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CIT present at PMTC Knowledge Day

CIT present at PMTC Knowledge Day

Published on: Thursday, 08 October 2015

CIT had a significant presence at the Inaugural PMTC Knowledge Day. The event held in UL showcased the state funded, industry informed research programs in the centre.  CIT is an active research member contributing to two themes. The event also provided a unique forum for networking with industrial and academic colleagues working at the cutting edge of pharmaceutical innovation in Ireland (over 130 attendess).  Presentations, by PMTC researchers and industrialists covered areas including enabling continuous processing, 3D printing and advanced manufacturing technologies. Sandra Lenihan, Keith Byran and Ahmad Baroutjai from Chemical and Process Engineering and from Mechanical Engineering presented their research on powder modelling for tablet processing which is funded by the PMTC.  Key note speakers included John Lynch (Director of Compliance HPRA), Martin Wallace (GSK), Stan O’Neill (The Compliance Group) and Charles Gordon (Britest).

Dr Sandra Lenihan and Dr Keith Byran (Mechanical Engineering) are currently funded by the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (hosted in University of Limerick) for “Powder Modelling for Tablet Processing”.  Dr Ahmad Baroutaji has been appointed the Postdoctoral Researcher on this project.  The Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC) is an Enterprise Ireland/IDA funded research group to assist the Irish Pharmaceutical Industry improve its competitiveness.