Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing (JIB)

About the Institute


The Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing (JIB), is the first - and only - education and training institute for biopharmaceutical processing in North America that combines commercial single-use processing equipment with the internationally recognized NIBRT curriculum.

While more than 40 percent of therapeutics currently in research and development are biopharmaceuticals, there exist only a handful of places throughout the world dedicated to training people to produce these potentially life-saving drugs, a gap that the JIB intends to close.

The JIB is expected to serve 2,500 people annually through workforce training and bioprocessing certifications, in addition to enrolling 70 additional Jefferson students in bioprocessing, engineering and other related majors.

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What is JIB?


  • The Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing (JIB) is a specialized training and education institute for single-use-reactor bioprocessing technology used in modern biopharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • The focus of the JIB is hands-on training of industry professionals through workshops and certificates and hands-on education of new bioprocessing engineers at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • JIB is partnering with the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) in Dublin, Ireland.
  • JIB training courses will use the internationally recognised NIBRT curriculum and will be certified by NIBRT