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Romañach, Rodolfo J.

Professor of Chemistry

Analytical & Pharmaceutical Lab - a C-SOPS research lab

The group's research has been successfully transferred to commercial continuous manufacturing, as our students developed the PAT methods implemented at Janssen Ortho, LLC in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, while the mixing process was developed by Dr. Fernando J Muzzio and his team at Rutgers. 

We are part of the Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS), a self-sustaining research center created with the support of the National Science Foundation's Engineering Research Centers program. 

Our group is called the Analytical & Pharmaceutical Group since students are equally encouraged to learn about analytical chemistry and pharmaceutics, and present in both pharmaceutical and chemical meetings. The research activities are important as a means to develop human resources in support of Puerto Rico’s pharmaceutical industry, and at the same time contribute to the development of new methods to analyze intact pharmaceutical materials. The group’s projects include innovative research efforts, and also a number of activities to encourage the transfer of knowledge and methods to pharmaceutical manufacturing sites.

The mission of the Analytical & Pharmaceutical group is: “Facilitate the development and implementation of Quality by Design manufacturing by supplying scientists, Near Infrared and Raman Spectroscopic methods to the pharmaceutical industry”.

At this time, many of our former group members are working in the pharmaceutical industry in Process Analytical Technology, Near Infrared, and Raman Spectroscopy.  Our Ph.D. students are being hired by industries to advance PAT and lead projects similar to those they worked with in our research group.


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