NIBRT Welcomes San Jacinto College as Newest Member of the NIBRT Global Partner Programme

National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) is delighted to announce San Jacinto College as the latest member of the NIBRT Global Partner Programme. This collaboration makes San Jacinto College based in Houston, Texas the exclusive provider of NIBRT-licensed training in the southern part of the United States. The training programme, operated to NIBRT’s quality standards globally trusted by biopharmaceutical industry leaders, will offer biopharmaceutical manufacturing training in the region quickly, safely, and for a lower cost.  

The biotechnology programme, set to commence in January 2024 at San Jacinto’s South Campus, will initially offer an onboarding certificate to equip new biomanufacturing professionals with the skills and knowledge they need to seamlessly enter the field. The 90-hour, hybrid programme with integrated theoretical knowledge, practical hands-on experience, and exposure to industry practices will also be customisable to meet industry partners’ training needs. Future training offerings will encompass all aspects of biomanufacturing, specialised instrumentation and equipment training, and advanced techniques.  

San Jacinto is preparing to open The Center for Biotechnology, made possible with support from McCord Development, Inc., on the San Jacinto College Generation Park Campus in the first quarter of 2025. This state-of-the-art facility will provide comprehensive, hands-on training with realistic good manufacturing practices (GMP) simulated environments. The Center will offer an associate of applied science degree in biomanufacturing technology, and shorter credentials for post-graduates, to meet workforce needs.  

“The biomanufacturing industry is seeing substantial growth in the Greater-Houston area,” said Dr. Christopher Wild, Executive Director for the San Jacinto College Center for Biotechnology. “The College’s partnership to offer NIBRT’s premier, industry-leading training right here in the Houston-area represents a firm commitment to bolstering the biomanufacturing workforce pipeline which will help position the region for continued growth.” 

San Jacinto College is a key member of the NIBRT global programme, which includes partners across four continents. The NIBRT Global Partner Programme supports an international alliance of leading training and education organisations to help address the global shortage of a skilled biopharma workforce. The Global Partners Programme enables qualified organisations to license NIBRT’s expertise, curriculum and intellectual property to provide biopharma training and education capability in their region. Further information is available on the NIBRT Global Partner Programme here

“NIBRT is delighted to partner with San Jacinto College to help train the biopharma manufacturing workforce of the future,” said Darrin Morrissey, CEO of NIBRT. “The NIBRT team have been very impressed by San Jacinto’s excellent track record in developing workforce programmes for the Greater Houston Region across a broad range of industrial sectors. We are very much looking forward to working with the San Jacinto team to deliver world class biopharma training programmes to their students”. 

For more information about the biomanufacturing technology programme at San Jacinto College, click here.   

About San Jacinto College 

Surrounded by monuments of history, evolving industries, maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the people of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. The College is one of the top 10 community colleges in the nation as designated by the Aspen Institute and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020. The College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution that spans five campuses, serving approximately 41,000 credit and non-credit students annually. It offers more than 200 degrees and certificates across eight major areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s. 

For more information about San Jacinto College click here.

About NIBRT  

The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) is a global centre of excellence for training and research in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. NIBRT is located in a world class facility in Dublin, Ireland. This facility is purpose built to closely replicate a modern bioprocessing plant with state-of-the-art equipment and enables NIBRT to offer the highest quality training and research solutions. NIBRT’s mission is to support the growth and development of all aspects of the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry. 

For more information about NIBRT click here.