Our latest articles on innovation

Top Moments of 2019

2019 marks CPI’s 15th anniversary and what a great year it’s been. We continued to work closely with SMEs, universities, large corporates and our partners in local and national Government to translate ideas into robust manufacturing processes.

Dec 17 2019

Viral vectors for gene therapy: Revolutionising medicine

The first commercial gene therapy products are appearing commercially with over 350 clinical trials taking place in 2019 alone. So why is this area attracting so much attention?

Dec 11 2019

Life on Mars — science fiction or the future?

As concerns around our future on earth grow the interest in colonising other planets is gaining momentum. Opinion is divided on whether settlement of Mars is a science fiction dream or a necessity, however, a number of organisations (including NASA, ESA, Boeing and SpaceX) are researching the viability of colonisation and taking steps toward a permanent human presence on the red planet.

Dec 11 2019

Celebrating 15 years of exceptional people

At CPI our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our success comes from offering our customers and stakeholders access to the very best people in order to help them develop, prove, scale-up and commercialise new products and processes.

Dec 10 2019

Meet the Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre Team

The Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre is a collaboration between CPI, University of Strathclyde, UKRI, Scottish Enterprise and founding industry partners, AstraZeneca and GSK. Located in Glasgow, Scotland, and due to open in 2021, this unique, state-of-the-art facility will offer transformative solutions in small molecule and fine chemical manufacturing.

Nov 14 2019

Using viruses to fight disease

Since the dawn of time, viruses have been very detrimental to humans due to the nature of the diseases they cause. However, now, thanks to the advances in science, modified viruses can help in preventing and curing dangerous illness. Here one of our experts, Sam Stephen, takes us through his insights on how viruses are a key part of the fight against disease.

Nov 13 2019

The Future of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

The NHS is world-renowned for its cradle-to-grave provision of healthcare that’s free at the point of use. As the fifth largest employer in the world, most Britons know someone who works within the healthcare system, and it holds a special place in many hearts around the UK. Since its founding in 1948, it has grappled with major public health scourges and embraced novel treatments with gusto.

Nov 12 2019

This is Engineering at CPI — Mona Gayle-Jinadu

In the second blog in our ​‘Tomorrow’s Engineers’ series, we focus on Mona Gayle-Jinadu, a Senior Research Engineer and Deputy Safety Lead at CPI. Here, she shares her career journey and explores how her daily work at CPI involves solving issues for the progression of science, technology and wider society.

Nov 05 2019

This is Engineering at CPI — Libby Goodes

In the midst of ​‘Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2019,’ our two-part blog series focuses on the next generation of engineers. First up in our series is Libby Goods, an industrial placement student at CPI. She shares her journey into chemical engineering and how her daily work at CPI can impact science, technology and wider society.

Nov 05 2019
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