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C-SOPS Overview
Founded in 2006, the Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS) brings together a cross-disciplinary team of researchers from major universities to work closely with industry leaders and regulatory authorities to improve the way pharmaceuticals, foods and agriculture products are manufactured. C-SOPS focuses on advancing the scientific foundation for the optimal design of SOPS with advanced functionality while developing the methodologies for their active control and manufacturing.
Headquartered at Rutgers University, C-SOPS partners include the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Purdue University, the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, and more than 40 industrial consortium member companies.

Our mission

C-SOPS is committed to modernizing pharmaceutical manufacturing by developing the science and engineering methods for designing, scaling, optimizing and controlling dosage forms and relevant manufacturing processes. Teams of qualified engineers and scientists at C-SOPS use cutting-edge technology to address fundamental scientific challenges and to apply this knowledge to develop and optimize new manufacturing methods. C-SOPS aims to support manufacturing development from concept to qualification. 


In the changing global pharmaceutical market, competition, regulation, and economic conditions are driving the need to introduce new processes and products. C-SOPS helps manufacturers overcome “regulatory risk” by using cutting-edge science and world-class research to promote and maintain high standards of product safety and efficacy. The results can lead to science-based, higher quality and lower process risk, facilitating quicker approval by the FDA and other regulatory agencies. 

What we do?

At C-SOPS, we focus on understanding basic aspects of pharmaceutical and manufacturing science where
lack of knowledge has been a fundamental barrier to the development and manufacture of newer dosage
forms. These programs range from the formation and characterization of particles and particulate dispersions to the science needed for the development of manufacturing systems operating under closed loop control.

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