Alastair Florence

Director, Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation (CMAC) Research Hub, University of Strathclyde

Professor Alastair Florence is Distinguished professor in pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Strathclyde and Director of CMAC leading a portfolio of collaborative research, training and translational programmes aimed at transforming the way medicines are developed and manufactured. Manufacturing research is targeted in enabling greater use of digital and advanced processing technologies. He leads several flagship projects including the EPSRC Future CMAC Research Hub and recently announced Made Smarter Innovation Digital Medicines Manufacturing Research Centre. The portfolio is being delivered in close partnership with leading industrial partners from across pharmaceutical manufacturing sector and academic collaborators.

His research expertise is in crystallisation and physical form control and characterisation of pharmaceuticals. Extensive experience in the formation of pharmaceutical particles in continuous processes using a range of technologies and in the development and application of digital tools and predictive methods to control and monitor crystallisation and pharmaceutical solids. Approaches for the characterisation of particles are also widely used and physical analysis of crystalline pharmaceuticals with a focus on the influence of crystallisation processes on structure and critical pharmaceutically relevant attributes that dictates product performance. Has published over 120 peer reviewed research papers in these areas and currently supervises a large multidisciplinary research group.

CPI's Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC) and the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS)

21 September 2023, GLASGOW