About Us

A world leading Science Foundation Ireland pharmaceutical research centre

SSPC is an internationally recognised hub of process innovation and advanced manufacturing for the pharmaceutical sector. We are the largest research collaboration in Ireland, and one of the largest globally, within the pharmaceutical area.


SSPC’s mission is to position Ireland as a global hub for process innovation and advanced manufacturing in the pharmaceutical industry, through:

    • Research Excellence: Execute excellent academic research anticipation of future industry challenges
    • Advancing Talent: Equip the next generation of scientists and engineers with the skillset and attitude to meet future challenge
    • Societal Engagement: Engage with society to bring SSPC research to as wide an audience as possible
    • Global Impact: Develop a global reputation for delivering expertise and talent

Our advanced research programme will extend from Molecule, Material and Medicine to:

    • Manufacturing and Modelling,
    • Increasing expertise in advanced screening
    • Predictive modelling
    • Drug hybrid conjugates

Under the Directorship of Professor Michael Zaworotko and Professor Gavin Walker, SSPC has the capacity to adapt to changes in the sector and further foster innovation and discovery.

World Leading R&D

SSPC has a proven record of accomplishment in pre-competitive multi-industry partnership projects and single partner projects, working with over 20 industry partners and ensuring the research is critically informed by the needs of the pharma end users.

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