Centers & Focus Groups

The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education (NIPTE) has assembled several Centers of Excellence (Centers) and Focus Groups (Groups) to concentrate efforts around specific topic areas. These Centers and Groups have members from across NIPTE, and are in the process of fine tuning their goals, practices and outcomes and will continuously evolve to meet current challenges and demands in pharmaceutical science and technology.


Center of Excellence for Abuse Deterrent and Intervention-Based Opioid Technologies (ADF)

Center of Excellence for Pharmaceutical Education & Certification (EDU)

Focus Groups

Advanced Manufacturing (MAN)

Analytical Testing and Stability (ATS)

Biologics, Biosimilars, and Biomarkers (BIO)

Material Science and Formulation (MSF)

Nanotechnology (NANO)

Pharmaceutical Quality & New Prior Knowledge (PQN)