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.

Current NIBRT Training Courses

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 add-on 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:
  • 27/07/2018
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This 2-day hands-on intensive course presented by invited industry experts covers best practices, regulatory expectations and current trends in cleanroom control, design, and monitoring.  It is intended for biopharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers wanting to develop, optimize, and maintain an effective cleanroom contamination control program that is compliant with current industry regulations.  The training addresses current challenges in contamination control, environmental monitoring, and disinfectant qualification, and provides case studies, best practices, and instructive hands-on experience using state-of-the-art bioprocessing equipment located in the NIBRT facility.

Dates:
  • 25/09/2018 - 26/09/2018
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This two-day CPD course will provide an insight into the commissioning of biopharma equipment and utilities used in biopharma plants and how they are installed, commissioned and tested. Delegates will gain an understanding of the steps involved in a commissioning programme and the inputs and outputs of a successful commissioning programme.

Dates:
  • 04/09/2018 - 05/09/2018
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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:
  • 23/07/2018 - 24/07/2018
  • 04/09/2018 - 05/09/2018
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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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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 training programme will highlight the readily available technologies that can be implemented in upstream processing and will allow trainees to gain hands on experience of common disposable technologies used in upstream processing including bioreactors, connects/disconnects and tube welders and sealers. 

Dates:
  • 29/05/2018 - 31/05/2018
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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:
  • 19/06/2018 - 21/06/2018
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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:
  • 29/05/2018 - 31/05/2018
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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:
  • 12/07/2018
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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:
  • 25/07/2018 - 26/07/2018
  • 06/09/2018 - 07/09/2018
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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:
  • 11/09/2018 - 13/09/2018
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The NIBRT Online Training Academy

Coming soon the National Institute of Bioprocessing & Training Online Training Academy offering an online portal for biopharmaceutical industry training courses.