Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Tech Hub

*2023 Tech Hubs Designee

Lead Agency: Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

State Served: Virginia

Applicant-Defined Region: Richmond MSA with partnerships in surrounding regions

Core Technology Area: active pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturing

Contact: Joy Polefrone (

The Advanced Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (APM) Tech Hub, led by the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing, seeks to accelerate the growth, innovation, and sustainability of the U.S.-based APM industry to re-shore safe and affordable medicines via innovative hybrid and continuous flow manufacturing technologies. Increasing overseas pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturing has resulted in supply chain vulnerabilities and difficulties in pharmaceutical quality regulation and monitoring. The APM Tech Hub builds off decade-long strategy development, existing regional assets, scientific capacities, and significant public and private investment to ensure critical pharmaceuticals are manufactured here in America.

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