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Key stakeholders to discuss the roadmap for innovative (bio)pharmaceutical manufacturing in Europe

Contributed by: ISC

(bio)Pharma Ireland is on 28 February 2017 in Brussels organising a high-level seminar, which will address the enabling policy and regulatory environment required for innovative (bio)pharmaceutical manufacturing process that would support quality healthcare delivery in Europe.
With this event (bio)Pharma Ireland working group aims to raise the profile of innovative (bio)pharmaceutical manufacturing in Europe with the hope of creating more research opportunities in this sector.

Commenting on the upcoming event, Jon O’Halloran, General Manager, Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre said: “At no other time in the history of the pharmaceutical industry have we had a greater opportunity to transform the way in which we develop, produce and consume medicines to deliver better patient quality of life. Innovation is key but so also is collaboration. (bio)Pharma Ireland and SSPC are delighted to lead this collaborative effort with our industry, academic, regulatory and policy partners.”

The working group, coordinated by the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC), combines partners from Pharmachemical Ireland (PCI), government agencies: Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and the IDA; and academic research organisations: (SSPC), National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) and the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Technology Centre (PMTC).

This event will be an opportunity to frame the debate and influence the agenda of EU policy-level discussions on the importance of and opportunities within (bio)pharmaceutical manufacturing across the EU jurisdiction, by increasing research and innovation in (bio)pharmaceutical manufacturing across Europe and create niche manufacturing.
Matt Moran, Director of BioPharmaChem Ireland, added: “Innovation is the life blood of the biopharmaceutical sector in Ireland. It is essential that the sector continues to invest in innovation in order to retain competitiveness and to keep at the cutting edge of developments in the world of healthcare. The European Commission plays a central role in supporting innovation though framework funding - it is important that this funding in aligned to needs of the sector in Ireland so that it can play its role in retaining the role of the EU a s promoter and developer of new technologies in the field of manufacturing of therapeutic products.”

Killian O’Driscoll, Projects Director, National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT), added: “NIBRT are delighted to support this important event and to help promote cutting-edge research for the development and manufacture of biopharmaceuticals in Europe”.

Chris Edlin, Director at Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre. Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology (PMTC) said: “The pharmaceutical industry is facing a paradigm shift in response to an ageing population, the patent cliff and the advent of precision medicine. It must respond with the implementation of disruptive technologies to stay competitive and deliver the required benefits to patients. The PMTC is delighted to be involved in a seminar which brings together key political, academic and industrial stakeholders to surface and discuss the roadmap for European success in pharmaceutical manufacturing.”

More information about the event is available on this link:

For media, please contact:
Declan Kirrane, ISC
Tel: + 32 (0)2 8888114
Louise O’Neill, SSPC Communications Officer
Tel: +353 (0)61 234675

Editor's note
(bio)Pharma Ireland was formed in 2015 as an SSPC initiative to highlight the collective research priorities and industrial capabilities of the Irish (bio)Pharmaceutical sector within the European community; encourage research collaborations and opportunities; and ultimately contribute to the development of European policy.




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