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Posted: 29 April 2008

Dr Maurice Treacy appointed CEO to National Institute for Bioprocessing and Research Training(NIBRT)

The Board of the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) has announced the appointment of Dr Maurice Treacy as Chief Executive Officer. Dr Treacy joins NIBRT from Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) where he held the position of Director of Life Sciences. NIBRT is a world-class institute that provides training and research solutions for the bioprocessing industry.

Dr Treacy has wide ranging and relevant industry experience extending across research, drug and business development in a number of multinational organisations in Europe and the USA, including Serono (now Merck Serono), Wyeth and Ariad Pharmaceuticals. He was appointed to the Directorate position in SFI in February 2004 with responsibility for ensuring Ireland’s biosciences and bioengineering research is globally compeitive and the subsequent discoveries are utilised to the social and economic benefit of Ireland.

Prior to his appointment in SFI he was the CEO and co-founder of HiberGen, a start up biotechnology company. He has extensive published research papers and is a co-inventor on over 80 USA patents applications. Dr Treacy was awarded a PhD in Pharmacology from UCD in 1998 and completed a Post Doctoral Fellowship at the University of California at San Diego in 1992. He also holds an MBA from Northeastern University in Boston.

“The Board of NIBRT look forward with enthusiasm to working with Maurice in achieving its mission in research and training in support of the bioprocessing industry in Ireland,” said Mr Joe Gantly, Chairman of NIBRT, welcoming the appointment.

“I am delighted to join NIBRT as I see this as a truly uniqe opportunity to guide Ireland to become a true leader in the the Bioproduction space, with innovative research informing our training modules and providing world class value to the pharmaceutical sector,” said Dr Treacy.


National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training

NIBRT is a world-class institute that provides training and research solutions for the bioprocessing industry in state of the art facilities located in Dublin. NIBRT is based on an innovative collaboration between University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin City University and Institute of Technology Sligo. NIBRT is funded by IDA Ireland with a mandate to support the development of the existing bioprocessing industry in Ireland and to attract additional bioprocessing companies to Ireland by training highly skilled personnel for the bioprocessing industry and conducting world-class research.

NIBRT has been successful to date in securing a number of significant research and training collaborations and contracts from the bioprocessing sector in Ireland and from overseas.

For further information on NIBRT

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