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The new Center of Process Excellence (C.O.P.E.) provides clarity and optimizes processes to a higher degree of performance. C.O.P.E. is based in a cutting-edge facility in Pennsylvania, USA. We help to optimize our clients’ processes through specialist consultation, trials and testing of process formulations. Alongside this we utilize the best and most suitable equipment to optimize the manufacturing process. C.O.P.E. is part of the Powder Systems Group and is a sister company to Powder Systems Limited (PSL).


C.O.P.E. has been set-up in Broomall, Pennsylvania, USA. The facility focuses on progressing process development and scale-up, with the key areas being: microsphere processing, API development, filtration trials and scale-up, milling trials, powder property testing, qualification batches and consultation services. Our experts have a wealth of industry based knowledge and expertise available to you.

Craig Patrizio
Senior Process Development Engineer

Craig Patrizio holds a Bachelor of Science degree with over 20 years in the industry as a biotech/pharmaceutical process development engineer. He has exceptionally strong skills in process design and component customization, processes for complex molecules, extended release sterile injectables, CIP/SIP, process/facility troubleshooting, automation, and start-up.

Craig has gained extensive experience with emulsion and precipitation micro/nanosphere process development and commercialization. He has also managed groups of engineers on multiple simultaneous projects to support Process Development and Commercialization efforts.

Additionally he has performed downstream/pilot scale process development, scale-up/tech transfer, start-up, and commercialization for four major FDA approved drugs. All of which are extended-release sterile injectable PLGA microsphere formulations.

Craig is a member of the Cryogenic Society of America, ISPE, ISA, BioPharm, and is ISA CAP® certified.