Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Foundry

Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Foundry

Tue, 16 Jan 2024

Event Details

Start Date
Tue, 16 Jan 2024 10:00
End Date
Thu, 18 Jan 2024 16:00
CPI's Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre, 1 Netherton Square, Paisley, Glasgow, PA3 2EF
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This event will bring together representatives from the pharmaceutical industry, funding agencies, regulators and, most importantly, innovators to highlight technological challenges faced by the pharmaceutical industry and showcase emerging technologies that may help address these challenges.

We have invited innovators, including established SME’s, recent university spin-outs, and academics to showcase their technology at the event in a short pitch session — an opportunity to give a brief overview of the technology and highlight its potential applications and impact on pharmaceutical manufacturing.

As an innovator, you will receive valuable feedback on your technology from pharmaceutical industry and funding body experts, understand the opportunities for your technology, the risks to adoption, and gaps.

NOTE — Submissions to present at this event have now closed.

NOTE — The 17th January (New Modalities) event is now full. Very limited spaces remain for the 16th and 18th

The event will occur over 3 days, with each day focussing on different areas:

Please register for the day(s) you would like to attend.

16th January 2024: Sustainability 

16th January 2024: Sustainability

The pharmaceutical industry has set ambitious targets to reduce its carbon footprint. The manufacture of drugs constitutes a significant portion of the carbon footprint of the industry and significant innovative action is required to improve the efficiency of manufacturing processes and reduce waste generated. 

Specifically, the use of hydrocarbon derived materials such as organic solvents is highlighted as a significant contributor to the carbon footprint and technologies that can eliminate or reduce the quantities consumed will have a significant impact on the sustainability of the pharmaceutical business.


17th January 2024: New Modalities 

17th January 2024: New Modalities

Increasingly the pharmaceutical industry is moving away from traditional small molecules as potential therapeutic agents. Alternative molecule classes, such as oligonucleotides, peptides, mRNA and conjugates are increasingly being investigated for the development of new therapies. However, the manufacturing processes for production of these molecules is, relative to synthetic small molecules and biologics, underdeveloped and there is considerable scope to improve the manufacturing methods for these molecules.


18th January 2024: Digital 

18th January 2024: Digital

In order to meet the speed and compliance needs of the future pharma industry we need to digitalise. To determine how collaborative innovation can drive our pace in this area we will focus on driving standards (across data and systems) and robust implementation of new technology in both greenfield and brownfield sites, along with how we best share data in a secure way to drive process-prediction and sustainability outcomes.


The goal of this event is to increase the awareness among industry representatives of emerging technologies, understand areas of common interest with other companies, offer the opportunity to influence the direction of technology development, and identify technologies they believe will be of value to their business and discuss opportunities to develop them to commercial application

This event has been funded through Scottish Enterprise’s Ecosystem Fund, a programme to help deliver innovative and inclusive entrepreneurship support activities across Scotland and internationally


Directions to the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre

CPI’s Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre is located in the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District Scotland (AMIDS), adjacent to Glasgow Airport, at 1 Netherton Square, Paisley, Glasgow, PA3 2EF.

Travelling by car
The postcode is PA3 2EF, and there is free onsite car parking.

Click here to view map and directions to the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre.

Directions: from M8 motorway both west and eastbound, exit at junction 28 for Glasgow Airport, this will take you onto Sanderling Road. At the roundabout take the second exit.

You will approach a second roundabout, take the first exit onto Abbotsinch Road. Then at the first roundabout, take the second exit, continue straight and you will approach a T junction, turn right, and the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre will be on your right hand side.

Public transport
There are regular trains from Glasgow Central Station to Paisley Gilmour Street Station. From here take a taxi of approx. 5 – 10 minutes to the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre site.

We have a coach leaving from Paisley Gilmore Street Station at 8:45am and from the Courtyard by Marriot Hotel, Glasgow Airport at 08:55am, before departing to the centre. Please email if you would like a place on the coach (and haven’t aleady booked one).

map of the medicines manufacturing innovation centre
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