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Research

Our Clean Technology Centre (CTC) is internationally recognised and our Irish National Centre for Membrane Technology is investigating separations of industrial and community importance.

Clean Technology Centre

Since its inception, CTC has become recognised as a centre of excellence in the field of environmental management and one of the leading Irish and European proponents of cleaner production and preventive approaches to environmental protection.

CTC has remained active in environmental research and consultancy providing valuable advice and assistance to a wide range of clients, national and international. These include individual companies, sectoral groups, and umbrella industrial organisations – CTC has an industrial portfolio of over 150 companies. Other clients include local authorities, national agencies, Departments of the Irish Government as well as several Directorates General of the European Commission – CTC has carried out 100 environmental research projects with over 120 partners from 31 countries.

In the last 20 years, much work and many projects have been undertaken in the CTC. An overview and a flavour of these achievements may be seen on the CTC's website.

Research into Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology

Dr. Sandra Lenihan and Dr. Caroline O’Sullivan have been funded (78,000 Euros) under the Enterprise Ireland Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre Initial Research Programme, “Enabling and Control of Continuous Processing”. The Project will establish best practice through Quality by Design (QbD) and Process Analytical Technology (PAT) initiatives to achieve a quality product consistently from a continuous dry granulation process in order to support manufacturing.  Led by the School of Pharmacy in UCC, project partners include CIT’s Centre for Advanced Photonic and Process Analysis (CAPPA), and WIT’s Pharmaceutical and Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre (PMBRC).  University of Limerick are also joint stakeholders in this project.
We will demonstrate a generic approach to design a robust dry granulation manufacturing process that delivers products with critical quality attributes. In doing so, the project proposes to improve the dry granulation manufacturing process which will shorten development times, provide processing solutions for challenging materials and improve quality of finished product.

 

This page was last updated on 13 June 2013.

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