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Process engineering cannot succeed in a silo. As I often say, it’s best to take a holistic view of process operations. To that end, I’m pleased to announce my new collaboration with Procegence. Let me tell you more about our process engineering approach.

Happily, one of my blogs on batch to continuous processing prompted Nima Yazdanpanah, President of Procegence, to reach out to me to discuss his work in the pharma and specialty and fine chemicals market. I always love it when I can talk process with another indusry expert. It turns out, at Procegence, he does computer simulation and modeling for process design, optimization, scale-up, and technology transfer for chemical and pharmaceutical industry and process unit operations such as filtration and drying.  

We discovered we share similar views on process operations. And our conversations led to his contributing a chapter to the new book I’ve edited for Elsevier. I’m looking forward to soon sharing the new text and his chapter on how upstream decisions impact downstream operations.

In the meantime, we’ve also been working together to benefit clients. Working in conjunction, we look at the entire process for optimization. We do not view the process as a “silo.” Instead we take an integrated continuous problem-solving approach. We uncover the cause of the bottleneck or problem and don’t just look at the symptoms. Together, we can analyze both the chemical process as well as the mechanical equipment to provide customized solutions to the chemical, food, pharma, and biopharma industries. 

Better Together

The Procegence and P&ID combined service portfolio enables companies to: 

  • adopt new emerging technologies
  • optimize their process, products, and equipment
  • reduce operation cost
  • improve yield. 

We cover a diverse range of unit operations and processes/products on reaction, crystallization, filtration, washing and drying, particle processing, and end-to-end processes. We have a flexible and client-oriented approach for providing tailored solutions for specific challenges. Our goal is to foster the knowledge-based process development Quality by Design (QbD) approach by consulting, training, and contract modeling.

About P&ID

Perlmutter & Idea Development (P&ID) assists with process and project development from reactions/mixing to filtration/cake washing/dewatering to final “bone-dry” powder. P&ID’s clients include startups and established chemical, pharmaceutical, energy, and engineering companies. The expertise covers a wide range of support through industry leaders in specific fields. If you are a supplier to the industrial community, our innovative, growth mindset can help you disrupt your market and achieve competitive advantages in new markets and new applications worldwide. 

With several decades of technical expertise and business experience, we bring innovative thinking, good questions, and active listening to every client engagement. P&ID recognizes it’s important to review facts and data and analyze decisions both at the plant or in the office. But we also value gathering inspiration from many sources before proceeding with definite actions. You may be ready for change, but your environment is changing more rapidly. We support your agility and flexibility with the know-how you need.

About Procegence

Procegence provides on-demand modeling and simulation services for the bio/pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries for process development and optimization. The Simulation-as-a-Service model empowers bio/pharmaceutical, CDMOs, CMOs, fine and specialty chemical, and vendors to reduce time to market, increase R&D efficiency, reduce R&D spending, and implement advanced manufacturing.

Our diverse modeling and simulation tools (multi-scale, multiphysics, and multi-domain) and capabilities cover the entire lifecycle of a product as well as process development. To support companies on their road towards efficient process development, Procegence offers comprehensive services for equipment sizing and characterization, scale-up, process development and integration, steady state and dynamic modeling, process control strategies development, risk analysis, developing multi-dimensional virtual DoEs, and CMC packages.

To find out more, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].