NIBRT is a world-class institute that provides training and research solutions for the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry.

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 arose from a 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.

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Our Vision

Become a global leader in biopharmaceutical manufacturing research, education and training

Build out our research and development scale, capability and critical mass to establish NIBRT as a globally recognised centre for industry applied research and process development

Be the hub for bioprocessing manufacturing research in Ireland and internationally

Continue to support the growth and development of the biopharmaceutical industry in Ireland and internationally

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NIBRT Culture

NIBRT's Culture defines the desired ethos of the Institute and how we interact with our colleagues and clients.

Our Culture is summarized by "CIRCLES" logo which represents the interdependency between our three main areas of activity; training, research and operations.

"CIRCLES" is also an acronym for our seven value statements of Collaboration, Innovation, Respect, Client focus, Learning organization, Excellence and Safety.

NIBRT Training

NIBRT provides a "one stop shop" for the bioprocessing Industry's training requirements. We provide a dynamic catalogue of course content from which we build unique training solutions for our Clients. These solutions range from operator training through to the senior management training and can be delivered in a variety of formats to suit each Client's requirements. Our aim is to deliver holistic training programmes in a realistic GMP simulated, operational biopharma manufacturing environment.

NIBRT Management Teams

The NIBRT Management teams consists of the Senior Management Team, the Scientific Advisory Board and the NIBRT Board of Directors.

To find out more about the team members, please click below.

NIBRT Virtual Tours

Discover Our Facility

Explore NIBRT's large-scale and lab suites in this virtual tour. When you launch the tour, a new browser window opens, displaying a 360° panoramic photo that you can grab and rotate in any direction with your pointing device.

On a mobile or virtual reality device, you can move your device and watch the photo revolve accordingly on your screen.

Icons embedded in each image provide additional information about specific features or pieces of equipment.

The NIBRT plant includes upstream, fill-finish, downstream,  bioanalytical facilities and GE Single use center of excellence.

Click on a virtual tour below.

1st Floor Training Labs Tour

Fill Finish Suite

Upstream Pilot Plant Tour

Downstream Suite

Contract Research Lab Tour

Dirty Utilities - Biokill Tour

Clean Utilities

Cell Technology Lab

Dirty Utilities - Lift Station

Foyer Tour

Training Room 1 Tour

Training Room 2 Tour

Inoculum & Cell Tour

Clean & Wash Tour

Media Prep Tour

Cytiva Single Use Suite

Bioanalytical Training Lab



View the latest videos, reports, downloads and articles from the NIBRT media centre.


NIBRT BioProcess Awards 2012
NIBRT Pharma Education and Training Award
NIBRT Facility of the Year ISPE
NIBRT Leader of the Year
nibrtNIBRT Award Partnership Alliance Year 2017
NIBRT Award Partnership Alliance Year 2016
NIBRT Award Partner Alliance
NIBRT Award Pharma Education Training