On December 08th, 2020, SaudiVax Ltd. and the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) celebrated the conclusion of the specially tailored biomanufacturing training course for the very first five talented Saudi female scientists. The aforementioned course was attended and successfully completed from 10th February -18th March 2020 in-person and from 14th September – 08th December 2020 on-line.
NIBRT is a global center of excellence for training and research in bioprocessing located in a world class facility in Dublin, Ireland. This facility is purpose built to closely replicate a modern bioprocessing plant with state of the art equipment. The training course included both theory sessions and hands-on practical sessions and virtual lessons in the NIBRT Bioprocessing suite. NIBRT specialises in designing, developing and delivering customised training programmes to meet the requirements of industrial clients.
The executed course by NIBRT was designed and customised to meet SaudiVax’s needs to support the localization of vaccines and biologics industry in the Kingdom. The training course covered GMP regulations in biopharmaceutical production, facility design concepts, upstream and downstream bioprocessing, bioanalytics, quality control, aseptic processing, and fill and finish technologies.
About SaudiVax Ltd:
SaudiVax is a leading biotechnology company in the Kingdom and a joint venture of “UYC Inc.” of Saudi Arabia and “PnuVax Inc.” of the USA. The mission of SaudiVax is to localize biotechnology in Saudi Arabia, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), & the Organisation of Islamic Countries (OIC). SaudiVax is particularly keen to ensure national health security by supporting the region’s pandemic preparedness plans against infectious diseases. In alignment with the SaudiVision 2030, SaudiVax is promoting women employment in the biotechnology sector, and supporting the creation of high-income jobs for highly educated and talented Saudi graduates. SaudiVax is striving to be the 1st local manufacturer for “high demand” biotechnology products, creating a label in Saudi Arabia, and for exporting to the OIC members, to build needed ecosystems covering research, development, education, and training to secure technology and knowledge transfer.
The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) is a global centre of excellence for training and research in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. NIBRT’s mission is to support the growth and development of all aspects of the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry.
For more information please refer to https://www.nibrt.ie
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