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AIT collaborates in €40 million SFI-funded pharmaceutical research centre

Athlone Institute of Technology is a collaborator in a €40 million pharmaceutical research centre funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). The Synthesis & Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC2) is a unique collaboration between eight academic institutions and 17 companies, and will position Ireland as a global hub for pharmaceutical process innovation and advanced manufacturing.

The SSPC2 is part of a €300 million investment in scientific research over the next six years, including €200 million from the State and €100 million from about 150 industrial partners. The money will be used to create seven new research centres covering a wide range of areas including the marshalling of computer data, research into marine energy, infant medical care and food research amongst others.
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