SSPC News & Events

Check out this article: In vitro dissolution models for the prediction of in vivo performance of an oral mesoporous silica formulation

Check out this article: In vitro dissolution models for the prediction of in vivo performance of an oral mesoporous silica formulation from the SSPC team at University College Cork.

SSPC lead (bio) Pharma Ireland High Level Seminar in Brussels

On 28 February 2017 (bio)Pharma Ireland, a national working group led by SSPC and comprising representation from PMTC, NIBRT, SFI, EI, IDA and BPCI, organized a high-level seminar entitled The Future of (Bio)Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in Brussels. This international seminar, brought together over 80 participants from over 10 countries representing industry, academia, the EU commission and parliament, and other interested stakeholders to explore the future of advanced drug manufacturing in Europe. The purpose of the seminar was to communicate the importance of fostering an innovative environment in Europe to sustain the biopharmaceutical manufacturing sector into the future.

Check out this article: Symmetry assisted tuning of bending and brittle multi-component forms of probenecid†

Check out this article by SSPC UCC researchers and SSPC PhD candidate, Uday Khandavilli, University College Cork, has his bending crystals images published in Chemical Communications recently, entitled, Symmetry assisted tuning of bending and brittle multi-component forms of probenecid†

Is there an art to making the perfect cup of coffee? STEAM will investigate!!

Is there an art to making the perfect cup of coffee? Or is it just science? This event investigates the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) of the perfect cup of coffee.
Come join in Canteen, 30 Mallow Street, Limerick @ 6.30pm on Monday, March 13th, to learn all about the perfect cup of coffee. The event will consist of three brief 10 minute talks from our two scientists, Kevin and Chris followed by the art in a perfect cup from Canteen’s resident barista Dalton.

SSPC website launch introduces secondary school students to real world science

The Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC) funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and based in the Bernal Institute at the University of Limerick (UL) has launched their Medicines In My Life initiative. The purpose of the initiative, which includes a website and resources for teachers and pupils, is to support the SSPC’s innovative educational programme for post-primary teachers and pupils, entitled ‘Innovation in Medicines’, a module designed to introduce students to the world of medicine.

SSPC named winner for Excellence in Education and Training at the HR Leadership & Management Awards 2017

The Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC), funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) were announced winners for Excellence in Education and Training, at the recent HR Leadership & Management Awards. The HR Leadership & Management Awards celebrate excellence and emerging roles of HR as a strategic management device that aligns with organisational business objectives, will underpin both business profitability and sustainability. The SSPC headquarters are in the Bernal Institute at the University of Limerick.

Global Practitioners attend SSPC’s Continuous Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals Workshop in Ireland

The Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC), in association with American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), Institute of Engineers of Ireland (IEI), International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), recently hosted an international Continuous Manufacturing Workshop in Druids Glen, Co. Wicklow.

(bio)Pharma Ireland high-level seminar, The Future of (bio)Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

(bio)Pharma Ireland was formed in 2015 as an SSPC initiative to highlight the collective research priorities and industrial capabilities of the Irish (bio)Pharmaceutical sector within the European community; encourage research collaborations and opportunities; and ultimately contribute to the development of European policy.
The working group, coordinated and chaired by the SSPC, has representation from pharmaceutical industry: Biopharmachem Ireland (BPCI), government agencies: Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the IDA; and academic research organisations: the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC), National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) and the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Technology Centre (PMTC).

Position available: Master-by-research within the powder processing group

This is a funded 1-year position in the field of continuous wet granulation. The project involves application of Lattice Boltzmann method for modelling and simulation of continuous wet granulation via twin-screw extruder. A background in computer programming, process modelling and Lattice Boltzmann method would be desirable.

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