The Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC), a Global Hub of Pharmaceutical Process Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing, funded by the SFI and industry, is a unique collaboration between seventeen companies, eight academic institutions and twelve international academic collaborators.
The SSPC transcends company and academic boundaries and is the largest research collaboration in Ireland within the pharmaceutical area. The SSPC’s role is to link scientists and engineers in academia; in partnerships with the pharmaceutical industry to address and resolve crucial research questions.
The SSPC carries out research ranging from molecule to medicine with the objective of gaining a better understanding of mechanisms, control processes and predicting outcomes for the efficient and environmentally sustainable production of safe medicines. The aim of SSPC is to deliver relevant solutions that address the manufacturing needs of the pharmaceutical companies and, through this, to build a strong pharmaceutical community and a pharma‐friendly environment in Ireland. The SFI award to the SSPC will run from 2013 to 2019 and supports 90 top-class researchers.