Welcome to the PMBRC

The PMBRC is an applied research centre that commenced operations in 2009, consolidating research in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnological sciences at Waterford Institute of Technology into one institutionally prioritised centre. Situated on the main WIT campus in Waterford City, the centre seeks to support R&D activities within the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, thereby stimulating research and innovation and allowing companies to embed R&D directly into their activities.

The centre, one of 15 Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways, consists of an 800m2 state-of-the-art research facility with over 30 research personnel. A truly multidisciplinary team, researchers at the PMBRC include chemists, biologists, biomedical scientists, physicists and engineers, and the centre has established links with national and international partners in industry, academia and medical care institutions.

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Research Areas

Research in the PMBRC focuses on important areas of pharmaceutical and biotechnology development and can be summarised under the following themes:

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Industry Collaboration

Collaboration with regional and national industry partners is at the core of PMBRCā€™s activities. The centre is involved in collaborative projects with industry ranging from large-scale research projects to short term feasibility studies and contract analysis.

The PMBRC has a proven track record in attracting funding from national and international sources.

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Equipment & Facilities

The following is a list of the main items of equipment within PMBRC:

  • Materials Characterisation
  • Chromatography & Mass Spectrometry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Microscopy
  • Formulation / Pre-formulation
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Biomedical
  • General
  • Lithography
  • New in Q1 2020
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Latest News

PMBRC Funded Research Opportunity

The PMBRC is delighted to announce a funded research postgraduate opportunity at the Centre. To apply for this scholarship please download the Funded Research Postgraduate Application Form and return the completed application to pgadmissions@wit.ie The project is titled ‘Amorphous formulations to improve the bioavailability of poorly soluble drugs‘, with a closing date for applications on…

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Well done to all in @SEAM_WIT on their award last night! https://t.co/BciMmAbq3G
.. @SEAM_WIT wins Irish Manufacturing Award for best Industry research partnership of the year @WIT_Research @EITechGateway @I_Form_Centre https://t.co/GokPIDJpY3
3 months ago
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About to kick off here @PharmaAwardsIRL, looking forward to a good night! https://t.co/nqa7mZRcha PMBRC_WIT photo