NIBRT Research Day 2017 – building effective collaborations

The theme of this year’s event was building effective collaborations, which was well received by the full house of attendees from major biopharma companies and higher education institutes.

NBRT CEO, Dominic Carolan, opened proceedings with a summary of NIBRT’s Research Strategy which is focused on “enhancing product quality and manufacturing productivity” incorporating four thematic areas including:

• Cell Biology and Engineering led by Prof Niall Barron and Dr Radka Fahey

• Bioanalytics led by Dr Jonathan Bones

• Bioinformatics and Data Analytics led by Dr Colin Clarke

• Advanced Manufacturing led by Prof Mike Butler.

The key message was NIBRT has an “open door” policy for collaboration with Industry and Academia. Throughout the day NIBRT gave examples of their collaborations of various size and duration with companies including Pfizer, BioMarin, JnJ, MSD, Allergan, Sanofi, Lilly, GE and ThermoFisher involving most of the Higher Education Institutes in Ireland. Speakers highlighted the various funding mechanisms from EI, SFI, IDA and Horizon 2020 to implement such collaborations.

To read the full press release click here.

To see video of the event click here.