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PMTC Technology Centre

What is PMTC

PMTC is a progressive, agile, industry-led applied research and innovation centre. We support pharmaceutical manufacturing and supply in Ireland by addressing contemporary challenges facing the sector with a focus on delivering solutions using advanced technology and analytics. PMTC acts as a focal point around which companies in the sector come together and address common challenges collaboratively, leveraging the resources available in Ireland’s extensive third-level institutions. Based at the University of Limerick, PMTC is located in the world-class Bernal Institute and boasts an experienced post-doctoral level research team. PMTC has positioned itself to be responsive to the changing needs of industry clients we serve with a collective goal to increase the competitiveness and long-term sustainability of the sector overall, thus supporting Ireland in attracting and retaining continued investment in the manufacture of medicines. 


  • Pharmaceutical Plant Cleaning & Asset Utilisation 

  • Process control and optimisation 

  • Data Analytics for Pharmaceutical manufacturing 

  • Process Analytical Technology 

  • Computational fluid dynamics 

  • Powder engineering and OSD processes 

  • Continuous manufacturing 

Research performed by: 

  • University of Limerick 

  • Technological University Dublin 

  • Munster Technological University 

  • University of Galway 

  • University College Cork 

  • Technological University Shannon 

  • Atlantic Technological University 


Sara Hayes [photo]

Sarah Hayes

Centre Director - Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre
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