NIBRT - National Institute for Bioprocessing Research & Training

Dominic Carolan- NIBRT
Dominic Carolan
Centre Director
Tel: +353 (0)1 215 8100
Health & Medical Technologies
Manufacturing and Materials

The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training's (NIBRT) mission is to support the growth and development of all aspects of the biopharmaceutical industry in Ireland by becoming a global leader in biopharmaceutical manufacturing research, education and training.

The NIBRT performs high impact, world class, industry-aligned research in all aspects of bioprocessing, biopharmaceutical manufacturing, therapeutic protein characterisation, compliance and regulation. Research is conducted via a wide variety of industry-friendly mechanisms including consultancy, contact and collaborative research programmes. The Institute’s research partners include companies such as MSD, Lilly, Sanofi-Genzyme, BioMarin, Pfizer, Waters and Agilent. The NIBRT also designs, develops and delivers best-in-class education and training solutions for biopharmaceutical manufacturing across all levels to national and international students and workforces. Training clients include companies such as Amgen, MSD, Lilly, Sanofi-Genzyme, Regeneron, BioMarin, Jazz and Alexion.

The NIBRT provides state-of-the-art biopharmaceutical manufacturing facilities (6,500m2) for research, process development and training activities. The Institute has won numerous national and international awards including: the ISPE/Interphex Facility of the Year Award; Bioprocess International Manufacturing Collaboration of the Decade, Waters Centre of Innovation; and, the Taoiseach’s Public Service Excellence Awards.

Research areas:

  • Biopharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Bioanalytics and product characterisation
  • Process analytical technologies/quality by design
  • Process development and optimisation
  • Customised training and education programmes

Research performed by:

  • University College Dublin
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • Dublin City University
  • Institute of Technology Sligo
  • Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC)
  • NUI Galway