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Pharma Industry White Paper on Standards for Advance Process Control


Between 30th Sept-1st Oct 2019 the first workshop on the application of Advanced Process Control (APC) was hosted by AIChE PD2M in Washington DC. Attendees from across industry, academia and the health authorities took part in presentations and activities around the learnings/roadblocks to the deployment of APC. Two outcomes from the workshop are a white paper and the registration of 3 new ASTM standards; the first covering soft-sensor model development and validation, the second validation of APC, and a third around the use of Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence. The first two standards are in preliminary draft and comments/inputs are welcome. The third is an administrative standard that includes a collaboration area to further distill ideas that can then be developed into a standard.