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Ad Gerich HPD18

Ad Gerich holds a Master degree in Analytical Chemistry of the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands with typical focus on vibrational sprectroscopy and chemometrics.
He started his career as a Research Scientist is Animal Feed where he applied a wide range of analytical techniques to characterize and study carbohydrate fractions of different animal feed ingredients. He became also responsible for setting up Near Infrared Spectroscopy methods for moisture crude fat and protein content analysis in raw materials and end-products.

After working 7 years in animal feed, Ad joined in 1998 Organon as NIR scientist in QC department. In 2002 he became group leader of Pharmaceutical Analysis within product and process Development. Around this time Process Analytical technology became one of the major expertise areas of Ad. After several line management and project lead roles Ad ended his career within MSD Oss as Director Product and Process Development with a strong focus to PAT and Quality by Design.

In 2014 Ad started InProcess-LSP as Managing Director with two former MSD Colleagues. InProcess-LSP is a unique company providing Process Analytical expertise for mainly pharma companies. PAT and process performance related consultancy, feasibility studies, method development and validation, troubleshooting, filing support and personalized trainings are typical activities. More recently PAT instrument development has become a major area of interest as well, thanks to a new exciting in-house developed innovation for inline nano-suspension analysis.