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

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.

Dates:
  • 18/02/2019
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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.

Dates:
  • 04/06/2019 - 07/06/2019
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Dates:
  • 21/08/2018
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Dates:
  • 21/08/2018
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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:
  • 14/03/2019
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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.  

Dates:
  • 10/06/2019 - 11/06/2019
  • 15/04/2019 - 16/04/2019
  • 26/08/2019 - 27/08/2019
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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

Dates:
  • 30/04/2019 - 02/05/2019
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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.  

Dates:
  • 02/10/2019 - 04/10/2019
  • 15/07/2019 - 17/07/2019
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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:
  • 06/12/2018
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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:
  • 12/06/2019 - 13/06/2019
  • 17/04/2019 - 18/04/2019
  • 28/08/2019 - 29/08/2019
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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.

Dates:
  • 05/03/2019 - 07/03/2019
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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.

Dates:
  • 19/02/2019
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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.

Dates:
  • 03/09/2019 - 05/09/2019
  • 07/05/2019 - 09/05/2019
  • 26/06/2019 - 28/06/2019
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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 has reopened this program for students in 2019.