Q4 STORY BY NUMBERS

Q4 Stats

Recruitment ended, classes started, and we waved goodbye to our graduates 

We started off this quarter with over 900 students starting their classes and online lecturers. A special shout out to the Higher Diploma in Food Science & Technology who had an outstanding recruitment period – an award for the most improved… nomination anonymous! It was a busy September recruiting however that doesn’t mean our quiet period has been so quiet! We have managed to keep very busy with graduations, skills conferences, Zoho projects, anticipating numbers, webinars, in-person events, canteen visits, company packs and continuous recruitment ... and more!  

Galway Jobs Expo Event at LeisureLand Galway & Talent Summit Event Galway

Galway Jobs Expo Event at Leisure Land Galway
 

Testimonials from our students 

The graduation day was a great opportunity to speak with our students and get their feedback. You can really see the importance of the Programme Leads being there on the day to chat to their students. With the great atmosphere on the day, we received very positive testimonials from a number of our students. See video below: 

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Huge congrats to our team members  Sonia Conway  & Claire  McAuley who graduated from the L6 Higher Certificate in Process Technologies  

A key milestone for one of our Limerick graduates, Alan McAuley who has completed 5 Programmes with Innopharma Education and graduated  in November with PG Dip in Medical Device Technology & Business. Alan is working with Johnson & Johnson and has been a superb ambassador for our programmes.

Sonia & Claire

Sonia & Claire

Alan & Claire

Alan & Claire

Limerick Open Day at TUS Limerick 25th November

Limerick Open Day at TUS Limerick 25th November

Programme Validation  

Great milestones achieved again this year after receiving validation of our two Level 7 Programmes. Sandra and the team have been working hard on validation documents etc. so a special congratulations to the team for all your hard work. On the 1st of November, we had a QQI site visit from Walter Balfe, the Head of Quality Assurance for QQI Awards and we extended the scope for provision. We are also launching a new Level 5 Operator Programme with BPCI Skillnet. We received the Certificate of Validation for five new Micro credential programmes, Certificate of Validation for 3 new programmes in September 2023 (BSc in Process Digitalisation, Certificate in Operational Excellence & Sustainability in Supply Chain & The Certificate in Automation & Data Analytics for Process Control). Further more we saw some programme development happening as we received the certificate in validation for the MSc in Medical Device Technology & Business in Feb this year and revalidation for the Level 7 BA in Pharmaceutical Business Operations.  

The following recognitions were made to the team; 

  • Opening remarks from the chairperson on the quality of the documentation received – and well in advance of the site visit to allow time to review and read  

  • Fantastic engagement from the Innopharma Education team throughout the panel visit  

  • Sense of collaboration is clearly very strong (Between Innopharma Education & GCD)  

  • Nature of student intracity was evident throughout the day & through feedback from students on their student journey  

  • Opening admissions process has demonstrated just rewards in terms of retention  

  • Highly commendable that the college is focused on the learner's career path and journey versus just selling a course 

Brian Kerrigan & Jennifer Manning delivering their classes at TUS

Brian Kerrigan & Jennifer Manning delivering their classes at TUS

September 2023 Numbers

September 2023 Numbers

HCI September Number 2023

HCI September Number 2023

Graduations 

Innopharma Education celebrated a momentous quarter of academic achievements, culminating in a number of graduations. On November 2nd, the TU Dublin graduation took place where an impressive cohort of 195 students donned their caps and gowns in celebration of their educational milestones. We also had over 500 students graduate from Cork, Dublin and Limerick from our programmes with Griffith College. The MSc in Food Science & Technology saw 18 graduates, reflecting a dedication to excellence in the realm of food sciences. Additionally, 33 individuals completed the Level 8 Higher Diploma in Biopharmaceutical & Medical Device Manufacturing, demonstrating their proficiency in this critical industry. The Level 8 Higher Diploma in Food Science & Technology witnessed 14 graduates who are poised to contribute to the advancements in the food sector. Notably, a substantial number of 65 students each graduated from the Level 7 BSc in Process Technologies and the Level 6 Higher Certificate in Process Technology programmes, underscoring Innopharma Education's commitment to producing skilled professionals in these essential technological fields. The collective accomplishments of these graduates highlight our dedication to fostering a diverse and highly skilled workforce. 

  

Social Campaigns

Social Campaigns

Lots of events took place that the team attended: 

  • Alex Furbee attended QQI Quality in Irish Higher Education 

  • Alex Furbee attended Dashing through Digital Accessibility: Creating an Inclusive Workplace by AHEAD 

ECR Shopper Conference and Awards 

Alex and Jennifer attended the ECR Shopper Conference and Awards in the Guinness Storehouse on Thursday 5th October. This was a new relationship and event for us to attend on behalf of Innopharma Education. Over 147 attendees were registered to attend from some of Ireland’s largest food manufacturers are retailers. Finalists presented under a number of award categories for example ECR Digital Path to Purchase Award and the ECR Shopper Marketing Award to name a couple. Also in attendance were some key note speakers, Danny McCoy CEO IBEC, and Edel Russell Insight & Innovation Director of The Musgrave Group.

Alex & Jennifer

AMTCE 

Closing out the year with strong growth in our AMTCE short courses & programmes. We trained 563 students in Pharma & Food short courses (up from 156 in 2022)! We had 64 students on our Micro Credential programmes which is a great start for our first year & we’re looking forward to building this momentum in 2024. 

