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Biopharmaceuticals in Ireland - A Global Perspective: Facility Design, Trends & Positioning for Growth

  • Date(s)
    Thursday, 20 April 2017
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Venue
    University of Limerick , Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland
  • Fee

    Member:  €245

    Non-Members: €295

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  • CPD Credit
    6.5 hours   C1

Seminar overview

This one day seminar brings together acknowledged world experts in the design and operation of Biopharmaceutical Life Sciences Facilities in a relaxed and informal setting.

The event promises to be of enormous benefit to engineers, scientists, and architects interested in learning what is happening in the Life Sciences sector in Ireland from a Global perspective.

Senior personnel from Regeneron, Pfizer, BMS amongst others will share their experiences of having significant manufacturing operations in Ireland.

Experts from Jacobs Engineering and PM Group, who have had lead roles in the Design of Life Sciences Facilities throughout the world will share their experiences,  lessons learned and their vision of the Factories of the Future.

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  • Gerald Kierans, Technical Services Director; Pfizer Grange Castle

Program Chair and Facilitator

  • Gerry Loughrey, Director of Architecture; Jacobs Ireland

‘Master Planning for the Life Sciences Industry - Positioning for Growth and Change’

  • Barak Barnoon, Director of Process Engineering; BMS

‘Evolution of Large Scale Cell Culture Manufacturing at BMS – Cruiserath MPCC’

  • John Chapman, Lead BioProcess Architect & Jim Savage, Process Director/Lead Bioprocess Engineer; Jacobs Cincinnati

‘Trends & Innovations in Drug Substance Facility Design’

  • Dave Wolton, Biopharma Operations Consultant; PM Group

‘Standardised Design Methods for Single-Use System’

  • Laura Swaine Lawlor, Manager of BIM; Jacobs Ireland

‘Building Information Modeling (BIM) – Not Just a Design Tool’

  • Vaughan Thomas, BioProcess Consultant; IChemE

‘Cell & Gene Therapies – Adapting to New Technologies’

  • Chris Davis, Bioprocess Consultant Engineer;  Jacobs Ireland

‘Process Closure in Bulk Biopharmaceuticals’

  • Dr. Dikshitkumar Khamar, Principal Scientist; Sanofi, Waterford

‘The Role of Site Based MSAT in the Biopharmaceutical Industry – Focus on Drug Product’

  • Evan Steinberger, Lead BioProcess Architect & Jorge Ferreira, Process Technology Manager; Jacobs Philadelphia

‘Trends & Innovations in Drug Product Facility Design’

There will be several Q&A sessions throughout the day, ending in a panel discussion where all delegates will be encouraged to engage will the speakers.

Who should attend?

This seminar provides Industry and Academic professionals a unique opportunity to engage with world class experts in the design and operation of Biopharmaceutical Facilities both in Ireland and Globally.

Life sciences students interested in a career and  learning more about the opportunities open to them.

Anybody with an interest in Life Sciences and the very important contribution it makes to the Irish economy. 

This event is kindly supported by:

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20 April 2017

Terms & Conditions

Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.