Manufacturing and Materials

The purpose of our research is to generate new knowledge enabling the safe and efficient manufacturing of medicinal products. Our international team is aiming to integrate experimentally based approaches with fundamental understanding of physical, chemical and pharmaceutical engineering principles, including computer simulation of the system’s behaviour.

Manufacturing and Materials

Research focus

Future health care system based on personalized products requires development of novel manufacturing solutions enabling the flexible and continuously operating manufacturing solutions for personalized medicines. Our group is focusing on innovative processing methods for both small-molecule and protein/peptide-based medicinal products.

“We need a paradigm shift in a way how we design medicinal products – current design principles based on manufacturing innovations from the 19th century do not last anymore,” says Professor and Group leader Jukka Rantanen.

Key element in the future products is the increasing use of computer simulations and complex data analysis methods supporting the experimental work. Our goal is to understand the properties of active pharmaceutical ingredients and excipients in relation to their processing behaviour, and further, in relation to the optimal bioavailability of the final dosage form. Specifically, we focus on solutions enabling the production of personalized medicines in a continuous processing mode using particle engineering, printable dosage forms, extrusion and innovative combinations of these.

 

Staff at Manufacturing and Materials

Group Leader: Jukka Rantanen

Staff at Manufacturing and Materials