About NIBRT

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

About NIBRT

NIBRT’s mission is to help the growth and development of the biopharma manufacturing industry by providing cutting edge training and research solutions.

The Institute is based on an innovative collaboration between Industry, Government and Academia and opened its world class facility in 2011 in Dublin, Ireland.

The facility 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 training and research experience not previously possible anywhere in the world.

State of the Art Facilities

The NIBRT facility is a purpose-built, multi-functional building which replicates the most modern industrial bioprocessing facility. The total building area is approximately 6,500 m² over two floors.

At the heart of the NIBRT building is the bioprocessing pilot plant, consisting of extensive upstream, downstream, fill-finish and the associated analytical facilities.

These facilities are all operated in a realistic GMP simulated, operational manufacturing environment.

Leadership Team

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.

Our Vision

Mission & Strategy 2024 - 2028

NIBRT’s mission is to address the important needs of the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry in Ireland and internationally, and ultimately to help deliver biologic-based medicines to people who need them.

To deliver this mission, we:

  • Train the people who make life changing medicines.
  • Undertake research that grows the fundamental understanding of complex biopharmaceuticals.
  • Deliver impactful solutions that advance the processes for manufacturing biologic medicines.

Awards

Best Flexible Working Strategy-01
  • 2022 HR Leadership & Management Awards: Best Flexible Working Strategy
  • 2021 Pharma Industry Awards: Partnership Alliance of the Year Award for NIBRT global partners programme
  • 2020 Pharma Industry Awards: Partnership Alliance of the Year Award for NIBRT and MSD Dunboyne Biologics training collaboration
  • 2020 Pharma Industry Awards: Innovation of the Year Award for the NIBRT Online Academy
  • 2020 Pharma Industry Awards: Project of the Year Award for the Biopharma 4.0 project with Boston Consulting Group
  • 2020 Pharma Industry Awards: Then NIBRT CEO, Dominic Carolan, was presented with the Leader of the Year Award
  • 2019 Invest in Ireland Staff Upskilling Award with Takeda Dunboyne Biologics
  • 2019 Pharma Industry Awards: Project of the Year Award with Siemens
  • 2018 Pharma Industry Awards: Pharma Research Centre of the Year
  • 2017 SFI Industry Partnership Award
  • 2017 Postgraduate Course of the Year Award in Health Sciences
  • 2017 Pharma Industry Awards: Partnership Alliance of the Year with GE Healthcare
  • 2016 Pharma Industry Awards: Pharma Education and Training Award
  • 2015 Pharma Industry Awards: Pharma Education and Training Award
  • 2015 Pharma Industry Awards: Partnership Alliance of the Year with Bristol Myers Squibb
  • 2012 ISPE Facility of the Year Award “Novel Collaboration”
  • 2012 Bioprocess International “Manufacturing Collaboration of the Decade” Award