How to Integrate Quality by Efficient Design (QbED) in Product Development

How to Integrate Quality by Efficient Design (QbED) in Product Development

1st Edition - August 24, 2019

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  • Author: Bhavishya Mittal
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128173046
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128168134

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The development of a robust drug product requires juggling many competing priorities such as overcoming scientific challenges, following regulatory requirements, and managing business-related concerns. Unfortunately, despite large resources spent on R&D, multifactor productivity of pharmaceuticals is on the decline for several years now. Because of this business reality, pharmaceutical companies have seen a notable change in the traditional operating model and footprint over the past couple of decades. Outsourcing, in particular, has emerged as a successful business model for many pharmaceutical companies looking for ways to strategically increase their R&D capabilities and to augment their in-house resources. How to Integrate Quality by Efficient Design (QbED) in Product Development bridges the gap between theory and practice when it comes to strategic decision-making in a pharmaceutical research scenario. This book will introduce the concept of QbED and focus on various aspects such as patient-centric product designs, platform-based manufacturing technologies, business acuity, and regulatory strategies to balance the challenges in outsourcing with the need for strategic and statistically sound experiments rooted in good science. Detailed discussions will cover pharmaceutical business models, regulatory approval process, quality by design (QbD), business analytics, and manufacturing excellence specifically for small molecules and solid oral dosage forms. With the addition of case studies, flowcharts, diagrams, and data visualizations, How to Integrate Quality by Efficient Design (QbED) in Product Development will be a practical reference to help professionals working in the area of pharmaceutical drug development, strategy, and outsourcing management.

Key Features

  • Part of the Expertise in Pharmaceutical Process Technology series edited by Michael Levin
  • Integrates pharmaceutical business models, economics, and outsourcing-related challenges into pharmaceutical product development
  • Discusses relevant literature references in quality risk management, business strategy, QbD, and product development
  • Provides decision-making flowcharts, conceptual diagrams, and data visualizations to make the book useful, easy to read, and to understand


Pharmaceutical professionals and scientists working in the area of pharmaceutical drug development, manufacturing, regulations, strategy, and outsourcing management

Table of Contents

  • 1. Health Care: A Societal Benchmark
    2. Pharmaceuticals: A Highly Innovative Business
    3. Pharmaceutical Productivity: Challenges and Opportunities
    4. QbD: A Welcome Evolution
    5. QbED: An Emerging Concept
    6. Adaptive Product Designs: A Wave of the Future
    7. Patient-Centric Drug Product Designs: A Business Necessity
    8. Manufacturing Excellence: Only Road to Continual Improvement
    9. Case Studies and Supplemental Resources

Product details

  • No. of pages: 274
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: August 24, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128173046
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128168134

About the Author

Bhavishya Mittal

Bhavishya Mittal is an Associate Director in the Oral and Implants Product Development Department at Allergan Pharmaceuticals in Irvine, CA. Prior to Allergan, Bhavi worked at the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Astellas Pharmaceuticals. Bhavi has a PhD in Materials Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Jalandhar (India). Bhavi has 16 years of industrial experience in formulation and process development of various solid oral dosages of small therapeutic molecules (oncology, inflammation, and CNS indications) aimed for NDA and ANDA filings. He is the past Vice Chair for the Manufacturing Sciences and Engineering (MSE) section of AAPS. His research interests include formulation design, process engineering, scale-up/tech-transfer, and computational modeling of pharmaceutical unit operations for solid oral dosage manufacturing. In addition to technical topics, Bhavi maintains an active interest in general risk mitigation strategies, efficient outsourcing management, business analytics, strategic decision-making sciences, and financial engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Director, Oral and Implants Product Development, Allergan plc, Irvine, CA, USA

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