Purdue University Receives 3DP Equipment from Aprecia Pharmaceuticals
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. and CINCINNATI, Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Purdue University continues to make giant leaps in innovation with the recent 3D printing (3DP) equipment donation from its industry partner Aprecia Pharmaceuticals. The donated equipment will enable research across multiple sites and areas of study in the College of Pharmacy and the College of Engineering.
According to Eric Barker, dean of Purdue's College of Pharmacy, the donation will enable teams at Purdue and Aprecia to collaborate and experience hands-on learning and share discoveries leading to advancements on the 3DP equipment platform. Ultimately, this work will support the mission of the College of Pharmacy to educate students, advance scientific discovery, and maximize global health.
"I'm excited that Purdue continues to offer students and faculty unique and unparalleled access to the industry's latest innovation. The discoveries happening here at Purdue will contribute to the students' education and lead to the advancement of 3DP pharmaceutical products for patients globally," said Barker.
Recently, Purdue University was ranked the #5 most innovative school in America by U.S. News & World Report.
Purdue University and Aprecia entered into collaboration in 2019 for 3DP pharmaceutical research and engineering support for equipment. According to Chris Gilmore, CEO of Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, this equipment donation will continue to facilitate identified research projects and opportunities for collaboration on future drug development.
"Purdue's commitment to innovation is a perfect match to partner with Aprecia as the world leader in 3DP development. We believe Purdue's access to the equipment on campus in combination with expertise and ingenuity of the organizations will enable additional discoveries and development sooner," Gilmore said.
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