NIBRT (National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training), Ireland



The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) is a global centre of excellence for training and research in bioprocessing. NIBRT is located in a new, world class facility in Dublin, Ireland. This facility is purpose built to closely replicate a modern bioprocessing plant with state of the art equipment.
NIBRT is based on an innovative collaboration between University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University and the Institute of Technology, Sligo. NIBRT was primarily funded by the Government of Ireland through Ireland’s inward investment promotion agency, IDA Ireland (Industrial Development Agency), which is responsible for the attraction and development of foreign investment in Ireland.
NIBRT offers a quality training and research experience not previously possible anywhere in the world.
The NIBRT mission is to support the development of the bioprocessing industry in Ireland and to attract additional bioprocessing companies to Ireland by:
•    Training highly skilled personnel for the bioprocessing industry
•    Conducting world-class research in key areas of bioprocessing
•    Providing a critical mass of multi-purpose bioprocessing facilities

In 2012 NIBRT won the following awards:
ISPE/Interphex Facility of the Year Awards 2012: Special Recognition for Novel Collaboration:
The Facility of the Year program is the pharmaceutical industry’s premier awards program dedicated to celebrating innovation and accomplishments in facility design, construction, and operation. The Judging Panel cited that “…advancements in pharmaceutical manufacturing sometimes come through innovative collaborations like NIBRT that can ultimately lead to “game changing” outcomes”.

2012 BioProcess International Awards — Winner of Manufacturing Collaboration of the Decade Award
BioProcess International (BPI) announced NIBRT as the winner of the Manufacturing Collaboration of the Decade Award.
Associated Staff
Professor Ian Marison
Ray O’Connor, BSc (Pharm), MSc
Professor Pauline Rudd
Ian Nelligan, BSc, PhD
Killian O’Driscoll, BA, MSc