CMAC is a world-class international hub for manufacturing research and training. Working in partnership with industry, its purpose is to transform current manufacturing processes into the medicine supply chain of the future.

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Our Vision

CMAC’s vision is to revolutionise the way pharmaceuticals and high value products are made. The approaches developed and adopted within CMAC have been developed through close collaboration with industry and the support of its Tier 1 partners, which includes GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche and Takeda. Established in 2011, the CMAC has a £150m funding portfolio and currently comprises more than 130 staff and researchers, including academics, post docs, and more than 30 PhD students, as well as an experienced support team.


  • conducts world class research in continuous manufacturing and advanced crystallisation;
  • conducts fundamental research;
  • develops new solutions to company specific problems;
  • delivers measurable successes that are of real benefit to society;
  • creates commercial opportunities for start-ups and major global companies;
  • produces a talent pipeline of highly skilled multi-disciplinary staff;
  • influences policy, government, and regulators;
  • understands and integrates with the broader supply chain context
  • collaborates with world class business and academia on an international basis.


Industrially relevant research delivered by a multidisciplinary and collaborative academic team

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Award Winning Facility

Comprehensive suite of continuous processing, process analysis, and characterisation equipment housed in the Technology and Innovation Centre at Strathclyde

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Training & Skills

A vibrant world-class, multi-disciplinary PhD & MSc training programmes that will equip graduates with leading edge skills in pioneering continuous processes

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Translation to Industry

The demand-led manufacturing research scope of the Centre was co-created with our industry partners

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PhD Vacancy: Plant-wide dynamic mathematical modelling and optimisation of integrated continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing processes
PhD Vacancy: Plant-wide dynamic mathematical modelling and optimisation of integrated continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing processes.... more

Automated Synthesis Forum
At TIC, University of Strathclyde.... more

Continuous Flow Reactor Technology for Industrial Applications
Hosted in TIC, University of Strathclyde.... more


CMAC Future Manufacturing Research Hub Operations during COVID-19
In response to the Covid-19 outbreak and following advice from the WHO, the UK and Scottish Governments, the University of Strathclyde has taken the decision to restrict highly populated areas in the interest of student and staff safety. Therefore CMAC has closed all laboratory and office areas.​.... more

New Industry Director joins CMAC
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Massimo Bresciani as CMAC’s new Industry Director from the 3rd February 2020..... more

MMIC to Develop Platform for Quicker Optimization of OSD Formulations
Partnership between CPI, University of Strathclyde, GSK and AstraZeneca to utilize continuous manufacturing process. MMIC Grand Challenge 1 underway with CMAC at University of Strathclyde..... more