Successful Edition of PESCa 2016

By: Luis F. Torrens Sotomayor [Mar-11-2017]

Last summer, 24 students from across the island gathered at the Center for Pharmaceutical Development and Engineering to become part of the six editions of the Pharmaceutical Engineering Summer Camp (PESCa 2016) to discover more about the Pharmaceutical Engineering Industry and its process.

PESCa 2016 had students from 11 towns in Puerto Rico, from Isabela to Caguas to Mayaguez. In this edition, 66% of the participants were women and 33% were men. Like other years, 62% of the participants were 11th grade students while and 38% were 10th grade students. These participants joined the 115 students that have been part of the previous camps offered in CPEDaL.

The summer camp has different opportunities in which the student can learn and apply new concepts of the whole manufacture and characterization processes that carry the production of a tablet. In this sixth edition, we had the opportunity to visit Janssen Gurabo, a J&J subsidiary, where the students had their first look at what a pharmaceutical industry is.

For more information about the Summer Camp activities and where to apply, you can go to or click on the Summer Camp button below.