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The new training center will feature technologies that boost biomanufacturing.
On June 8, 2017, the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) and GE Healthcare announced the opening of a new training center, where up to 1500 professionals are expected to receive training annually. The NIBRT-GE Single-Use Centre of Excellence features technologies that will boost biomanufacturing skills and expertise in Ireland, Europe, and internationally.
The new center will also support GE BioPark Cork, a GE-managed campus including four prefabricated, off-the-shelf biologics factories owned by independent biopharma companies manufacturing proprietary medicines, creating up to 500 jobs. The training center at NIBRT is where the personnel learn on the technologies that will be used at BioPark.
The NIBRT-GE Single-Use Centre of Excellence is run by NIBRT and GE is the technology provider, delivering a fully integrated biomanufacturing platform based on single-use technologies to the center. The training activities are expected to be operational in autumn 2017, and the training offering is open for registration after the opening event. The partnership is initially signed for three years with the objective to upgrade the equipment after that, so that NIBRT would always have the top-of-the-line equipment at their institute.
Source: GE Healthcare