What We Do

The European Paediatric Formulation Initiative (EuPFI) was founded in 2007 by a group of members from Pharmaceutical industries, hospital and academics interested in research in children medicines to formulate better medicines for children.

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The main objective of the members was to resolve scientific, regulatory and technological issues associated with paediatric formulation development. Since its establishment, it has now evolved from a club of members to a consortium of 14 institutions working in a pre-competitive way on paediatric drug formulations.

Currently, there are five subgroups of the EuPFI covering:

Administration devices


Biopharmaceutics


Taste Masking and Taste Testing


Age Appropriateness of Formulations


Pharmaceutical Excipients


Better and Safer Medicines for Children

We are collaborating in a pre-competitive way on paediatric drug formulations to bring better and safer medicines for children.

Purpose of Consortium

  • To identify the issues and challenges associated with development of paediatric formulation in order to raise awareness and consider ways towards better¬†medications and clinically relevant dosage forms for children.
  • To identify potential information, knowledge, know-how gaps in the paediatric formulation development.
  • To promote early pharmaceutical consideration for development of paediatric medicines.
  • To improve the availability of information of paediatric formulations.

We will achieve this by

  • Sharing experiences and expertise through interactive discussions and feedback between industry, academia, clinical and regulatory professionals.
  • Making the information (publications, reflection papers etc.) visible/available through website.
  • Raising awareness through publications and regular conferences/workshops.
  • Lobbying to generate funding to support future academic or industrial research worldwide.
  • Linking with other interested parties and relevant networks to maximise the operational capacity and information exchange.

EuPFI Consortium

EuPFI consortium consists of companies, associations and academic institutions

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