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Course Title: Practical Near-Infrared Measurements: Successful Method Development
Categories: 1 - Chemometrics
2 - Pharmaceutical Sciences
3 - Spectroscopy
4 - Infrared Spectroscopy
Instructor(s): Kyle Hollister / Adam Hopkins Course Number: 131
Affiliation: Metrohm
Course Date: 03/05/2017 - Sunday Course Length: 1/2 Day Course
Start Time: 01:00 PM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $325 ($425 after 2/18/17) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
This course will provide an introduction to the basics of NIR spectroscopy, the equipment available and how this technique may be applied to various industrial processes. Steps involved in successful NIR application development for identification, qualification and quantification will be covered. We will provide relevant application details for key applications in the pharmaceutical, petrochemical and chemical industries.

Target Audience
The course assumes little or no experience with NIR. It is ideal for lab chemists, quality scientists, engineers, and managers who need to learn the basics of NIR spectroscopy. PITTCON attendees who have just purchased or will purchase a NIR instrument in the near future have found the class very beneficial.

Course Outline
This short course provides a practical introduction into NIR spectroscopy, its method development and common regulations (FDA and USP). Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy has become an important tool for atline and online analysis in a variety of industries. This course will serve as a practical, non-mathematical, introduction to NIR and its applications, including raw material identification, moisture prediction, excipient quality control, tablet content uniformity, and online process control.. It is aimed at chemists and lab managers who need a practical understanding of NIR spectroscopy.

Course Instructor's Biography
Kyle Hollister is a Technical Applications Specialist at Metrohm USA, with a focus on Near-Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy. Kyle received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Louisiana State University and also has a background in engineering, previously earning his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida. Kyle worked as a Project Engineer/Subject Matter Expert in Chemistry before joining Metrohm. Adam Hopkins is an accomplished molecular spectroscopist experienced in instrument and detector design, operation principles and construction. He is proficient in designing, validating and accurately accessing spectroscopy methods and working experience with all spectroscopy techniques, including Raman and Near-IR. Adam has designed and constructed a nanosecond YAG vibration sum-frequency system (VSFS). He worked as a senior scientist for a defense contractor for six years and currently holds the position of Spectroscopy Product Manager at Metrohm USA. Adam received his B.S. in Chemistry from Florida State University and his M.S and Ph.D. from the University of Oregon.