 F³ Factory Interest Group Meeting

INVITE facility hosts 2011 F³ Factory Interest Group Meeting Over 50 representatives from leading European industrial and academic organisations came together in November 2011 to participate in the 2 nd annual F³ Factory Interest Group Meeting. Held at the newly opened INVITE Research Center…

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F3 Factory Interest Group Meeting

Industrial and academic organisations across Europe are invited to participate in the second F 3 Factory interest group meeting. The event will take place at the INVITE Research Centre, Leverkusen, Germany on 15th November 2011 and will provide an early opportunity to view the new F…

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Britest collaborates in Synflow

Britest’s is to play a key role in SYNFLOW – a new, large scale EU-funded research project launched on 25th October 2010. The €11 million project seeks to develop new methodology for novel catalytic systems widley used in chemical production - that are more cost effective and have a lower…

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Britest collaborates in F3 Factory

Britest is to play a key role in a major new EU-funded project that aims to strengthen the European chemical industry's global technological leadership via faster and more flexible production methods. Launched today at Bayer Technology Services headquarters in Leverkusen, the F 3 Factory…

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