Training Courses

Training Courses

NIBRT provides a “one stop shop” for the bioprocessing Industry’s training requirements. We provide a dynamic catalogue of course content from which we build unique training solutions for our Clients.

These solutions range from operator training through to the senior management training and can be delivered in a variety of formats to suit each client’s requirements. Our aim is to deliver holistic training programmes in a realistic GMP simulated, operational manufacturing environment.

Please contact training@nibrt.ie with any queries you may have.

Download the NIBRT Training Brochure 2018

Current NIBRT Training Courses

Boston Consulting Group will debate the feasibility of Industry 4.0 – and discuss elements of the fourth industrial revolution that are already making a mark on biopharma manufacturing. This is a one-day workshop. Please note this workshop will take place as part of the larger Biopharma Trends Conference taking place on the 13th and the 14th November in the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Tivoli, Co.Cork.

Dates:
  • 12/11/2018
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This is a one-day course for all personnel interested in human error reduction. Most human error is the result of predictable patterns of human behavior. This course will teach you a scientific and proven method for managing and reducing the incidence of human error in your operations. Participants will gain powerful insights into why human error occurs. Management and employees can learn how to reduce these errors and their resulting impact on production, quality, safety and costs. This course is being delivered by Connect Academy in association with Desertfire Online – The global leader in the reduction in human error.

Dates:
  • 15/11/2018
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  • 21/08/2018
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  • 21/08/2018
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Dates:
  • 21/08/2018
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This one-day workshop will provide an insight into the biopharma production process, the equipment used in biopharma plants, the operation of key utilities servicing biopharma plants as well as the process measurement, control and digital communication commonly used in state-of-the-art biopharma plants. Please note this workshop will take place as part of the larger Biopharma Trends Conference taking place on the 13th and the 14th November in the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Tivoli, Co.Cork.

Dates:
  • 12/11/2018
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Single Use Technology is widely used within the biopharmaceutical industry and has quickly become a mainstay within the sector. The technology is very attractive as it removes much lengthy validation of the system and does not require any CIP (clean-in-place) which ultimately reduces costs by removing non-value added steps from the process and shortening drug development time. This one-day training programme is designed to complement NIBRT’S introductory upstream and downstream training courses and will highlight the readily available technologies that can be implemented in upstream and downstream processing. This blended training day (theory and practical) will give trainees hands on experience of common disposable technologies used in bioprocessing operations including bioreactors, connects/disconnects, tube welders and sealers and disposable chromatography columns.

Dates:
  • 14/12/2018
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This one-day intensive course will provide a detailed insight into the history, current trends, regulatory requirements, and methodologies of Thermal Validation. Course Instructor: Dennis Plante is the Senior Validation Market/Product Specialist for Kaye instruments located in Billerica MA.   With his engineering background and his 37+ years with Kaye Instruments, Dennis has a deep understanding of the applications, regulatory requirements and process technologies related to Thermal Validation.

Dates:
  • 01/11/2018
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This is an introductory course that will focus on the most relevant techniques and instrumentation used to measure pressure, temperature, level and flow and how these critical measurements interface with the overall control system. Delegates will gain a better understanding of industrial instrumentation performance characteristics and how it relates to the overall control system performance. There are up to 12 places available for this course.

Dates:
  • 27/11/2018
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This two day course provides an introduction to the typical upstream operations carried out in a biopharamaceutical manufacturing facility. This course will include both hands-on practical and theory components. During this course trainees will be introduced to cell culturing techniques using small scale shake flasks.  Trainees will then gain hands on practical experience using both stainless steel and disposable bioreactor systems. Trainees will prepare and run a steam in place cycle on a stainless steel bioreactor and then inoculate a production batch into a stainless steel bioreactor.

Dates:
  • 01/10/2018 - 02/10/2018
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This 2-day intensive course presented by invited industry experts will cover industry practices and regulatory expectations and trends in cleaning and cleaning validation.  It is designed for biopharmaceutical manufacturers who are concerned about developing or maintaining a high-quality, efficient, and most importantly, compliant cleaning process. The training will address several current challenges to cleaning and validation in the biopharmaceutical industry, and include case studies, best practices, and hands on exercises using state-of-the-art bioprocessing equipment located in the NIBRT facility. 

Dates:
  • 03/10/2018 - 04/10/2018
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A Critical Quality Attribute (CQA) of a drug is defined as a ‘physical, chemical, biological, or microbiological property…that should be within an appropriate limit…to ensure the desired product quality’ (ICH Q8 (R2)).  For biopharmaceuticals and biosimilars, these include properties such as amino acid sequence, post-translational modifications, intact mass and higher-order structures, biological activity, process and product related impurities and stability, among many others.  With such physicochemical complexity informing drug S&E, many orthogonal techniques are required for robust and unequivocal quality data.

This three-day course guides trainees through the CQAs of biologics (ICH Q6B) as well as core analytical platforms routinely employed in a QC testing environment in order to measure them. Using a combination of lecture sessions and hands-on practical training, the course will cover methods such as electrophoretic separations (capillary electrophoresis, slab gels), HPLC/UPLC methods (peptide mapping, SEC, etc), nanoDSF (label-free nanoscale Differential Scanning Fluorimetry) and immunoassays (ELISA). We would like to thank NanoTemper Technologies  for the provision of their label-free nanoscale Differential Scanning Fluorimetry instrument (‘Prometheus’) for this training course. Click here to find out about Nanotemper Techologies and Prometheus

Dates:
  • 28/11/2018 - 30/11/2018
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The aim of this course is to introduce the biopharmaceutical industry and its associated processing principles and techniques to Engineers from a non-biopharma background. The course will expand attendees knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the bioprocessing  industry. The course is offered in association with Engineers Ireland.

Dates:
  • 13/11/2018
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This course is designed to deliver an introduction to the typical downstream operations used in a biopharmaceutical production process. This course includes both hands-on practical and lecture components covering topics such as ultrafiltration/diafiltration, viral clearance and chromatography. During this course trainees will be introduced to the basics of UF/DF and chromatography in a theory session before building on this knowledge and performing these operations using a practical component.

Dates:
  • 04/10/2018 - 05/10/2018
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This course is delivered in conjunction with ESS Ltd. ESS Ltd. is a Maintenance Outsourcing and Asset Management company. It provides asset optimisation and compliance through people. With over twenty years in business, ESS works with people to improve Maintenance and Asset Management, through Training, Consultancy, Outsourcing and Validation. This course is designed to teach building and facility maintenance personnel about boiler operation, maintenance and safety.  The course will include hands on time covering the operation and maintenance of the NIBRT Wee Chieftain boiler.

This course is designed to teach building and facility maintenance personnel about boiler operation, maintenance and safety.

Contact gbenn@essltd.ie for more information.

Dates:
  • 16/10/2018 - 17/10/2018
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This three day programme is designed to provide an introduction to current aseptic techniques related to working in an aseptic filling environment. This blended programme provides both a theoretical introduction to contamination control, environmental monitoring, filter integrity testing and filling systems, while also allowing trainees hands-on interaction with both isolator and RABs units while conducting glove integrity tests, media fills and troubleshooting. An introduction to Grade B gowning will also be included in the programme.

Dates:
  • 14/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
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NIBRT Transition Year Program 2018

Due to the success of the 1st dedicated biopharmaceutical transition year placement program in 2018, NIBRT have reopened this program for students in 2019.  Discover more here