About MOIC


The Medicines Optimisation Innovation Centre (MOIC) is a regional centre in Northern Ireland dedicated to driving innovation in medicines use. We combine pharmaceutical and research and development skills with technology and business acumen to achieve smarter medicines and better outcomes for patients.

With a strong patient focus, MOIC is uniquely placed to deliver better patient outcomes by developing and sharing best practice in medicines use through research, innovation, quality improvement and knowledge transfer. Optimising medicines is vital for an ageing population and the increasing complexity of medicine regimens.

MOIC works closely with partners across a range of sectors including heathcare, academia and commercial and welcomes collaboration with industry.

What we Do


  • Research and service development projects to improve patient care
  • Knowledge transfer of novel pharmacy systems across Europe
  • Develop integrated technology solutions to promote better health outcomes
  • Training and development programmes for healthcare professionals from other countries, short and long term.

Although the centre is part of a new innovation and education facility at the Northern Trust and it will initially develop and test solutions for the benefit of the local health and social care system, there is also the potential for these to be developed commercially, marketed and sold to other countries.