The Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC), a Global Hub of Pharmaceutical Process Innovation and Advanced Manufacturing, funded by Science Foundation Ireland (€30m) and industry (€10m), is a unique collaboration between 17 industry partners, 8 academic institutions and12 international academic collaborators.
The SSPC transcends company and academic boundaries and is the largest research collaboration in Ireland, and one of the largest globally, within the pharmaceutical area. The role of the SSPC is to link experienced scientists and engineers in academia and the pharmaceutical industry, to address critical research challenges.
The SSPC research programme leads the way for next generation drug manufacture and spans the entire pharmaceutical production chain from synthesis of the molecule, to the isolation of the material, and the formulation of the medicine. 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.