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A unique collaboration revolutionises the pharmaceutical sector in Ireland

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Show simple item record Frawley, Patrick J. Hayes, Sarah Hodnett, Benjamin K. O'Halloran, Jon 2020-11-09T14:40:17Z 2020-11-09T14:40:17Z 2014
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Pharmaceutical manufacturing contributes vitally to Ireland’s economy: it employs over 25,000 individuals directly and 24,500 indirectly, and produces over 50% of all exports, making Ireland the second-largest pharmaceutical exporter in the world . However, the sector faces several global challenges: the emergence of lower-cost economies; the ‘patent cliff’; and the rise of generic medicines. It has also suffered from a lack of cohesion between research and industry and poor fundamental understanding of certain pharmaceutical manufacturing processes. The Synthesis & Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC) has collaborated with industry to optimise these pharmaceutical processes, enabling Ireland to confront many of the global challenges above. Resulting gains in productivity have saved tens of millions of euros for Ireland’s pharmaceutical industry. Additional impacts include job creation and retention; a broad collaborative network for sharing expertise; greener manufacturing processes. Ireland is becoming a global hub of pharmaceutical process innovation and advanced manufacturing. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject pharmaceutical industry en_US
dc.title A unique collaboration revolutionises the pharmaceutical sector in Ireland en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/report en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.contributor.sponsor ERC
dc.contributor.sponsor EI
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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