For years, gurus have suggested that the P in PAT should be emphasized, to focus on process understanding rather than the analytics and technology involved. Success has been mixed. Maybe it was asking too much of people to think first of their processes? Should it be framed in less idealistic and more pragmatic and business-oriented terms? In an article outlining a structured and practical approach to applying PAT to manufacturing environments, Martin Gadsby, Director of Optimal Automation, Ltd., redefines the three-letter acronym, as the “practical application of technology.” Here is his article, recently published on PharmaManufacturing.com.