ReMediES is a £23M project which brings together industrial stakeholders, academics, and regulators alongside teams from global pharmaceutical companies, major contract manufacturing organisations, equipment manufacturers and international logistics specialists, to reconfigure the medicines end-to- end supply chain. The project is co-funded by its industry partners, the UK Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative and the Scottish Funding Council.
Project objectives include:
- Improving medicines supply (product availability, speed) by addressing end-to-end supply chain inefficiencies (primarily inventory, waste)
- Developing production processes and supply-chain delivery models that offer more responsive and cost efficient supply
- Developing and deploying smart packaging technologies that enable product tracking, compliance monitoring and patient engagement
- Creating and sustaining jobs in the UK
ReMediES represents a critical Industrials Research Platform that connects investments in fundamental research with demonstrator facilities such as the recently constructed Medicine Manufacturing Innovation Centre.
So far, the project has delivered new equipment for continuous processing, a GMP supercritical fluid facility, novel blister pack coating processes and development of a Just-In-Time Automated Pharmacy. It provides an exemplar collaboration model where innovations emerging from fundamental and applied research can be taken to prototype or commercialisation.
“We are delighted with the outcome of the ReMediES project. We have a number of units of equipment that are being sold now and a number of commercial discussions are underway that will bring products to market. More importantly, we have identified two big projects that will form the first two grand challenges of the MMIC and are capable of delivering 10m per year per company.”
Dr Clive Badman, OBE
Project Director, ReMediES
“Pre-competitive collaboration has accelerated technological development as investments leverage expertise and resources across a consortium of partners. Successful collaborations can have a flywheel effect as technologies develop quickly, and relationships build, providing confidence for further collaborations.”
Dr Jagjit Singh Srai
Head of Centre for International Manufacturing
Institute for Manufacturing
University of Cambridge
Research Director, ReMediES