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Scientific Update Consulting team collectively provide a wealth of experience, both through their exposure to cutting edge trends and current thinking from attendance at conferences, scanning the literature and client interactions as well as their own personal industry experience, enabling them to provide an unique and objective perspective on each process or issue for a diverse range of problems.

Scientific Update provides a wide range of consultancy services, both business and scientific, to the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, and its consultants have acted as expert witness in patent litigation.

Scientific Update Consulting provide consultancy for many of the big pharmaceutical companies and have wide experience in small pharma, virtual pharma and generics and have taken products all the way to successful launch with virtual companies.

The team has substantial breadth and depth of experience and knowledge in pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals and related fields, such as polymorphism and other solid form issues, especially in the field of organic process research and development with the Consultants sitting on the scientific advisory boards of a number of companies.

Scientific Update Consultancy also offers project management services for emerging pharmaceutical companies and advice relating to the strategic management of drug development programmes.

Meet the Team

Andy Wells

Consultant

C. Oliver Kappe

Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Andrei Zlota

Expert in Quality by Design

Dr. Will Watson

Technical Director - Scientific Update

Michael Willis

Professor of Chemistry

Paul Murray

Consultant

Contact one of our scientific team, not only will you have to access the breadth and depth of their knowledge, but your will also benefit from exposure to the entire Scientific Update network!

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Andy Wells

Consultant

  • Chemical route design and selection.
  • Biocatalysis/Industrial biotechnology (IB)– training, scale-up, regulatory issues, understanding the supply base.
  • Economic cost benefit analysis of hybrid chemical-IB routes
  • Process understanding and troubleshooting
  • Green chemistry and sustainable chemical manufacturing
  • Green chemistry tools and training
  • Solvent selection & use
  • Setting up and managing research consortia, grant funding, especially Innovate UK and EU Innovative Medicines Initiative funding.

C. Oliver Kappe

Professor of Chemistry

  • Continuous Flow Chemistry
  • Microreaction Technology
  • Synthesis of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

Dr. Andrei Zlota

Expert in Quality by Design

  • Quality by Design (QbD)
  • Statistical design of experiments (DoE)
  • QbD Chemical Process Scale-Up
  • Process Analytical Technology (PAT)
  • QbD Crystallization process scale-up
  • QbD Micronization process scale-up

Dr. Will Watson

Technical Director - Scientific Update

  • Process development
  • Scale up
  • Crystallisation
  • Green chemistry
  • Thermal hazards
  • Synthetic route selection

Michael Willis

Professor of Chemistry

  • Coupling reactions – palladium catalysis, copper catalysis
  • Sulfur dioxide and carbon monoxide in catalysis
  • Rhodium catalysed C-C bond formation
  • Hydroacylation

Paul Murray

Consultant

  • Consulting and training in Design of Experiments (DoE)
  • Principal component analysis (PCA)
  • Process development
  • Homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis
  • Metal removal and metal recovery