Large turnout for 'Enabling Continuous Processing Information Day'

7 Feb 2014

Over forty pharmaceutical manufacturing personnel converged on Friday 31st January to attend an ‘Enabling Continuous Processing Knowledge Day’ organised on the behalf of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC), an Enterprise Ireland/IDA funded research group. The event which took place in the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) was hosted by the School of Pharmacy, University College Cork in conjunction with the Department of Process Energy and Transport Engineering and Centre for Advanced Photonics and Advanced Analysis (CAPPA), CIT.

The Knowledge Day had a panel of both international and national experts presenting in the following areas: quality risk management, Process Analytical Technology (PAT) implementation and Quality by Design (QbD) in product development and regulatory affairs. The aforementioned experts were Prof. Brian Carlin, FMC Biopolymer US; Dr. Kevin O’Donnell, Irish Medicines Board; James Cartwright, GSK UK; and Phil Doherty, Process Analytics. The subsequent workshop conducted by Drs. Graham O’Mahony (UCC), Caroline Blackshields (CIT) and Michael McAuliffe (CIT), was well attended in the afternoon covering Basics in Roller Compaction and Material Characterisation in Solid Oral Dosage Formulation.

The Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC) is an EI/IDA funded Technology Centre hosted by the University of Limerick to assist the Irish Pharmaceutical Industry to improve its competiveness. The initial focus of the Centre is on development of Advanced Analytical Technology solutions to provide real time, relevant data and information which enables high levels of process and product quality control, with faster concurrent and end product testing.
For further information regarding the Knowledge Day and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre contact Dr. Abina Crean (, School of Pharmacy, University College Cork.

Pictured: Dr. Niall O’Reilly (PMBRC, WIT), Dr. Sandra Lenihan (CIT), Mr. James Cartwright (GSK), Mr. Phil Doherty (Process Analytics), Dr. Eamonn O’Neill (CAPPA, CIT), Dr. Abina Crean (UCC), Prof. Brian Carlin (FMC Biopolymer); Dr. Kevin O’Donnell (Irish Medicines Board).

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Cavanagh Pharmacy Building Room UG06 University College Cork