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3 Software Strategies to Boost Your API Batch Tracking Approach

October 24, 2019

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Successful completion of API process development is a tremendously challenging task, made even more difficult by the amount of analytical data collected. Furthermore, currently available batch tracking systems do not include any means to connect the batch family tree of a project with the analytical data collected for each batch. Batch information is typically handled in static Microsoft Excel worksheets, with all analytical data locked into various CDS and/or ELN platforms.

In response, new v2019.1 functionality in ACD/Labs Luminata, a CMC project decision support tool, now offers dynamic visualization of project analytical data through the process scheme and batch genealogy family tree.

Key Learning Objectives

Learn how Luminata can greatly boost your batch tracking analyses:

  1. Differentiate each experimental batch, and automatically arrange them into a comprehensive batch family tree.
  2. Perform inter-batch comparisons to clarify any differences in the presence and concentration of various reaction components.
  3. Investigate alternative catalysts and reagents for the same API endpoint through real-time access to the analytical data that supports batch genealogy frameworks.

Intended Audience

  • Process Development Teams
  • Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMC) Specialists
  • Pharmaceutical/Medicinal Chemists


Joe DiMartino

Joe DiMartino (Solution Area Manager, Luminata) oversees ACD/Labs’ CMC decision support solution, Luminata. He has been with ACD/Labs for 13 years, and this role also benefits from his previous experience, where he worked as an Associate Chemist at Apotex Pharmachem Inc., designing safe and commercially competitive laboratory procedures for pharmaceuticals.

Matt Binnington

Matt Binnington (Marketing & Communications Specialist) obtained his PhD in Environmental Science from the University of Toronto, where his area of study focused on human exposure to persistent organic pollutants. He joined ACD/Labs 2 years ago, where he primarily oversees marketing and communications efforts for the chromatography and mass spectrometry product lines.