On May 14, 2024, the Center for Medicines and Health (CeMS) was inaugurated at the new Faculty of Pharmacy building at the University of Lisbon.

The CeMS focuses on education, research, knowledge transfer, and university extension in the field of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. It features laboratories and technical areas dedicated to research and technology transfer related to medicine, including its conception, analysis, formulation, and pre-clinical efficacy and safety studies.

With a primary aim to support hospitals, healthcare services, and pharmaceutical companies, the CeMS is built on four strategic pillars: strengthening connections between the Faculty of Pharmacy and relevant entities, promoting advanced training for industry professionals, facilitating knowledge transfer and collaboration with Portuguese-speaking countries, and fostering entrepreneurship in the healthcare sector.

Moreover, the CeMS is part of the “Path Between Academy and Society” operation under project “LISBOA-01-0246-FEDER-000016,” aiming to establish a Technology Valorization and Transfer Center specializing in pre-clinical development and drug safety.

Supported by Lisbon 2020, the CeMS received €1,373,245.43 out of a total eligible investment of €2,746,490.85.
Situated within the newly inaugurated Faculty of Pharmacy building, the CeMS includes dedicated research and technology transfer areas spread across three floors, equipped with laboratories for medication analysis, formulation, and pre-clinical assessment. Additionally, it houses a vivarium, a radioisotope unit, and a GLP laboratory (Good Laboratory Practices) currently under implementation. The building also features a fourth floor with nine laboratories exclusively for teaching various courses offered by the Faculty.

The inauguration ceremony included a tour of the new building and speeches by Beatriz Lima, Director of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Teresa Almeida, President of the Lisbon and Tagus Valley Regional Coordination and Development Commission, Ana Paiva, Secretary of State for Science, and Luís Ferreira, Rector of the University of Lisbon.


Source: ULisboa
Pictures: André Farias Filipe | ULisboa