Jun 12 2019

PMBRC team lead €4m project to train researchers to improve sight-saving treatments

EU-funded project will develop drug delivery technologies for eye diseases

Mar 26 2019

Applications now open for 6 PhD Positions in PMBRC

6 funded, 4-year structured PhD positions are now open in the PMBRC. Deadline for applications is 5 pm GMT 26 April 2019.

Sep 5 2018

Amplitude conference to demonstrate the magic of research and industry collaboration

Disruptive Innovation is the theme of the new conference on 3rd October 2018

Jan 5 2018

We're Hiring!

Four new positions have become available in the PMBRC

Oct 20 2017

PMBRC orders Photolithography System from EULITHA AG

The PhableR 100 Nano-Lithography System will enable production of metallic nano-patterns for use in new types of bio-sensors

Oct 9 2017

PMBRC scoops top R&D prize at Pharma Industry Awards

The PMBRC were winners of the Research and Development Achievement award at the 2017 Pharma Industry Awards, held in Dublin last Thursday.

Apr 28 2017

PMBRC Researcher wins Graduate Student Award at International Symposium

Congratulations to PMBRC researcher, Cordula Weiss, on winning the Graduate Student Award at the Respiratory Drug Delivery (RDD) Europe 2017 symposium in Nice, France.

Apr 3 2017

PhD Scholarships at the PMBRC

The PMBRC is seeking candidates for SIX Industry-Led PhD Scholarships

Feb 15 2017

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

The Smart Sensing Systems Development Platform consists of a Nano-photolithography system and an Aerosol-jet printing system.

Jan 1 2017

PMBRC Publication - Routes for Industry Interaction

We recently published an article in the Irish Chemical News, describing PMBRC engagement with Industry.

Dec 12 2016

Research Project Presentation Prize Winners 2016

Congratulations to Oyinda Adewale and Ronan Moriarty who recently won the 2016 prize in the BSc (Hons) in Pharmaceutical Science at WIT.

Aug 16 2016

PMBRC Research into Efficient Drug Delivery

For many of us, taking medicine is part of our daily routine. But have you ever asked yourself about the effectiveness of your medicine? Is there another, more efficient way to deliver the active drug to where it’s needed?

May 19 2016

Visiting PMBRC Researcher wins Best Poster Prize

Bart Gillis, an Erasmus student from University College Leuven-Limburg (UCLL), Belgium, is currently on a 3 month placement with the PMBRC. Bart is studying for a degree in chemistry at UCLL. Congratulations to Bart on winning the Best Poster Prize at the recent Irish Mass Spectrometry Society (IMSS...

Apr 18 2016

Research Scientist Position, Biochemistry

The PMBRC is currently seeking a Research Scientist (Biochemistry) to assist in the development of surface functionalisation techniques for biosensor technologies.

Aug 20 2015

Peter McLoughlin appointed WIT Head of Research

Principal Investigator and co-founder of the PMBRC, Dr Peter McLoughlin, has been appointed Head of Research, Innovation and Graduate Studies at Waterford Institute of Technology.

Jul 24 2015

PMBRC Shortlisted for Two Pharma Industry Awards

Centre nominated for "Research Centre of the Year" and "Research and Development" categories

Jun 29 2015

PMBRC Researcher to Develop Collaboration with Leading Australian Research Team

Dr Damian Connolly has been awarded a RSC travelling fellowship to develop collaboration with the University of Tasmania.

Apr 14 2015

PMBRC Analytical Forum 2015

The 4th PMBRC Analytical Forum is to be held in WIT on Wednesday 6th May 2015.

Mar 24 2015

PMBRC Researcher Awarded Irish Research Council Grant

Dr. Laurence Fitzhenry to develop transdiciplinary ocular drug delivery network

Feb 27 2015

PMBRC Research Finds New Ways to Deliver Drugs for Skin Conditions

The PMBRC has developed new methods of controlled transdermal drug release to treat skin conditions

Jan 28 2015

Challenges in Dermal Formulation and Analysis seminar

PMBRC to host seminar in WIT on Thursday 5th February 2015.

Nov 6 2014

IRDG Innovation Practice Group to visit PMBRC, EirGen and Q1 Scientific

The Innovation Practice Group of the IRDG comes to Waterford on 03 December 2014

Oct 24 2014

Technology Leader and Postdoctoral Research Positions Available

Closing date for applications 12 November 2014.

