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Niall O'Reilly joined the PMBRC as Centre Manger in 2009 and has over 20 years pharmaceutical R&D experience, six of which has been in industry. Niall has overseen the development of the centre since 2009 including the coordination of projects with approximately 100 industry partners totalling over €4m. Niall has been awarded a further €4.5 m in funding from other sources as a principal investigator. Prior to joining the PMBRC, Niall held positions in Élan Drug Delivery (now Alkermes) and Genzyme Ireland Ltd. working in areas such as formulation and process development; analytical method development and validation; stability; clinical manufacture, scale-up and commercialisation. He has experience in the development of tablets, multiparticulates, capsules, powders, softgels, transdermals and injectables. Niall’s research interests include controlled release drug delivery, drug product formulation and pharmaceutical analysis. Niall holds a B.Sc. degree in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Limerick and was awarded a Ph.D. from the same institution for his research on biotransformations in organic solvents.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

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  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Effect of solvent on the catalytic and electrochemical properties of cytochrome c and microperoxidase-11, University of Limerick

Jan 2003Dec 2006

Award Date: 16 Dec 2006

Bachelors Degree, Industry Chemistry, University of Limerick


Award Date: 16 Sep 1998


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