Dominic Carolan- NIBRT
Dominic Carolan
Centre Director
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NIBRT - National Institute for Bioprocessing Research & Training

The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training's (NIBRT) mission is to support the growth and development of all aspects of the biopharmaceutical industry in Ireland by becoming a global leader in biopharmaceutical manufacturing research, education and training.

The NIBRT performs high impact, world class, industry-aligned research in all aspects of bioprocessing, biopharmaceutical manufacturing, therapeutic protein characterisation, compliance and regulation. Research is conducted via a wide variety of industry-friendly mechanisms including consultancy, contact and collaborative research programmes. The Institute’s research partners include companies such as MSD, Lilly, Sanofi-Genzyme, BioMarin, Pfizer, Waters and Agilent. The NIBRT also designs, develops and delivers best-in-class education and training solutions for biopharmaceutical manufacturing across all levels to national and international students and workforces. Training clients include companies such as Amgen, MSD, Lilly, Sanofi-Genzyme, Regeneron, BioMarin, Jazz and Alexion.

The NIBRT provides state-of-the-art biopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities (6,500m2) for research, process development and training activities. The Institute has won numerous national and international awards including: the ISPE/Interphex Facility of the Year Award; Bioprocess International Manufacturing Collaboration of the Decade, Waters Centre of Innovation; and, the Taoiseach’s Public Service Excellence Awards.

Research areas:

  • Biopharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Bioanalytics and product characterisation
  • Process analytical technologies/quality by design
  • Process development and optimisation
  • Customised training and education programmes

Research performed by:

  • University College Dublin
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Dublin City University
  • Institute of Technology Sligo
  • Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC)
  • NUI Galway