The Pfizer Institute

for Pharmaceutical Materials Science


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Welcome to the home page for the Pfizer Institute for Pharmaceutical Materials Science. The Pfizer Institute is a research based collaboration between Pfizer Global R&D, the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) and two departments of the University of Cambridge; the department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, and the department of Chemistry.

Research interests encompass all aspects of the structure, manufacture and behaviour of solid dosage forms, such as tablets, at all relevant scales of operation and use. Research spans all length scales from modelling the processes of molecular crystallisation through to achieving better powder compaction, tableting, diffusion and release. The purpose of the institute is to provide a focus for strategic research, complementing the on-going work undertaken by Pfizer.

The driving force of the institute is a vision of the future in which the drug development process is both enhanced and accelerated by a reduction in experimentation. The theme of the Institute's vision is:

Molecules make crystals : Crystals make particles : Particles make dosage forms

Molecules make crystals : Crystals make particles : Particles make dosage forms image

The Pfizer Institute for Pharmaceutical Materials Science has a printed brochure showing the work carried out in the Institute. A pdf copy of the brochure can be viewed here. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this document, a copy of which can be downloaded here.

On the 14th November 2007, members of the Pfizer Institute for Pharmaceutical Materials Science attended a symposium entitled "Changing the Materials Landscape" at the Pfizer site in Sandwich. The event brought together Cambridge University researchers and many Pfizer colleagues to talk about progress in computational approaches to pharmaceutical sciences. A copy of the article about the symposium that was originally posted on the Pfizer internal website can now be viewed here.


This site was last updated on November 2010.


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