PMTC at the University of Limerick has major plans in place after securing €5m in funding for pharma manufacturing.

The Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC) – based at the University of Limerick’s Bernal Institute – plans to embark on a ‘new phase’ of development, having secured €5m in fresh funding.

Among its three core research themes are plant cleaning, process control and the optimisation of data analytics.

The centre recently appointed a new director, Sarah Hayes, who said that the confirmation of funding from Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland shows “there is an appetite for innovation from the broad industry base in Ireland with its globally unique ecosystem in the biopharma sector”.


Words by Colm Gorey