Resarch Vision, Mission & Strategy

NIBRT Research Strategy 2021 - 2026

Mission Statement: To conduct leading edge research, in collaboration with industry and academic partners, that focuses on advancing biopharmaceutical manufacturing, increases the pool of highly trained doctoral and postdoctoral level scientists, and supports the biopharmaceutical industry in Ireland and the world.

Expanded Vision Statement: NIBRT Research is a world leader in developing innovative technologies that advance biopharmaceutical manufacturing and a resource for the global biopharmaceutical industry. Inspired by the manufacturing challenges facing the industry, NIBRT Research makes transformative discoveries across multidisciplinary areas such as analytical science, cell and genetic engineering, informatics, and bioprocess engineering. These discoveries are utilized to advance the state-of-the-art in their fields and revolutionize the manufacturing of recombinant proteins, vaccines and cell and gene therapies. NIBRT Research engages postdoctoral scientists and graduate students in leading edge biopharmaceutical research, helping to inform and inspire the next generation of research leaders in industry and academia. NIBRT Research is comprised of eminent scientists supported by world-class facilities and dedicated support teams who actively pursue productive collaborations with academic and industrial scientists in Ireland and throughout the world. Thus, NIBRT will deliver outstanding biopharmaceutical manufacturing research built on effective collaboration and world-leading innovation.

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STRATEGIC AND ENABLING GOALS

Strategic Goal 1. To develop a world-leading Biologics Analysis Research Centre to address analytical challenges in manufacturing across current and emerging biopharma modalities.

Strategic Goal 2. To play a leadership role in developing Ireland as a preferred location for manufacturing advanced therapy medicinal products, including cell and gene therapies and vaccines.

Strategic Goal 3. To support the development of NIBRT intellectual property.

Strategic Goal 4. To educate and train world-leading postgraduate and postdoctoral scientists, developing future research leaders for NIBRT and for the biopharmaceutical industry.

Strategic Goal 5. To collaborate with Contract Analytical Services (NIBRT Services Limited; NSL) to support and expand the services offered, helping to build a thriving contract research business.

Enabling Goal 1. To communicate effectively with NIBRT Research’s stakeholders, internal and external, with the aim of influencing and developing NIBRT’s reputation for high-quality science.

Enabling Goal 2. To improve and expand NIBRT’s research infrastructure and research support measures to strengthen delivery of the NIBRT Research team and the mission.

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