Vince Cable formally opens pharmaceuticals research centre at the University of Strathclyde

A research centre which it is hoped will revolutionise the way pharmaceuticals are made has been formally opened by UK Business Secretary Vince Cable

Vince Cable opens pharmaceuticals centre at the University of Strathclyde
Vince Cable opens pharmaceuticals centre at the University of Strathclyde

A research centre which it is hoped will revolutionise the way pharmaceuticals are made has been formally opened by UK Business Secretary Vince Cable.

The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation is bringing together leading academics and industrialists from across the UK to find quicker, more effective and more sustainable ways of manufacturing products.

Based at the University of Strathclyde, it also involves Glasgow, Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Loughborough and Bath universities. Mr Cable said: “One of the strengths of Scottish universities is that world-class science and research is done here, but it is strengthened by the fact that it is part of the UK network and very substantial amounts of funding do come from the UK Government, they also come from the Scottish Government, there is a very strong sense of working together and that’s the way we want to keep it.”

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