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Lilly Scholars at Purdue program

May 4, 2023

Eli Lilly and Purdue University are partnering on an innovative pharmaceutical manufacturing scholarship program that will continue Purdue’s track record of finding unique ways to keep the cost of college within reach.

Novilytic Proteometer-L kit

Novilytic preps for expansion with launch of new Proteometer-L

February 28, 2023

"This quick analysis saves up to six-plus hours a day and over $1 million per batch, increasing both profits and FDA compliance," said Fred Regnier, PhD, Novilytic CTO and emeritus professor of chemistry at Purdue University.

Scott Fadness

Inside Indiana Business: Life sciences innovation belongs in Indy metro

February 8, 2023

In my role as mayor of Fishers, I strive to continuously bring new opportunities for my community. Just three years ago, if I came across economic development opportunities in the life sciences industry, I immediately assumed there was no chance for Fishers and that the opportunity would be relegated to communities with research institutions.

Alina Alexeenko

Saving lives, powering rockets, making snacks: The rocket science of freeze-drying

November 15, 2022

What do spaceships, strawberries and vaccines have in common? More than you might think. The short answer is that Purdue University engineer Alina Alexeenko is tinkering with ways to make processes involved in each safer, faster and more effective.

Students sitting outside at Purdue campus in the fall.

Lilly commits $92.5 million to Purdue to establish an innovative pharmaceutical manufacturing scholarship program and to extend research collaboration

October 27, 2022

Purdue University and Eli Lilly and Company are establishing an innovative new pharmaceutical manufacturing scholarship program and have renewed their strategic research collaboration in a series of moves that will expand their impact in Indiana and improve lives on a global scale.

Pharmacy bottles.

Gift to Purdue University establishes Institute for Advanced Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals

June 10, 2022

A generous donation from a pioneer in pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturing will establish the William D. Young Institute for Advanced Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals at Purdue University.

Paper target with a syringe.

Forbes article: Engineering Medicine

March 31, 2022

Five thousand pediatric-only rare conditions, or “orphan diseases,” lack a market large enough to drive intervention. American universities can change that by serving as a development force to conduct research in therapeutics and biomedical technologies for children.

Mung Chiang and Bradley Chambers.

Purdue Engineering hosts inaugural Indiana Life Sciences Manufacturing Summit

March 27, 2022

The Indiana Life Sciences Manufacturing 2022 Summit, organized by the Purdue Advanced Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals Alliance, was held March 11 in Indianapolis to promote life sciences manufacturing, research, education and business development throughout Indiana.

Arezoo M. Ardekani, professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering, and her postdoc, Ehsan Esmaili.

AMP Faculty receive funding for new response approaches for pandemic

February 23, 2022

Purdue faculty members recently received funding from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) for their coronavirus response project proposals.

Coronavirus illustration.

American Rescue Plan Response 2021

December 20, 2021

The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) announced 32 coronavirus response projects to multiple organizations across the United States funded through the American Rescue Plan (ARP).

Man working in a lab.

Purdue efforts drive first consensus standard for freeze-dried pharmaceuticals

October 26, 2021

Most people are familiar with freeze-drying (lyophilization) of foodstuffs, like coffee, fruit and vegetables, but it's a big deal in the pharmaceutical industry too, to increase the shelf life of pharmaceutics and biologics prior to their reconstitution and administration as vaccines and antibiotics.

Zoltan Nagy

NSF awards $2M to ChE’s Nagy team to improve pharmaceutical supply chains

August 27, 2021

Zoltan Nagy, professor in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded a $2M grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Person wearing gloves doing lab work.

DARPA selects Continuity Pharma, funds continuous manufacturing technology

October 6, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has created supply chain gaps in critical drug products, especially those needed for the most critical patients in intensive care units across the country.

LyoHUB adds new course in freeze-drying to resources that can assist COVID-19 research in diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines

July 8, 2020

LyoHUB, a university-industry center at Purdue whose goal is the efficiency, science and technology of freeze-drying in pharmaceuticals and other areas, is offering a new free online course and other resources to help others’ research — including efforts related to COVID-19 — benefit from LyoHUB’s facilities and knowledge.

AAE graduate student Gayathri Shivkumar.

NSF grant could help enable 'self-driving' pharmaceutical lyophilizers

June 18, 2019

A group of Purdue researchers, led by AAE Professor Alina Alexeenko, were selected for a National Science Foundation grant to develop real-time sensor technologies, computational modeling and bioanalytical tools for closed-loop lyophilization.

Dr. G.V. Rex Reklaitis

Purdue CP3 and Applied Materials, Inc. bring SmartFactory RxTM to advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing systems

May 7, 2019

Purdue Center for Particulate Products and Processes (CP3) commissioned the Applied SmartFactory Rx software solutions provided by Applied Materials, Inc., to extend operational excellence in continuous manufacturing and advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing systems.

Elizabeth Topp

NIBRT announces appointment of Purdue’s Elizabeth Topp as chief scientific officer

September 5, 2019

Ireland’s National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) announced Monday (Sept. 2) the appointment of Elizabeth Topp, a professor in the College of Pharmacy at Purdue University, as chief scientific officer.

Zinia Jaman, a Purdue University doctoral student in chemistry, prepares a reactor system.

Researchers at Purdue Center for Cancer Research develop innovative, more cost-effective method to make drugs

March 7, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration wants the pharmaceutical industry to get away from making drugs using the traditional batch method and switch to a more modern process known as continuous manufacturing.

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