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Personal Statement

I have always had a great interest in Science and Engineering because of the impacts that both of these have on our daily lives. Pharmacy because brings together both disciplines  having a direct effects on the lives of people. Introducing continuous technology instead to traditional batch equipment will reduce the time of production of the drugs besides to create safer and cheaper drugs which is a great opportunity. 

Research Interests

My new role takes place at the new Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC) , where I am part of a team focused in the development a continuous direct compression (CDC) platform. CDC is a continuous manufacturing process that allows much greater process control than traditional batch-type pharmaceutical manufacturing methods. Its advantages include rapid production of formulations at a range of scales and also shorter optimisation times compared to batch-type processes.   In my role, I will also help to develop a digitally-twinned CDC platform that allows us to understand and optimise the formulation process in digital space. The hope is that this reduces the amount of starting materials needed for optimisation and reduce the overall cost of the technology for the end-user.


Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, Newcastle University

Master of Engineering, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela


  • MMIC
  • Direct compression
  • Formulation
  • Modelling

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Projects 2014 2019

Research Output 2017 2018

The impact of channel fill level on internal forces during continuous twin screw wet granulation

Torrecillas, C. M., Gorringe, L. J., Rajoub, N., Robertson, J., Elkes, R. G., Lamprou, D. A. & Halbert, G. W., 28 Dec 2018, In : International Journal of Pharmaceutics. p. 1-43 43 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Particle Size
Coloring Agents
4 Citations (Scopus)
66 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Particle Size


Process and product understanding of rapid and continuous wet granulation

Author: Mendez Torrecillas, C., 1 Oct 2018

Supervisor: Halbert, G. (Supervisor) & Robertson, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2014 2018

  • 11 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 5 Participation in conference
  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Membership of committee