Malvern Panalytical is proud to roll out the market’s first ever bespoke XRD training for pharmaceutical companies. Special care has been taken to design this programme, using pharmaceutical examples and challenges. This online course would not be possible without the hours of feedback and content curation by our esteemed pharmaceutical industry experts, Prof T N Gururow  and Dr K Vyas. Look forward to an informative and hands-on training. This programme is a great booster for employee development as well as succession planning. That is why we strongly encourage companies to send a team of employees for this bespoke programme. 

This advanced programme is level 2 of a 2-part programme. It will cover both theory and hands-on tutorials on advanced level XRD analysis. For instance polymorphism, indexing and space group mapping, structure solution analysis and other advanced level analytical methods like SAXS, PDF, in-situ XRD and XRF analysis. 

As part of this bespoke programme, the first ever in the market, you will receive these benefits: 

  1. Certificate of attendance
  2. Relevant XRD literature 
  3. FREE HighScore Plus trial software 
  4. SOPs 
  5. This is level 2 of a 2-part training programme. If you would like to get training on the Pharma XRD fundamentals like polymorphism, crystallinity & amorphous quantification, cluster analysis, BitMap conversion, check out our level 1 programme here
  6. Indicate your interest to receive a quotation

Want more privacy and tailored learning? Opt for group trainings for your company 

  1. Enjoy the above mentioned benefits PLUS
  2. Get added engagement opportunities with our experts. All with the privacy and freedom to consult with our specialists 
  3. SOPs that are tailored to your process
  4. Receive a tailored programme discussing your company's specific challenges and data
  5. Talk to us about pricing and preferred dates


September 22 2021 - September 23 2021
09:00 - 12:30
India Time [Asia]
Event type:
Online training
X-ray Diffraction (XRD)


Course Summary for 

Level 2 Training (7hrs over 2days)

• Advanced level polymorphism: smart FingerPrinting vs unit cell refinement

• Indexing and space group mapping

• Data collection for indexing and structural determination from powder diffraction patterns

• (Hands-on) Indexing and Rietveld analysis using HighScore Plus

• (Hands-on) Structure solution analysis

• Advanced applications: SAXS, PDF and non-ambient measurements, XRF elemental impurity trace analysis <USP232>

• All Level 2 course attendees must complete Level 1 training first. Click here for Level 1 programme

Course agenda






Advance Polymorph screening: Identification and Quantification Methods

1. Indexing and profile refinement

2. Rietveld refinement

3. Challenges using finger printing and profile refinement

4. Comparison & advantages of both the techniques

Presentation & Reading Material


Data collection strategy for indexing and SDPD

1. Data collection strategies for Indexing and Structure Determination using Powder Diffraction

Presentation & Reading Material


Basics of Indexing and space group determination

1. Basics of Indexing

2. Indexing Algorithms

3. Basics of Space Group determination

4. Advantages & challenges

Presentation & Reading Material


Indexing & space group determination

(Live demonstration using Highscore software)

1. Indexing using Highscore Software with multiple pharma examples

2. Space Group Determination

Presentation, Demonstration and Reading material/SOP


Basics of Structure determination

1. Basics of structure solution

2. Various approaches - Direct and Reciprocal Space methods

3. Introduction to Reciprocal Space and Fourier Transformation

4. Validation of Structure

Presentation & Reading Material


Structure determination using powder diffraction

(Live demonstration using software)

1. SDPD Demonstration for molecule-1 using Highscore & Jana

2. SDPD Demonstration for molecule-2 using Highscore & Fox

Presentation, Demonstration and Reading material/SOP


Advance Amorphous quantification Methods

(Presentation and Live demonstration using software)

1. Partial Least Square Regression Analysis (PLSR)

2. Rietveld Analysis: Internal Standard Method

3. Rietveld Analysis: External Standard Method (K-factor)

4. PONKS Method

5. Examples & demonstration using Highscore software

Presentation, Demonstration and Reading material/SOP


Introduction to Advance X-Ray Techniques

1. Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS)

2. Pair Distribution Function (PDF)

3. Non-Ambient Studies

Presentation and reading material


Introduction to Elemental Analysis

1. XRF technique, Advantages over ICP, Application area in Pharma industries

Presentation and reading material


Prof T N Gururow

Dr K Vyas

Dr Mangesh Mahajan, National Application Specialist, XRD, Malvern Panalytical

Dr Mangesh Mahajan has a Ph. D. and postdoctoral experience in the field of solid state and materials chemistry from National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India. He has expertise in multiple characterization techniques for various types of materials from more than 13 years. He is associated with Malvern Panalytical from last 5 years as an application specialist for X-ray diffraction. During his engagement, he is instrumental in providing application related support in different industries and research organizations as like in pharmaceuticals, cements, mining and metal industries, universities, national institutions and more. Dr Mahajan is based in Hyderabad.

Dr Sandeep Nagar, National Application Specialist, XRD, Malvern Panalytical

Dr Nagar completed his PhD in the field of multiferroic thin films manufacturing and characterization from KTH Sweden in 2012. He spent 6 years conducting research at the departments of Physical Sciences and Electronics Engineering at Amity University Noida as well as G D Goenka University Gurgaon. In 2018, Dr Nagar joined Malvern Panalytical as the National XRD Application Specialist. In his role, he has been helping numerous customers across industries; from academia, to pharmaceuticals, metals, cement, polymers, specialty chemicals and more. He not only provides applications advice to customers in choosing the relevant X-ray diffractometer for their application. In addition, he provides training so that they further optimise their XRD for research and QC purposes. Dr Nagar is based in Gurgaon, Delhi.

Mr Amol Pandit, Pharmaceuticals Segment Manager, Malvern Panalytical


Areas to note

• This is the first ever course in the market on Pharmaceutical XRD

• All courses will be conducted online by Malvern Panalytical specialists in conjunction with esteemed Pharmaceutical industry speakers

• Course has been developed specifically on pharmaceutical challenges and examples

• Sign up as a group and enjoy additional perks. Talk to us!

• All Level 2 course attendees must complete Level 1 training first.

Who should attend?

• Pharmaceutical researchers

• Anyone in pharmaceutical establishments in R and D, quality control and quality assurance and audit

Benefits :

• Opportunity to refresh your knowledge on XRD fundamentals, like good sample preparation practices, how to achieve good quality data and interpret XRD data implications

• Professional training and certificate

• Benefit from this bespoke training which covers tailored XRD analysis on pharmaceutical examples and problems - the first of its kind in the market

• Improves reasoning and decision making on pharma XRD analysis issues

• Opportunity to network with peers and industry professionals

• In addition to receiving the training and certificate, you will also receive SOPs, relevant literature

More information

All cheques should be made out to Spectris Technologies Pvt Ltd and attached with our confirmation email.

Course cancellations

• No course refunds will be given for no shows or participant cancellations

• Should you be unable to attend the intended course, you will be able to postpone your attendance to the next available course date