SSPC News & Events

PhD Position in Medicinal Carbohydrate Chemistry, NUIG

PhD Position in Medicinal Carbohydrate Chemistry, School of Chemistry, National University of Ireland Galway. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a PhD position in the research group of Professor Paul Murphy, School of Chemistry, National University of Ireland Galway. This position is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and is available to start as soon as possible. The successful candidate will work under the direction of Professor Paul Murphy.

CP Pharmaceutical Group visit SSPC

CP Pharmaceutical Group includes 20 holding and share-holding pharmaceutical companies, spanning across vast areas from the Guanzhong Plain to the Yellow Sea seaside, from Shandong Province to the Qinling Mountains. Thanks to IDA Ireland, the group made a visit this week to SSPC and met with many of our Principal Investigators and researchers.

Science Foundation Ireland and the American Chamber of Commerce host thought leaders to develop new challenge-based funding programme


Croke Park May 24th - Science Foundation Ireland, in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, is today hosting a 'Think-In' in Croke Park to bring together a group of senior opinion leaders from industry and public-sector organisations to develop a new challenge-based funding programme. The aim is to identify visionary, inspirational and achievable challenges significant to Ireland suitable for funding proposals.

SSPC well represented at EuPAT9 Conference 2018


The Ninth pan-European Conference on PAT and QbD Sciences (EuPAT9) 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 9th EuPAT conference will focus on the status of QbD in pharmaceutical development, the latest advances in continuous manufacture and emerging developments in the manufacture and analysis of nanomedicines. Session content will describe technological developments, regulatory issues and recent experiences in drug development projects.

SSPC researchers contribute to textbook on computer aided chemical engineering on pharmaceutical manufacturing

Congratulations to SSPC researchers on their contribution to the Process Systems Engineering for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, 41st volume. The focus of this chapter provides insight into each aspect of oral solid dosage development including pre formulation, drug product development and manufacturing. Rahamatullah Shaikh, PMTC, Donald P O Brien, DPTC, Denise M. Croker & Gavin M. Walker, SPPC.

Minister Patrick O'Donovan and Senator Maria Byrne visit SSPC

SSPC has been busy demonstrating first hand how the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre is delivering value for the Pharma sector locally and internationally to our visitors Patrick O'Donovan, Minister of State at Finance & Public Expenditure and Reform and Senator Maria Byrne. SSPC, is a global hub of process innovation and advanced manufacturing that supports the pharma sector, a sector that is critical to Ireland’s economy.

Beer, brains and a thirst for science at a Pint of Science

sarah hudson pint of science

Last Tuesday night, 15 May 2018, JJ Bowles played host to a well-attended ‘Pint of Science’ event, with speakers from UL’s Faculties of Science and Engineering as well as the Kemmy Business School. The fun and engaging evening of science-based discussion, now a regular annual event, is the result of collaborations between a number of Science Foundation Ireland national research centres including LERO, SSPC, MACSI and UL academic departments and research institutes (Faculty of Science and Engineering, and Bernal Institute) to encourage such lively discourse.