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First Graduates of Biopharmaceutical Processing Certificate attend an Awards Ceremony

First Graduates of Biopharmaceutical Processing Certificate attend an Awards Ceremony

Published on: Sunday, 06 April 2014

The first seven graduates of the Cert in Biopharmaceutical Processing attended an awards ceremony recently in the Council Chamber Room in CIT.  The Head of Faculty, Michael Loftus, presented the certificate parchments on the evening. 

The students attained a knowledge and understanding of the principles of Biopharmaceutical Processing and its underpinning science during this one year programme.  Practical training was delivered in CIT and also in the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research & Training (NIBRT) (2 days). NIBRT replicates a state of the art industrial bio processing facility.   The Biopharmaceutical industry is continuing to make strong contributions to the Irish economy which is extremely vibrant in the Cork region (Eli Lilly SA, Merck Sharpe and Dohme (formerly Schering Plough), Janssen Biologics and Biomarin).  Feedback from the first set of graduates was very positive and there are 15 students undertaking the programme this academic year.   

For more information on the programme, contact Sandra Lenihan (sandra.lenihan@cit.ie)