NIBRT, VivaBioCell and Accuscience announce ATMP manufacturing training collaboration

NIBRT, VivaBioCell and Accuscience announce ATMP manufacturing training collaboration

  • New NIBRT, VivaBioCell and Accuscience collaboration that will allow NIBRT trainees access to VivaBioCell’s NANT XL bioreactor system at the NIBRT training facility in Dublin.
  • The NANT XL is an automated closed-system bioreactor designed to achieve standardized, GMP-compliant and cost-effective cell therapy manufacturing.
  • NANT XL onsite at NIBRT further increases the portfolio of Advanced Therapy Medicinal Products (ATMPs) related training that NIBRT offers clients.


Dublin, Ireland:  21st June 2022: NIBRT, VivaBioCell and Accuscience are pleased to announce a new collaboration that will allow NIBRT trainees to access VivaBioCell’s NANT XL bioreactor system in NIBRT’s training facilities in Dublin, Ireland.

The NANT XL is an automated closed-system bioreactor  designed to achieve standardised, GMP-compliant and cost-effective cell therapy manufacturing. It can be operated in Grade D cleanrooms with the opportunity to scale-out the process, running several batches in parallel. An integrated imaging system and remote monitoring of the ongoing operations allows for consistent, low-risk manufacture. It is currently in use for clinical stage manufacturing of cell therapies both in Europe and U.S.A.

Having the NANT XL onsite and available for training allows NIBRT to further increase the portfolio of ATMP/CGT – related training that it can offer to its clients. With this focus on obtaining and providing training on the most cutting-edge technology, NIBRT will further strengthen its portfolio of training focused on ATMP manufacturing.

Commenting on the collaboration, NIBRT Training Director John Milne remarked ‘this collaboration further strengthens the ATMP manufacturing training capability at NIBRT which is at present a major focus area in our training offering. NIBRT has recently embarked on a major Cell and Gene Therapy expansion project and it is collaborations such as this that enable us to provide the cutting edge equipment required for our facility now and into the future to remain at the forefront of ATMP manufacturing training globally’’

VivaBioCell Business Development Manager Flavia Mazzarol commented: “This is a great opportunity for VivaBioCell and Accuscience, making available this technology at NIBRT, with the aim of increasing the awareness on Cell and Gene Therapies in Ireland and internationally”.








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.

About VivaBioCell

VivaBioCell develops, manufactures and commercializes automated systems for ATMP manufacturing.

Our mission is to provide cost-effective solutions improving standardization of cell therapy production, with the long-term vision of bridging regenerative medicine into the mainstream clinical practice.

About Accuscience

Accuscience is a Sales, Marketing and Distribution business offering a wide range of products and services in the areas of, Scientific, Laboratory, Medical Technology, Surgical Equipment & Consumables.

Since its foundation in 1982, Accuscience has been a trusted and proven supplier to public and private hospitals, blood transfusion centres, primary care, pharmaceutical, academia & private industries across the Island of Ireland. Our experienced, educated and dynamic team work with a clear purpose of providing the right product and the right support to all of our customers. We proactively support our customers at every stage to ensure that they can provide the best product and service to their market. Accuscience strive to bring innovative suppliers and products to the Irish market, providing the full laboratory solution, and the most up to date technology, to our customers.



Emer Norton

Marketing and Communications Manager

National Institute of Bioprocessing Research and Training

Flavia Mazzarol

Business Development Manager


Jake Gill

Life Science Team Lead

Accuscience Ireland plc.