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

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This is only open to those accepted on Springboard 2018 programs subject to the applicant meeting all requirements, e.g. academic requirements.

Dates:
  • 21/08/2018
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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.

Engineers and managers working in the (bio)pharma and related industries who wish to further their understanding of all aspects of biopharma manufacturing.

Dates:
  • 13/02/2019
  • 24/04/2019
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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.

This course is designed for anyone who needs to understand fundamental operation of boilers in order to improve efficiencies and safety at their industrial plants and large building facilities. Individuals involved with residential hot water systems will also find this course extremely valuable.

Attendees come from a wide variety of industries, skill-levels, company sizes, and job titles.  Suitable participants include Building Maintenance Personnel, Building Engineers, Plant & Facility Maintenance Personnel and Managers, Apprentice and Experienced Boiler Technicians, Energy Managers, Purchasing Managers, Any Technician needing to develop Multi-Craft skills.

Dates:
  • 19/02/2019
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This course provides a comprehensive insight into a wide range of elements in freeze drying, including details on the concepts and practical aspects of each step of the process, principles and methodologies for formulation development and characterization. Additionally, it covers approaches to cycle development and scale-up including Quality by Design, fundamental equipment features of refrigeration, vacuum and control systems i.e. PAT tools, and aspects of troubleshooting, maintenance and qualification.

Earlybird and group booking discounts available.

Suitable for people working in biotechnology, pharmaceutics, freeze drying formulation and cycle development, diagnostic industries

Dates:
  • 05/03/2019 - 07/03/2019
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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.

Validation engineers and managers wishing to further their understanding of all aspects of Thermal Validation.

Dates:
  • 14/03/2019
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The focus of this course delivered by subject matter experts from Chromacon AG will be to provide an introduction to continuous chromatography using novel capture and polish processes for biomolecules and will include hands-on practice. Continuous chromatography is attracting much attention as it can lead to significant improvements in productivity and reduce manufacturing costs. Download brochure Continuous Chromotography

• Introduction to continuous chromatography for biomolecules

• Design of multi-column chromatography processes

• Hands-on training on twin column equipment

• Process performance evaluation and scale-up

This course is aimed at industry and academic separation scientists and bioprocess development engineers who already have some familiarity with single column chromatography and who want to broaden their understanding of chromatographic processes and look at new and more efficient ways to purify biomolecules. 

Dates:
  • 22/03/2019
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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. This course is designed for operators, technical staff, engineers and managers wishing to increase their knowledge of the upstream operations in a modern bioprocessing plant.

This course is designed for operators, technical staff, engineers and managers wishing to increase their knowledge of the upstream operations in a modern bioprocessing plant.

Dates:
  • 15/04/2019 - 16/04/2019
  • 10/06/2019 - 11/06/2019
  • 26/08/2019 - 27/08/2019
  • 02/12/2019 - 03/12/2019
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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. Suitable for: operators, technicians, engineers & managers. This course is designed for those that are new to downstream processing including operators, technical staff, engineers and managers who need to increase their basic knowledge of actual operations in a modern downstream processing biopharma plant.

Suitable for: operators, technicians, engineers & managers

This course is designed for those that are new to downstream processing including operators, technical staff, engineers and managers who need to increase their basic knowledge of actual operations in a modern downstream processing biopharma plant.

Dates:
  • 17/04/2019 - 18/04/2019
  • 12/06/2019 - 13/06/2019
  • 28/08/2019 - 29/08/2019
  • 04/12/2019 - 05/12/2019
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This one-day course is designed to provide the trainee with a brief introduction to microbiology and its practical application in a GMP biopharmaceutical manufacturing environment. Classroom-based lectures and hands-on practical sessions will introduce the aseptic practices of environmental monitoring and water sampling as well as the use of common microbiology lab equipment such as BSCs, microscopes and gram staining equipment.

New recruits to QC who are looking to familiarise themselves with the theory and practical elements of standard Micro testing.
Lab management personnel who want to refresh their knowledge on testing protocols and requirements.
QA, Manufacturing or Engineering personnel who have an interest in what happens in the laboratories.

Dates:
  • 26/04/2019
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In addition to providing a comprehensive introduction to the RCM process, this 3-day course will cover all that needs to be done to realise the full potential of RCM and gain real business benefit, by addressing questions such as:

  • Why reliability is not just about maintenance
  • How RCM deals with failures that are caused by factors that maintenance cannot address, such as human factors, design shortcomings and operations and maintenance practices and procedures
  • How to determine which assets and processes to apply RCM to
  • How to ensure that the best information is captured in the RCM analysis, about what really happens to your assets in their operating context
  • How to manage assets that are not subject to full RCM analyses

Contact gbenn@essltd.ie for bookings

Personnel with responsibility for effective and efficient management of physical assets and processes including Managers, Superintendents, Specialists, Leaders, Supervisors, Foremen, Planners, Technicians, Operators & Engineers.

Dates:
  • 30/04/2019 - 02/05/2019
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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.

  • Manufacturing
  • QA/QC
  • Engineering Technicians
  • Specialists
  • Operators

Dates:
  • 07/05/2019 - 09/05/2019
  • 26/06/2019 - 28/06/2019
  • 03/09/2019 - 05/09/2019
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This comprehensive 4-day course is designed to equip new QC analysts with the main theory and practical experience required to develop their skills in the microbiology laboratory. Classroom-based lectures on microbiology basics and the main aspects of contamination control will introduce the various hands-on sessions over subsequent days, covering basic micro culturing techniques, IDs and use of microscopes, water and in-process testing methods of bioburden and endotoxin / sterility testing for the support of manufacturing and utilities, as well as validation tests such biological indicators. The course will wrap up on the final day with sessions on the use of Quality Manangement Systems, GxP and Audits and Regulations.

New recruits to QC who are looking to familiarise themselves with the theory and practical elements of standard Micro testing.
Lab management personnel who want to refresh their knowledge on testing protocols and requirements.
QA, Manufacturing or Engineering personnel who have an interest in what happens in the laboratories.

Dates:
  • 04/06/2019 - 07/06/2019
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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. 

Personnel from Quality Assurance, Regulatory, Quality Control, Validation, Operations, Microbiology, Facilities Maintenance, Engineering, Plant Management disciplines.

Dates:
  • 26/06/2019 - 27/06/2019
  • 09/10/2019 - 10/10/2019
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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, Tycho NT.6, for this training course. Click here to find out more about Nanotemper Techologies.  

This course is suitable for graduates seeking to gain entry into the area of biopharma QC, those currently working in QC/QA (small molecule or large), those working in product or process development/characterisation or anyone looking to increase and expand their understanding of QC testing for biologics and biosimilars.

Dates:
  • 15/07/2019 - 17/07/2019
  • 02/10/2019 - 04/10/2019
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