CMAC

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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CMAC Response to Covid-19

In keeping with the latest government advice, CMAC have resumed lab activities and our collaborative research, training and translation programmes. Find out how CMAC are responding to the global Covid-19 pandemic.

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Business Case Insights for Continuous Manufacturing

CMAC and PwC are delighted to share ‘The Business Case Insights for Continuous Manufacturing’. This joint document, with input from industrial partners, seeks to review key considerations for building a successful business case for the industrial adoption of innovative Continuous Manufacturing (CM) technologies.

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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.

CMAC

  • 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.


 
Research

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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Events

SCOUT: Accelerating your innovation process - Getting your product to market, smarter and quicker
Are you an SME, operating in high-value chemical or biochemical supply chains, looking for support to overcome innovation challenges? If so, the SCOUT project is here to help.

Join our next event and learn how our Innovation Integrator® model is helping companies to accelerate the journey from invention, through innovation to commercialisation.

Hear from presenters Dr David Bunton, both CEO of REPROCELL Europe Ltd and Chairman of the Precision Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre.

The webinar is jointly hosted by CPI, CMAC Future Manufacturing Research Hub and Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre

For more information about the event and how to register visit the SCOUT Event page..... more

MIT-CMAC International Symposium on Continuous Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals
This symposium brings together pharmaceutical industrialists, regulators, policy makers and academics to look at how the community can grow medicines manufacturing in the UK and accelerate the adoption of advanced manufacturing and digital technologies. To achieve this we need an integrated approach, harnessing the combined efforts of the stakeholders to lead the transformation that will enhance quality, cost and sustainability of medicines manufacture, ultimately for the benefit of patients..... more

Research Software Engineer
Applications are invited for a software engineer to work in the EPSRC Future Manufacturing Research Hub in Continuous
Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation (www.cmac.ac.uk) led by the University of Strathclyde. The CMAC Hub comprises
a multidisciplinary team of academics and researchers located across seven Universities within the UK providing a platform for
collaborative research, training and knowledge exchange in the area of advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing. You will join a vibrant programme of basic, applied and digital research that spans advanced crystallisation and processing of
active ingredients and formulated systems, process analysis, monitoring and control as well as product analysis, testing and
characterisation.
Experience of coding and development of software and digital tools will be essential. You will be a capable Computer Scientist
able to do coding and software development and integration of tasks. Experience of working in a multi-centre University
research environment will be advantageous..... more

News

MIT-CMAC International Symposium on Continuous Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals
An Integrated Ecosystem for Transforming Medicines Manufacturing

Registration OPEN
18th February 2021, 12.30-17.00 GMT

This symposium brings together pharmaceutical industrialists, regulators, policy makers and academics to look at how the community can grow medicines manufacturing in the UK and accelerate the adoption of advanced manufacturing and digital technologies. To achieve this we need an integrated approach, harnessing the combined efforts of the stakeholders to lead the transformation that will enhance quality, cost and sustainability of medicines manufacture, ultimately for the benefit of patients. .... more

Laminar and UK/IRE Distributor Analytik Join CMAC Future Manufacturing Research Hub
Continuous flow chemical reactor manufacturer Laminar Co Ltd (Jungwon-gu, Republic of Korea), represented in the UK and Ireland by Analytik Ltd (Cambridge, UK), have joined the CMAC Future Manufacturing Research Hub as tier 2 members from October 2020..... more

Launch of CMAC - Huxley Bertram Partnership to Support Compaction Simulation Research and Services
CMAC are pleased to announce that following the recent establishment of our new Compaction Simulation Pilot Test Facility, we can now offer Compaction Simulation Research Services through our National Facility Team. This is supported by a new partnership between Huxley Bertram and the CMAC Future Manufacturing Research Hub at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK). .... more