On June 21st – 22nd Trevor Murphy (Post-graduate researcher at IMaR) presented an academic paper at the 27th annual “Irish Systems and Signals Conference” (ISSC 2016) in the University of Ulster, Derry, Northern Ireland also attended by Dr. Joseph Walsh (Head of Department of STEM, IT Tralee). Over the past 27 years, ISSC has become the premier conference in Ireland addressing all aspects of signals and systems. The conference focuses on Digital Signal Processing, Control, Communications, related fields of ICT, encompasses algorithm and system modelling, design and implementation, for a broad range of applications. Trevor’s paper focuses on the paradigm shift in pharmaceutical manufacturing with regards to the quality by design (QBD) framework and process analytical technology (PAT) method of utilising a suite of novel sensors and analysers to continuously monitor and control pharmaceutical manufacturing quality parameters. The paper titled “Pharmaceutical manufacturing and the quality by design (QBD)), process analytical technology (PAT) approach” is to be published on the IEEE Xplore digital library in the coming weeks.