One of the key players in digital technologies is simulation – still an uprising tool in pharmaceutical process development, while already being established in many industries such as aeronautics and automotive. Digital twins of real-world processes induce a whole new momentum in process understanding and development and enable a faster time to market, while meeting changing regulatory expectations and Quality-by-Design (QbD). As recently endorsed by the FDA Emerging Technologies team, big steps are taken towards the instrumental use of models within the approval process for new medicines.
The implementation of a disruptive technology fundamentally relies on the availability of the human workforce required to operate the technology. To support high potentials already during their university education, accessible opportunities for development and teaching are inevitable.
Education – accessibility is key
As in every scientific field, the groundwork for new findings and knowledge is education. At GoSilico, we believe that sharing our longstanding expertise on successful chromatography model development is the logical conclusion to bring forward the scientific progress and support education and digital teaching.
This is why we now launch the DSPX Student Package, an interplay of
- an extensive theoretical knowledge base in form of lecture slides
- and the Student Edition of our DSPX software.
The DSPX Student Package is tailored to suit academic and teaching purposes and thus supports proper education and training of future downstream process modelers.
Knowledge base: Chromatography modeling and beyond
The knowledge base provided with the DSPX Student Package is based on renowned textbooks and state-of-the-art teaching approaches. On over 150 slides, it covers the theoretical background of chromatography modeling, its application and closely related topics such as chromatography fundamentals, peak characterization, basic adsorption models, mechanistic modeling theory, etc. The lecture is built up in a modular and structured manner, meant to be taught by professors and teachers, supporting and expanding their existing lectures or to serve as a general knowledge base. Moreover, the illustrative and descriptive way the content is presented allows students to approach the topic autonomously and dive deeper into topics of their interest.
DSPX Student Edition: Functionalities focused on academic first-time users
The DSPX Student Edition software comes with the core functionalities of DSPX and the purpose to teach the application of chromatography modeling. DSPX SE is provided for professors, teachers and their students for the sole purpose of being used in academia (non-commercial). It includes all main components that are necessary to perform chromatography simulation while being streamlined to fewer models and functionalities, laying the focus on applicability for first-time users.
To put the acquired theoretical basics into practice, DSPX SE allows students to create a digital twin of their chromatography process, discover and explore column effects, calibrate their model based on experimental data and, finally, simulate and optimize their process in silico. Apart from the software itself, detailed step-by-step tutorials are provided to showcase and explain the functionalities. The tutorials can be conducted either as supervised classroom tutorial or provided as homework task for interested students. The additional tutorial material is complemented by the DSPX handbook and interactive help implemented in the software to allow a straightforward and simplified first contact with chromatography modeling.
As the heart of research, universities provide their students with fundamental knowledge while offering access to emerging technologies. They are equally dependent on the strive of their teaching parties to convey knowledge as well as on the curiosity and hunger for knowledge of their students. Our aim is to support both sides – teaching and taught parties likewise while at the same time enabling future generations of downstream process modelers to enter the industry being equipped with a highly demanded skillset.
Try out the DSPX Student Edition
Are you an academic teacher and interested in giving your students more understanding in mechanistic chromatography modeling? Would you like to extend your research by means of mechanistic modeling? Then please reach out to us. If you are a student and want to explore new horizons or deepen your interests in chromatography modeling, feel free to request DSPX via our contact form. There is one promise that we are sure we can keep: the DSPX student package will deepen your understanding of chromatography in both aspects – simulation and experimental chromatography and how one should never go without the other.