SSPC News & Events

SSPC co-sponsor 8th International Granulation Workshop, Sheffield, UK - June 2017

The SSPC are proud sponsors of the 8th International Granulation Workshop, Sheffield, UK - June 2016.

SSPC Scientific Advisory Board member Prof. Jim Litster, The University of Sheffield, will be one of the plenary speakers at this workshop.

Granulation Course: 26th to 27th June
Granulation Conference: 28th to 30th June

SSPC's Dr Sarah Hayes Active Ageing Week lunchtime talk at the Hunt Museum Limerick

Active Ageing Week Talk 'Medicine & Me'
Dr Sarah Hayes, SSPC’s Education & Training Officer will be at the Hunt Museum on Friday, September 30th at 1pm, giving a lunchtime talk will enable older persons to become more informed in regard to their medicine usage and indeed how simply crushing it can change how it works in body.

SSPC and CES Department at the University of Limerick welcome leading experts in chemical process safety for a 2-day industry-focused master class

“There’s an old saying that if you think safety is expensive, try an accident. Accidents cost a lot of money; and, not only in damage to plant and in claims for injury, but also in the loss of the company’s reputation”.
Trevor Kletz (1922 – 2013), founder of process safety and inherently safer design.

Master Class in Chemical Process Safety 2016


The Chemical & Environmental Sciences (CES) Department at the University of Limerick, in association with the Synthesis and Solid-state Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC), is looking forward to hosting a 2-day Masterclass in Chemical Process Safety delivered by many recognized experts and specialists in the field of chemical process safety. From Wednesday, August 31 to Thursday, September 1, 2016.

SSPC’s Carol McCarthy, UCC, is featured in the Evening Echo taking a closer look at science

Carol’s piece highlights the challenge poor water solubility poses for the development of many drug candidates and how her PhD research explores the application of mesoporous silica to overcome this challenge. She explains how many serious illnesses exist that have very limited medical treatments. Her research involves developing new types of tablets and capsules that will help solve this problem. Her findings to date and future research plans are to understand the mechanisms by which drug molecules are released into solution from the surface of the silica materials.

SSPC Scientific Director Prof. Kieran Hodnett will be featured speaker at BioPharmaAmbition 2016


The Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) and BioPharma Chem Ireland (BPCI) representing the research based and manufacturing biopharmaceutical and chemical industries respectively, have come together with the National Institute for BioProcessing Research and Training to host BioPharma Ambition®, a multi-platform event to inspire and showcase innovation. The international convention will take place in Dublin on 21-22 September 2016.

SSPC co-sponsor Eighth pan-European QbD & PAT Science Conference in UCC


Inventing Tomorrow’s Development and Manufacturing
The Eighth pan-European Science Conference (EuPAT) on QbD and PAT Sciences brings together pharmaceutical scientists and engineers from industry, academia and regulatory agencies to discuss recent developments and future trends in the field of pharmaceutical product and process development. The 8th EuPAT conference will focus on PAT integration into pharmaceutical manufacturing, the biopharmaceutics risk assessment roadmap (BioRAM) for the integration of preclinical, clinical and pharmaceutical development including QbD for better products and QbD considerations for emerging therapies (biosimilars and nanomedicines).


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