Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery
Celebrating Our 50th Year
Welcome to the Plough Center for Sterile Drug Delivery, formerly known as the Parenteral Medications Laboratories. We are here to educate individuals in sterile product preparation, develop a basis for research into parenteral medications, and provide service to the pharmaceutical industry and others.
The Plough Center was started over 40 years ago. The Plough Center is the result of a cooperative effort between The University of Tennessee and many private corporations who have special interests in injectable medications. Accordingly, private industry has generously contributed money and equipment to make these laboratories possible. The Laboratories contain a core processing complex designed for academic instruction as well as for the processing of sterile dosage forms. It provides the capacity for small-scale manufacturing of sterile preparations. The faculty and staff associated with the Plough Center Program offer formulation services in the development of sterile formulations, manufacture small lots of products for clinical investigation, develop and determine stability of new sterile products, and apply research projects in parenteral medications technology.
Laura A. Thoma,