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 are now advancing our plans to resume lab activities in the coming weeks. We look forward to keeping our partners informed as we progress and adapt to these changes to keep everyone safe and well and resume 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

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

News

Call for Feasibility Studies
Closing date for expression of interests: 16th September 2020



Closing date for applications: 1st October 2020







The EPSRC Future Manufacturing CMAC Research Hub is offering funding to support four Feasibility Studies at TRLs 1 – 4.







The funding is available for novel short-term research studies of advanced manufacturing technologies to complement the current Hub research programme of advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing.







This call seeks to support studies primarily aligned with innovative approaches to digital design and application of advanced measurements.







The call is open to all UK academics eligible to receive EPSRC funding and is the primary mechanism for new academic collaborators to engage with the Hub. Awards are limited to a maximum of £60k at 80% FEC and for a project duration of 6-12 months. This call seeks to stimulate applications from existing groups where there is opportunity to leverage significant existing activity that would lead to an ongoing collaboration following feasibility studies. To facilitate active collaboration a Hub Champion will be assigned to work with each funded proposal..... more

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..... more

CPI launches the SCOUT project to benefit chemical and biochemical SMEs across Scotland
CPI, an independent technology innovation centre and founding member of the UK Government’s High Value Manufacturing Catapult, has today announced the launch of SCOUT, a project to target a breadth of Scottish SMEs working in the high value chemical and biochemical supply chains. The project will leverage technology within CPI and its partner organisations to accelerate and de-risk the growth of Scottish SMEs – including those underserved and remote – by enabling new partnerships and increased technology adoption.



The SCOUT project, which will run over the next three years, will be led by CPI’s Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre and is being launched in collaboration with CMAC Future Manufacturing Research Hub and the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC). It aims to serve Scottish SMEs through a three-pronged approach of innovation clinics (currently planned to start in late 2020), Innovation Integrator assessments and deep technical consultancy. The £882k Scottish Outreach (SCOUT) project is jointly funded by the European Regional Development Fund (managed by Scottish Enterprise) CPI, CMAC and IBioIC..... more