Flight simulator for biopharma manufacturing
This is “a real facility, we grow real cells, we purify real monoclonal antibodies, characterise real product, and we do that for research and training perspective,” explained Director of Projects at NIBRT, Killian O’Driscoll.
“NIBRT is a flight simulator for biopharma manufacturing, so people can come here and get that training in a highly regulated environment, complex technology but in a safe manner.
“If they make a mistake here it is not catastrophic whereas if they make an error in a manufacturing facility and they lose a batch then obviously that has real serious consequences,” he told us. “People have freedom here to learn on the job and make mistakes which is probably the most effective way to learn.”