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Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences

Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences (SIPBS) is a leading centre for research focused on new medicines, better medicines and better use of medicines.

SIPBS is a top UK School of Pharmacy delivering an accredited four year MPharm degree together with a range of accredited BSc and MSci degrees in the Biomedical Sciences.

We offer a number of taught Masters degrees and have a thriving postgraduate research community undertaking PhD, MPhil, and DPharm higher degrees.

SIPBS is committed to supporting equality and diversity for all our staff and students.


Hello – welcome to SIPBS at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, a lovely city to live in.  SIPBS is a wonderful place to work and study - we are excellent in both research and teaching. My highly committed staff will support your ambitions to gain the learning and practical skills and advance your career and life prospects. We welcome students from all around the world and from many different backgrounds. I hope to see you at SIPBS in the future.

Professor Robin Plevin
Head of Institute

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161 Cathedral St
Glasgow G4 0RE

+44 (0) 141 548 2125

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Cancer Research UK Formulation Unit

Cancer Research UK Formulation Unit

This cutting-edge unit develops putative anti-cancer drugs to a level suitable for Phase I and II clinical trials.  Expertise ranges from drug characterisation, to formulation development and regulatory requirements. Find out more about the unit.

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SIPBS rank 2nd in the UK for Pharmacology and Pharmacy

We are 3rd in the UK and 1st in Scotland for Biological Sciences

Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Continuous Manufacturing and Crystallisation (CMAC)

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CMAC works closely with our industry partners with a shared vision to accelerate the adoption of continuous manufacturing processes, systems and plants for the production of high-value chemical products to higher quality, at lower cost and more sustainably.

Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC)

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IBioIC are specialists in the industrial biotechnology (IB) sector, with a deep embedded knowledge and the technical expertise to help stimulate the growth and success of the IB industry in Scotland by connecting the dots between industry, academia and government.

REF  2014 Pharmacy, Biomedical Engineering and Speech and Language Therapy Grouping (Allied Health)   4th in UK, 1st in Scotland (GPA Power)