The Pfizer Institute is a research based collaboration between Pfizer Global R&D, the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) and two departments of the University of Cambridge; the department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, and the department of Chemistry.
Research interests encompass all aspects of the structure, manufacture and behaviour of solid dosage forms, such as tablets, at all relevant scales of operation and use. Research spans all length scales from modelling the processes of molecular crystallisation through to achieving better powder compaction, tableting, diffusion and release. The purpose of the institute is to provide a focus for strategic research, complementing the on-going work undertaken by Pfizer.
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Flamac's objective is one of Europes competence centre in "High Throughput Methodologies" to support research for the materials industry. In this way, innovative research for new materials and formulations, their properties and applications is accelerated and broadened. Visit FLAMAC's website
InForm (Integrating Nanomaterials in FORMulations)
Automaxion SARL participated in InForm: a network of institutions funded through FP7 Theme 4: Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials & new production technologies to promote discussions in the field of nanotechnologies
InForm sponsored events under 6 themes:
- Formulation of nano-bio materials
- Handling and processing of powders
- Processing of soft nanomaterial formulations
- Physical chemistry at the nanoscale
- Smart and functional materials in formulations: coatings, films and tapes
- Safety and health effects of nanoscale materials
The project ran for 3 years, from 1st July 2009. InForm organised one major networking event a year, the first one in Sweden, the second one in Singapore, and one in Spain. For information about the follow on event, click here. Other satellite meetings were held.
European scientists interested in the topic of the nanoscale in formulations were able to apply for funding to travel and attend InForm events and there was also a researcher exchange programme. Visit the InForm website
To promote the development and exploitation of high throughput technologies (HTT) for product and process development for the benefit of UK industry and the Science, Engineering and Technology base and catalyse greater interactions between them. Visit the Chemistry Innovation website