The Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC), a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and industry funded research centre, at the University of Limerick, was announced as Pharma Research Centre of the Year 2016 for the third year running at the Pharma Industry Awards. The award was presented by Noel Kileen of The Sunday Post.
Over the past 12 months, the SSPC has accomplished exceptional funding for remarkable projects linked to the pharmaceutical industry. SSPC investigators have excelled in acquiring over €7 million funding to work on ground-breaking fundamental research projects. In addition, new projects and international partnerships with other significant research centres in pharmaceutical manufacturing have been launched.
The Pharma Industry Awards recognise and celebrate the most original and innovative individuals and companies that demonstrate excellence in the Irish Pharma sector. Hundreds of pharma industry professionals recognised and celebrated the outstanding achievements within the sector, with 21 prestigious trophies presented to the very worthy winners of the third annual Pharma Industry Awards.
The night was full of celebration as SSPC industry and research partners were also honoured on the night. SSPC spin off APC won Pharma Company of the Year - SME, Pfizer Grange Castle won Biotech Company of the Year, Alkermes Pharma Ireland won Pharma Project of the Year - Large, Pfizer received the award for Pharma Company of the Year - Large, Pfizer Ringaskiddy won Operational Excellence Award, BMS Swords, won the award for Health & Safety, Pfizer Health Index 2016 - Pfizer won the Communications award and AbbVie in Ireland took the Corporate Social Responsibility Programme of the Year award. Our research partners NIBRT, received awards for Pharma Education & Training and Partnership Alliance of the Year.