Welcome to CESPE

The Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Pharmaceutical Engineering (CESPE) is a multidisciplinary research accelerator centre focusing on the development, design and optimisation of drug substance and drug product production platforms. Its core labs and office are located at Ghent University’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering and the Tech Lane Ghent Science Park. Through integration of expertise from a variety of research groups, CESPE aims at providing emerging production technologies to manufacture the medicines of the future in a sustainable and agile way.


This PhD project aims at developing mechanistic process models for an innovative pharmaceutical production process (continuous pharmaceutical production process of tablets). The research will be conducted in close cooperation with 4 companies (Janssen Pharmaceutica, GSK, UCB and Pfizer).

Research results will be published in important scientific…

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CESPE will present to you at Knowledge for Growth 2018 this week Thursday 17th in Ghent #KfG2018! Visit us at exhibition booth 75, first floor of TTO Flanders Ghent University Tech Transfer to get to know more about the Centre of Excellence in…

Website Launch
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Launch of the new CESPE website! Have a look at the core research areas and services offered by the Centre of Excellence in Sustainable and Pharmaceutical Engineering at Ghent University!

Interested? Visit and Contact us now!