Pharmaceutical and Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre

The Pharmaceutical and Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre (PMBRC) is an applied research centre which aims to support the sustainable growth of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry in the south east of Ireland. Situated in the heart of the region on the WIT campus, the centre seeks to stimulate research and innovation, allowing companies to embed R&D into their activities. One of 15 Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways, the PMBRC consists of a 800 m2 state-of-the-art facility with 34 highly-trained research personnel. The PMBRC has established links with national and international partners in industry, academia and medical care institutions.

Please browse through our site or see our video to get an overview of our research, equipment and activities.

A summary of our activities can be found on our brochure.


PMBRC research boosted by over €1 million funding from Science Foundation Ireland

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Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan, TD, (pictured seated) with L-R: Dr. Joe O'Mahony, lecturer with WIT's School of Engineering;  Dr. Niall O'Reilly, Centre Manager, Pharmaceutical & Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre, WIT;  Dr. Denise O' Meara, lecturer with WIT's School of Science & Computing;  Dr. Darrin Morrissey, Director of Programmes, Science Foundation Ireland and Dr. Peter McLoughlin, Vice President of Research, Innovation and Graduate Studies, WIT. (Photo: Aileen Drohan)

February 2017 - The PMBRC is to benefit from two Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Infrastructure Awards that form a key part of implementing the country’s science and technology strategy – Innovation 2020. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, TD together with Minister for Training, Skills and Innovation John Halligan, TD announced the investment by Science Foundation Ireland.