Zifo R&D Solutions Case Study

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NIBRT Partner with Zifo R&D Solutions to Offer a Customised Bioprocessing Training Program for IT specialists in the Biotech Industry

Zifo is a 1200+ global service provider specialising in scientific informatics.  We work across Research, development, clinical and manufacturing domains but always remaining true to our scientific roots.  We have expertise in over 90 partner technologies, support 7 of the top 10 pharma globally and have expertise across virtually every instrument vendor worldwide.  But though we stretch across 21 countries and 10 offices we still retain one dream – to remain curious, - its in our logo, our mission statement, and mentioned in every team meeting - never stop questioning, always be open to new ideas and therefore to be constantly expanding our awareness.

That’s why we have been rated best-company-to-work-for for 6 years in a row.  And I’m prouder of that statistic than our exponential growth in the industry. 


What training did NIBRT provide?

To meet a growing demand within the bioprocessing services industry, NIBRT and Zifo recognised the need for providing a foundational level of biologics manufacturing training to their technical and IT specialists outside of their core competencies. Under the partnership, NIBRT will provide Zifo trainees access to a variety of courses on the NIBRT Online Academy (NOA), the award-winning bioprocessing e-learning platform, as a preparatory educational program before the trainees attend a customised three-day training course in Dublin.

The training courses at NIBRT have been designed around Zifo’s desire to demonstrate how the equipment their specialists interact with, fit within a standard bioprocessing lab, production suite or lab. Trainees will experience gowning up and cooperating within a GMP-like environment where they will have an opportunity, along with a NIBRT trainer, to interrogate the equipment and its role within a broader manufacturing workflow.

Neil Whitford


‘’At Zifo we have always believed that when our people are well trained, they not only produce higher quality results the first-time round for our customers, but also the process of self-improvement helps us to feel better about ourselves and our ability to take on daily challenges.   It’s a simple equation - by developing our people we have happier people.

But it’s not all about results - We know that Lab is our customer’s passion and life and so we feel that when we invest in teaching our people the core concepts of their business then we are telling our customers that we care. 

I have been in IT for over 30 years and dedicated to Lab IT for the past 12, and so when we decided to look for world-class training my first thought was NIBRT.  NIBRT is unique in its facilities and approach and that’s why we are here’’.