Sometimes, even if your job focuses on data, you have to look beyond it. That’s why Sanjay and his team at Thermo Fisher Scientific don’t just apply data to solve formulation challenges. They look beyond the data for other potential roadblocks. In the early phase trials of a complex API molecule, his team recognized that dagger shaped crystals were inhibiting flow during production. While short-term workarounds for trials were at hand, they knew that in future scale ups, this would become a significant problem. So they collaborated with teams who modified the API process in advance. Smoothed the crystal. And solved the problem before it became one.