The Center for Pharmaceutical Development (CPD), established in February 2010, provides a forum for academic and industrial scientists to develop novel approaches for the improvement of pharmaceutical API manufacturing, drug product formulation, and analytical methods. The distinctive strengths of each of the University partners will provide industrial participants with unique opportunities to advance topics pertaining to these three key areas. The CPD facilitates technologies including but not limited to the following: the creation of robust biological and chemical catalysts with better selectivity that will allow for more streamlined processes, the development of improved methods for stabilizing pharmaceuticals to protect the nation’s drug supply, and the design of new analytical techniques for the nondestructive, accurate, and rapid evaluation of pharmaceutical products.
The pharmaceutical industry currently faces simultaneous challenges in form of both increased cost of drug development and increased price pressure in most markets. The CPD seeks to address the needs of our industrial partners through the development of selective and robust manufacturing processes, formulations with enhanced performance and stability, and better analytical methods for characterizing products.