(R)Evolutions Towards the Greening of Analytical Chemistry
Organizers: Christine Aurigemma, Senior Principal Scientist, Pfizer, Inc., San Diego, CA, USA; William Farrell, Associate Research Fellow, Pfizer, Inc., San Diego, CA, USA
As greener chemistry approaches continue to become better understood and more broadly accepted across the pharmaceutical industry, regulatory agencies are turning their focus to addressing the environmental impact of various analytical chemistry methodologies. Therefore, the need for greener analytical chemistry becomes more critical. This session will provide an evolutionary perspective of greener analytical processes, as well as a venue to highlight revolutionary approaches in technology and science from both academia and industry. A more thorough understanding of the safety, health and environmental impact of solvent handling and disposal practices, for example, has led to noteworthy improvement in areas such as chromatography and spectroscopy; process analytical technology; and automation and miniaturization to name a few. The enablement of sustainable analytical chemistry tools and their related technological advances discussed in this session will set the stage for the implementation of specific guidelines pertaining to process and method improvements as well as the reduction of environmental threats.