Summer Internship at FMC International 3 rd July

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Summer Internship at FMC International (3 rd July to 29 th September) Vivek Verma

Summer Internship at FMC International (3 rd July to 29 th September) Vivek Verma 11 th May 18 Ph. D Supervisors: Prof. Kieran Hodnett Dr. Sarah Hudson Dr. Peter Davern www. ul. ie/sspc

Introduction • Name: Vivek Verma • Hometown: Jhansi, India (near Taj Mahal) • Education:

Introduction • Name: Vivek Verma • Hometown: Jhansi, India (near Taj Mahal) • Education: Int BS-MS from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, India • Currently 4 th year Ph. D student in SSPC at University of Limerick (joined in October 2014) www. ul. ie/sspc

How are medicines manufactured • Medicines made of an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient + Excipients

How are medicines manufactured • Medicines made of an Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient + Excipients Molecules Materials Drug Substance(s) API Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Medicines Drug Product Excipients Crystallisation of APIs onto excipients www. ul. ie/sspc

About FMC Ø Company Name: FMC International (Now Du. Pont) Ø Based in Little

About FMC Ø Company Name: FMC International (Now Du. Pont) Ø Based in Little Island, Cork, Ireland Ø Other sites in Newark, Philadelphia; Rayon, Thailand Ø Around 150 people on site Ø Major product is Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) marketed as Avicel www. ul. ie/sspc

Why doing an industrial placement? ü Experience § To gain experience § Clear view

Why doing an industrial placement? ü Experience § To gain experience § Clear view about future prospects ü Knowledge § Learn how plant works § Learn to work as a team ü Networking § Meeting people that work in industry www. ul. ie/sspc

Experience gained • Equipment experience • Implementation of the lab work into the plant

Experience gained • Equipment experience • Implementation of the lab work into the plant – Problems associated with the scale-up • Overview of how a plant works • Legal requirements – SOPs – Clothing in the plant • Health and safety www. ul. ie/sspc

Thank you www. ul. ie/sspc

Thank you www. ul. ie/sspc