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First graduates awarded the Diploma in BioPharmaceutical Manufacturing Operations

First graduates awarded the Diploma in BioPharmaceutical Manufacturing Operations

Published on: Tuesday, 02 December 2014

The first graduates of the Springboard-funded Diploma in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Operations attended an awards ceremony recently in the Council Chamber Room in CIT. 

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 over half of the graduates are employed now in the Pharmaceutical Sector.   The Head of Faculty, Michael Loftus, presented the parchments.