One of your colleagues found a very good book on Pharma Science on the web and it’s available free. The title of the book is: Pharmaceutics: The Science of Dosage Form Design 2nd Edition By Micheal E. Aulton and can be found at the link below.
The EMA (European Medicines Agency) which is the EU regulator of the pharmaceutical, bio-pharmaceutical and medical device sector currently has its head offices for all of Europe in London. Following the vote on Brexit, and once the UK follows through on leaving the EU, the EMA will have to fine a new home for it’s HQ in a European country. Ireland may be well placed to become home to the new HQ due to the size of the sector in the country. We’ll have to watch and wait for now.
The link below is to the IPHA (Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association) who represent the international research based pharmaceutical industry in Ireland.
The pharmaceutical industry in Ireland today:
- Currently generates over 50 percent of the country’s exports contributing to making Ireland the largest net exporter of medicines in the world.
- Maintains substantial operations belonging to 9 of the top 10 companies in the world.
- Manufactures 5 of the world’s top 12 medicines.
- Directly employs over 24,500 people, over half of which are third level graduates.
- Employs another 24,500 people in the provision services to the sector.
- Has invested over €7 billion in Ireland over the decade and according to IDA Ireland the replacement value of the investment by the pharmaceutical sector in the Irish economy is over €40 billion.
The link below is to a nice presentation about the industry in Ireland today: