Thomas Jefferson University (Jefferson) opened their new Jefferson Institute for Bioprocessing facility located in Montgomery County. The $7 million institute was established in partnership with the Dublin, Ireland-based National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training.
The institute is the first and only biopharmaceutical processing education and training institute in North America. Biopharmaceutical professionals and bioprocessing engineering students can receive education and training on producing biotherapeutic medicine.
Jefferson’s goal is to make the institute “the training ground” for the pharmaceutical industry, according to Dr. Mark K. Tykocinski, provost of Thomas Jefferson University and dean of its Sidney Kimmel Medical College.
The 250,000 square foot institute opened with eight employees and plans to expand up to 24 in the next three years.
Collaboration is a key factor in the bioprocessing institute, as it will work with local pharmaceutical companies and provide workforce training and certifications.
In 2017, Jefferson was named one of the top-rated hospitals in the country. Jefferson’s dedication to improving patients’ lives has earned them a number of awards over the years, adding to our region’s top-notch health care sector.