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DoE Basics for Validation by Design

Sep 28 - Sep 29, 2017
Berlin, Germany

  • Education
  • Europe


If done right, DoE should cost as much or less than the traditional approach to pharmaceutical development. This two-day course is a practical introduction to experimental design basics with applications to research, process & assay development, and validation. A non-theoretical approach presents the concepts using arithmetic and simple graphics to understand and communicate your understanding of multifactor interactions.

Who should attend?

Research & Process Development
Manufacturing & Technical Operations
Analytical Development
Regulatory Affairs
Quality Assurance / Quality Control

Specific Job Functions:
  • Manager / Leader / Supervisor
  • Researcher / Technician
  • Strategists & Auditors

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, participants will have the ability to:
  • Select appropriate, cost effective designs.
  • Efficiently identify and communicate cause and effect relationships.
  • Demonstrate the five step method to design studies.
  • Calculate main effects and multifactor interaction effects.
  • Plot graphs for main effects and interaction effects.
  • Test normallity at a glance, interpret, and communicate the results.
  • Explain the pitfalls and opportunities of confounding effects.


  • Instructor

    Jason J. Orloff, Chemical Engineer & Statistician, PharmStat
    Jason J. Orloff, a chemical engineering applied statistician, is principal statistical consultant at PharmStat. An international consultant, he specializes in applied statistics and experimental design for development, quality assurance, quality control, validation, and production under the cGXP’s. Current activities include an author of ISPE’s Baseline Guide for Q10 chapter “Process Performance and Product Quality Monitoring”, contributing authorship of the PDA’s Technical Report 59 on “Utilization of Statistical Methods for Production and Business Processes”, and publications in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Technology. Jason brings twenty years of experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing, quality, and regulatory affairs. Areas of expertise include PAT, OOS, SQC, SPC, assay validation and setting specification criteria. A Chemical Engineer with real-life expertise at applying statistics in a highly regulated environment, Jason is able to work effectively across all levels of an organization as well as make high level concepts accessible to a variety of audiences. Jason has worked with a wide variety of companies including pharmaceuticals, parenterals, biotechnology, fine chemicals, medical devices, food, and nanotechnology. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from UWMadison and an MS degree in Applied Statistics from DePaul University.

    Thursday, 28 September 2017


    Instructor Lead discussion on DoE fundamentals from management's role to ensure that funds are spent most efficiently for the good of the corporation to the researcher's responsibility to deliver actionable outcomes within budget and on time.

    Coffee Break

    Examples of the prioritization of resources through risk assessment will be introduced using Japan's National Institute of Health Sciences, Sakura, and the PDA's iVAX case studies.

    The incremental change to traditional scientific methods will be explored in the Pharmaceutical context.

    Lunch Break

    Both a classical and a fractional factorial study will be designed by hand using "an intern's plastic syringe extrusion project" as a start point.

    Basic concepts using only addition, subtraction, and division

    Coffee Break

    Both a classical and a fractional factorial study will be designed by hand using "an intern's plastic syringe extrusion project" as a start point.

    Basic concepts continued – no computers necessary.

    End of Day 1

    Friday, 29 September 2017

    The way you present the data influences how we think about the data: Analysis using Graphical Tools

    Coffee Break

    Numerical Analysis: "If you doubt it, count it." ~ Francis Galton

    Understanding & Presenting Results

    Lunch Break

    Pharmaceutical Case Studies from 30 years of Scientific Literature

    Coffee Break

    Case Studies continued (Placket Berman Designs for validation as time permits)

    End of Training Course

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Sofitel Berlin Kurfürstendamm

Augsburgstrasse 41
Berlin, Germany

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