Oct 23 2014

PMBRC Shortlisted for 2014 Pharma Industry Award

HIPODERM project shortlisted in Partnership Alliance category

Dec 18 2013

Photos and Slides from PMBRC Analytical Forum

See the photos and download some of the presentations from the PMBRC Analytical Forum 2013

Nov 22 2013

PMBRC Analytical Forum, 12 Dec 2013

The 3rd PMBRC Analytical Forum to be held at WIT on Thursday 12 December 2013

Oct 23 2013

Minister launches Technology Gateway Network

PMBRC secure over €1m to drive industry collaboration

Jun 26 2013

Postdoctoral Research Position, Biosensors

Biochemist/chemist required to develop novel biosensor technology based on the optical transmission of light through nanoholes.

Jan 29 2013

Postdoctoral Researcher Position, Transdermal Drug Delivery

Postdoctoral position available on HIPODERM project

Oct 16 2012
Oct 7 2012

EU Commissioner commends work on HIPODERM project

The EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan Quinn praised the work on the HIPODERM project today

Aug 23 2012

PMBRC collaborations approved for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre

Two collaborative projects involving the PMBRC have been approved for funding as part of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre

Apr 19 2012

PMBRC Analytical Forum 2012

PMBRC Analytical Forum 2012 to be held on 09 May 2012

Feb 24 2012

PMBRC, SEAM Awarded SFI Funding

Two WIT research groups have been awarded joint funding under the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) to develop a long-acting drug delivery technology.

Dec 14 2011

PMBRC-led WINSS Project Launched

The Wales-Ireland Network for Scientific Skills (WINSS) was launched today in WIT

Nov 11 2011

New Job Vacancy


Sep 6 2011

Patent Office Seminars in WIT

A new series of seminars will be launched by the Patents Office in WIT

Jul 25 2011
Jun 18 2011

Graduate Student Symposium on Molecular Imprinting

The PMBRC is co-organising the 4th Graduate Student Symposium on Molecular Imprinting.

Jun 16 2011

New Job Vacancies


Feb 24 2011

WIT researchers to work on drug delivery across the skin

A WIT led consortium has been awarded substantial funding to help develop technologies for delivering drugs across the skin. The project, called HIPODERM (HIgh POtency DERMatologicals), will focus on highly potent drugs and will include Waterford-based EirGen Pharma Ltd., Cardiff University and An-e...

Dec 15 2010

Industry Analytical Forum a great success

The first Industry Analytical Forum took place yesterday at WIT, with guests from 12 pharmaceutical and healthcare companies attending.

Nov 19 2010

PMBRC to host Industry Analytical Forum

Waterford Institute of Technology, December 14, 2010.

Oct 19 2010

New Job Vacancies


Sep 24 2010

PMBRC to host Particle Sizing School

The PMBRC are pleased to host the annual particle sizing school run by Particular Sciences on October 6-7, 2010. The school covers laser diffraction techniques, the standard method for routine analysis in the pharmaceutical industry. While there will be a theoretical aspect to the training, there wi...

Aug 2 2010

PMBRC establishes solid state NMR capability

Solid state nuclear magnetic resonance (SS-NMR) capability has been established at the PMBRC following a programme of training and experimentation carried out over the last 3 months.

Jul 15 2010

PMBRC partners with Shannon ABC and ICBC to form life sciences cluster

The PMBRC has teamed up with two applied research centres, Shannon ABC and the Ion Channel Biotechnology Centre (ICBC), to form a strategic life sciences cluster.

May 17 2010

PMBRC researcher scoops top prize at WIT research day

A postgraduate researcher in the PMBRC won the prize for best Ph.D. poster at the WIT research day today.

Jan 8 2010

EirGen Pharma partners with Waterford research centre on drug delivery

EirGen Pharma, the specialist Waterford pharmaceutical company that has expanded in just four years from a start-up to a diversified business with rapid growth in revenues and employment, has formed a strategic partnership with the Pharmaceutical & Molecular Biotechnology Research Centre (PMBRC) at ...

Dec 16 2009

Waterford researchers work on drug delivery technologies to benefit patients worldwide

A group of over 30 researchers at a state-of-the-art facility in Waterford Institute of Technology is working on new methods of delivering drugs to patients with a range of medical conditions requiring heavy doses of medication that normally create undesirable side effects.