SSPC News & Events

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).

SSPC Technical Meetings: Collaboration is the key to long-term business success and competitiveness


One of the key aims at SSPC is to enable productive participation and strategic partnerships with all stakeholders. Success relies on key efforts made by academia and the pharmaceutical industry working together. SSPC’s operations team helps facilitate such collaboration by conducting informal project evaluations, discussions and face-to-face meetings at quarterly technical meetings every year.

SSPC prides itself on being one of the very few centres who accommodate all partners to meet regularly and assess the interactions between, and the innovations of, each individual project and strand. By facilitating and coordinating the interaction between key stakeholders, engagement at this level nurtures opportunity. In addition, it offers frequent review of research and also a platform for students to attend and present their work.

(bio)Pharma Ireland make their case in Brussels


Engagement in EU Horizon 2020 programmes is of strategic importance to the Irish (bio)Pharma sector however there is currently a gap to bridge between discovery and manufacture to support scientific and engineering programmes. The SSPC, in an effort to push the (bio)Pharmaceutical manufacturing research priorities within the current EU Horizon 2020 programme, initiated a national collaborative working group with representation from industry, government and academia.

SSPC funded investigator Dr. Kevin Ryan wins MSSI, UL, research award for the most Web of Science journal papers published


The MSSI Research Award for most Web of Science journal papers with MSSI affiliation published in 2015 with impact factor greater than 1.5 was presented to Dr Kevin Ryan, who published 10 Web of Science papers with MSSI affiliation in journals with impact factor greater than 1.5.

The PMTC's Second Annual Knowledge Day

The Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre are pleased to announce that their second annual Knowledge Day will take place on Friday 2nd September 2016 in The Analog Devices Building, University of Limerick. The focus for this year’s event, which will be held in the Analog Devices building at the University of Limerick, is: “The future of pharmaceutical manufacturing – using advanced technology solutions to address contemporary issues”

SSPC meet with Dr. Rohit Ramachandran, Assistant Professor Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Rutgers University


Dr. Rohit Ramachandran visited the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC) at the University of Limerick to see the facilities we have at our centre and laboratories based in the Bernal Institute. Many groups met with Rohit to explore possible collaboration with Rutgers University and also share experiences.


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