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Center of Pharmaceutical Engineering: how to produce tailor-made drugs at low costs

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Will it be possible to produce drugs more cost-effective in the future? Will there be safe drugs that are customized to patients‘ specific needs?

To realize this vision scientists from various disciplines investigate new technologies, processes and approaches in the area of pharmaceutical engineering. Experts from pharmacy, process engineering and microtechnology have decided to bundle their collaborative research on a long-term basis according to a model that is unique in Germany. Based on this model, approx. 100 scientists from ten different institutes of TU Braunschweig and Leibniz University Hannover are working closely together in the Center of Pharmaceutical Engineering, which has been built up in 2017.

First successful PVZ Industry Day

On 24 April 2018, the Center of Pharmaceutical Engineering, PVZ, performed its first Industry Day at the Technical University of Braunschweig. Scientists of PVZ together with experts from the pharmaceutical industry, explored new possibilities for cooperation. The short report of the Industry Day is available here.

Opening of the research building of the Center of Pharmaceutical Process Engineering, PVZ, of the TU Braunschweig

On 7 March 2017, the Center of Pharmaceutical Process Engineering was inaugurated in the presence of numerous guests from politics, business and academia. The PVZ provides working places for scientists and technical personnel who investigate new methods and technologies to produce  effective and, if applicable, customized drugs in a cost-effective manner.

Subsequently, after the offical opening, a scientific colloquim has been held where 30 PhD students of the PVZ joint project SynFoBiA presented their research.

Ulrich Markurth (Mayor of the city of Braunschweig), Prof. Dr.-lng. Jürgen Hesselbach (President of TU Braunschweig), Prof. Dr.-Ing. Arno Kwade (Spokesman of the PVZ Board of Directors), Dr. Gabriele Heinen-Kljajić (Minister for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony; from left to right) have supported the successful construction of PVZ by their individual expertise.


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