About the Author
Dr. Ferreira has over 10 years of experience in the application of multivariate analysis in the pharmaceutical industry both in R&D and manufacturing, spanning both small and large molecule applications. Her research and publications focus on the use of multivariate analysis for extraction of information from large data sets spanning diverse topics such as near infrared spectroscopy, process analysis and material characterization. Dr. Menezes has over 20 years of experience in academia and pharma/biopharma industries where he conducted multiple projects. He is a pioneer of the application of PAT and QbD principles to the bioengineering field. He is the co-editor of three books and has published more than 75 papers and several book chapters on MVA, PAT, QbD, data and knowledge management. After training as a pharmacist and getting his PhD, Mike Tobyn joined the faculty in the University of Bath, where he studied and worked under Professor John Staniforth. He has worked for, or consulted for, spinout and large pharmaceutical companies, and excipient suppliers. Mike's fascination with materials has led him to believe that the properties of materials in processes are governed more by their faults than their intrinsic perfect properties, but that these are more difficult to detect than conventional analysis will allow. Mike has over 20 years of experience in academia and the pharmaceutical industry, and has published more than 75 papers in the fields of oral drug delivery, inhalation drug delivery, and MVA.