Waters and NIBRT have established the Complete Product and Processing Characterization Facility (CPPCF) for hands-on laboratory based scientific training and retraining of 'fit-for-purpose' biopharmaceutical analysis, including protein and peptide characterization. The CPPCF's goal is to provide comprehensive training of industry and governmental technicians and scientists to help the burgeoning industry develop advanced biotherapeutic characterization The new facility will also educate scientists on existing and upcoming U.S. and European drug regulations.
Furthermore, the partnership establishes NIBRT as a Waters Center of Innovation in the area of glycobiology research. Prof.
Officiating the opening ceremonies for the two new laboratories, Mr.
Biopharmaceuticals are increasingly important to patients and drug manufacturers. By 2014, it is expected that 50% of the top 100 prescribed medications will be biopharmaceuticals, including four of the top five selling drugs.
Welcoming this partnership, NIBRT's Interim Director Prof
"NIBRT was created by the Irish government to underpin the biopharmaceutical industry. One key area that NIBRT will focus on is research into improved product analytics to assist the industry in maintaining exacting quality standards. A second key area is bioanalytical training in the most modern and advanced analytical methods.
"This is being achieved through a major partnership with Waters, who are world leaders in analytical equipment development. This partnership will enable NIBRT, with the help of Waters, to provide advanced solutions for the pharmaceutical industry, including protein characterization, N- and O- glycan analysis."
Waters is the leader in biopharmaceutical analytical technology, which is fundamental to the advancement of biopharmaceuticals. The company offers a comprehensive technology solution that gives biopharmaceutical manufacturers the analytics they need from discovery to development to commercialization and everything in between.
"Through this lab and other collaborations, Waters will work with industry to improve the development of biopharmaceuticals and inform governments on the types of regulations that should be put in place," said
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Waters' effort with NIBRT is the latest demonstration of the company's commitment to creating partnerships that enable it to multiply its impact on critical public health issues, including food safety, safe drugs and clean water.
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