NYSAS to Host Virtual Meeting on Vibrational Spectroscopy in the Pharmaceutical Industry and Data Integrity

January 13, 2021

The meeting will take place on Thursday, January 14 from 12:00–1:00 pm EST, hosted by guest speakers John Wasylyk and Debbie Peru.

The New York Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (NYSAS) invites all interested persons to attend their online meeting that is scheduled to be held on January 14, 2021, at 12:00 noon EST.

The meeting includes a talk by senior principal scientist John Wasylyk of BMS and DP Spectroscopy and Training consultant Debbie Peru speaking on "FUNdamentals of Vibrational Spectroscopy."

An abstract of their talk is below:

In this presentation, Wasylyk will provide an overview of basic vibrational spectroscopy and several methods used in the pharmaceutical industry for process optimization and problem solving. Focus will be on the basic theory of three widely applied tools: mid‐infrared, near‐infrared and Raman spectroscopies, and how the key fundamentals of vibrational spectroscopy enhance our process knowledge in the area of research and development. Peru’s presentation will provide a 30,000-foot view of the method development process starting with an overview of the stages of method development and how to create an excellent training set of standards for calibrating your instrument. She will also review the importance of reviewing the integrity of both the X block and Y block of data.

John Wasylyk is a senior principal scientist at BMS and current chair for NYSAS. His background is in natural products chemistry, marine biology, and cryobiology. Over the last 30 years, Wasylyk’s focus has been on traditional analytical chemistry techniques and more recently on non-invasive vibration spectroscopy, including off-line and in-line (PAT) mass spectrometry. His current research focus is the application of vibrational spectroscopy to biopharmaceuticals and its application to downstream processing.

Debbie Peru is a consultant and owner of DP Spectroscopy and Training, LLC, and current secretary for the NYSAS, serving as an officer of this organization for over 20 years. She has extensive industrial experience in applied spectroscopy, data analysis, method development and is a certified facilitator for classroom and virtual training courses. Her career has been highly focused on the area of applied spectroscopy for qualitative and quantitative analysis, quality assurance, problem solving, understanding ingredient interactions, manufacturing cost savings, and product testing.

The meeting will be held virtually over Microsoft Teams. Interested persons can join the meeting from their computer by opening the

and click where it says, “Join Microsoft Teams Meeting,” then follow the prompts. For further questions about the meeting, interested persons may contact John Wasylyk at john.wasylyk@bms.com for more information. 

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