Pharmaceutical & Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre Gateway
The PMBRC Gateway, based in Waterford Institute of Technology, delivers industry solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors in areas such as drug delivery, process technology, biotechnology, biomedical and separation science.
Physico-chemical characterisation of materials
Advanced analytical capability
Formulation, process development and drug delivery
The PMBRC Gateway supports bio-lifescience companies in the south east of Ireland and nationwide. PMBRC occupies an 800m² state-of-the-art facility, with an extensive suite of characterisation and analytical equipment as well as access to a dedicated team of 34 industry-focused research personnel. PMBRC collaborates with many companies across a number of sectors, including pharmaceutical, medical device, food and veterinary.
PMBRC undertakes collaborative projects of a variety of sizes – from large-scale projects to more short-term feasibility studies and contract analysis. Some of the projects and areas of development the PMBRC have collaborated on with industry include: materials characterisation and pre-formulation; drug delivery and formulation; chromatography, separation science and impurity identification; novel sensor and process technologies; and biomedical research and molecular biotechnology.
PMBRC at Waterford
“Having the PMBRC Gateway on our doorstep has been really important for us over the last number of years. The ease of access to the equipment and scientific team in the centre has enabled us to rapidly progress quality investigations and R&D projects which were urgent for the site.”
Pat Curtis – Principal Process Chemist, Waters Technologies Ireland
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