N. Abatzoglou, Pharmaceutical Industry/University R&D Collaboration on Process Analytical Technologies, invited paper, European Pharmaceutical Review, Issue 2, 2010, pp. 42-45.

Process analytical technologies (PAT) are mature and well advanced in the classical chemical industry. Many succesful industriy/university R&D collaborations are aimed at the development of analytical methods and their application in process control. However, PAT in the pharmaceutical industry is a rather new field. It is this precisely that latter reality that makes many scientists, scientist-engineers and other practitionners sceptical about the possibility and the usefulness of establishing similar R&D collaborations between industry and academia.