Anne with Greg Griffin at Teleflex - Completed L6 Pharma & now L7 PD

Anne with Greg Griffin at Teleflex, he completed L6 Pharma 2018 and has applied for L7 Bsc in PD

New Starters in Education

New Starters in Education

Team at the TU Dublin Graduation

Team at the TU Dublin Graduation

Upcoming exams in January 2024 at TUS Limerick 

We will have over 180 students sit exams In January 2024  across all our programme

First Aid Training  

Ciaran, David and Jennifer completed their First Aid Training course at the start of December. It’s great to know who we can go to when we are in trouble! 

First Aid Training with David and Jennifer

First Aid Training with David and Jennifer

Unleashing Talent for the Future

Unleashing Talent for the Future

New Starters:  

Victoria Buckley, Teaching & Learning Coordinator in Dublin 

“Hi there! Victoria here. I am truly delighted to be part of the Education team based in Dublin as the Senior Teaching and Learning Coordinator. Though I am new to Innopharma Education, I am well established in the realm of education, from both the learner and educator perspective. Hailing all the way from New York where I was a High School English teacher, I came to Ireland to 2011 to further my education. I taught English at an international college in Dublin for a few years, before returning to the classroom to take my education even further! I then dabbled in the private sector in Learning and Development prior to joining the wonderful team at Innopharma! I am a firm believer we should all “develop a passion for learning [because] if you do, you will never cease to grow” (D’Angelo, Anthony J.). I look forward to learning and growing within my new role and alongside each of you!” 

 

New Starters in Education

New Starters in Education

Viktorija Jureviciute- Graham – Programme Coordinator in Limerick 

I finished Minor Award L6 Pharma course in Limerick in August this year. I never thought that I will be joining the team which gave me so much support and encouragement throughout my journey in completing the course, but again, life works in mysterious ways, and we are where we’re meant to be! :)  

Now, I am incredibly happy to be a part of such a wonderful team and company, and to provide guidance and support for the current and future students in achieving their goals.  

I worked in various retail management positions for the past 16 years and this new career pathway with Innopharma Education is just the change I was looking for.  

Thank you all for such a warm welcome to the team.  

Maria Terracianno - Learner Support co-ordinator in Dublin  

“My name is Maria, I am from Italy and I moved to Ireland in 2016. Please don’t ask me why! 

I studied Psychology at “La Sapienza” University in Rome, because I am fascinated by the human behaviour. I worked in several different sectors in Ireland always supporting people in different contexts. 

Passionate about working with people, communication, and skills empowerment, I always do my best to develop new skills and improve, supporting others doing the same. As a Learner Support Officer at Innopharma I'm in charge of supporting students with disabilities to fulfil their potential accessing education in an inclusive environment. As a Job Club Leader, I have supported unemployed of all ages in improving their job search skills, increasing their chances to find a job, and empowering their motivation. As an International Programmes Assistant at DCU, I was mainly responsible for providing the best-in-class support to students serviced by the International Office. 

In my previous experience as Recruitment Coordinator for Accenture at Google, I was involved in the coordination of the interview process for the Trust & Safety Department, in a fast-paced multi-national environment. I have also attended the CIPD - Certificate in Learning and Development at the NCI (National College of Ireland), as I am firmly interested in progressing my career and developing myself also from an educational point of view. Previously, I worked in Italy as a Trainer of Communication & Soft Skills, a Guidance Counsellor and a Training Coordinator, developing strong communication and management skills and the ability to liaise with team members at different seniority levels. 

Now I am very happy to be part of the Innopharma Education Team!” 

 

Lots of events took place that the team attended: 

  • Alex Furbee attended QQI Quality in Irish Higher Education 

  • Alex Furbee attended Dashing through Digital Accessibility: Creating an Inclusive Workplace by AHEAD 

ECR Shopper Conference and Awards 

Alex and Jennifer attended the ECR Shopper Conference and Awards in the Guinness Storehouse on Thursday 5th October. This was a new relationship and event for us to attend on behalf of Innopharma. Over 147 attendees were registered to attend from some of Ireland’s largest food manufacturers are retailers. Finalists presented under a number of award categories for example ECR Digital Path to Purchase Award and the ECR Shopper Marketing Award to name a couple. Also in attendance were some key note speakers, Danny McCoy CEO IBEC, and Edel Russell Insight & Innovation Director of The Musgrave Group.

Alex & Jennifer at the ECR Shopper Awards

Alex & Jennifer at the ECR Shopper Awards

Digital Transformation:  

Our Digital Transformation programme continues to grow with both full-time and blended having grown nearly 5x from 2022 to 2023. Recent feedback from class reps is very positive with students being impressed by the depth of our modules and lecturers. 

QQI conference (20th anniversary of the Irish National Framework of Qualifications) 

Alex, Pauline and Rob attended a QQI conference in November. Rob discussed how Innopharma Education have built a qualifications pathway from L6 to L9 building learners digital skills and meeting the needs of industry. Audiences were impressed by our close relationship with industry and focus on supporting learners. Pauline presented on our AMTCE and short courses offering.  

Pauline & Alex at QQI Conference

Pauline & Alex at QQI Conference

Innopharma Education Staff at the Skills Conference

Innopharma Education Staff at the Skills Conference

Unleashing Talent for the Future – 1 day skills event success! 

On the 22nd of November 2023, Innopharma Education hosted a 1-day skills conference, aligned with the European Year of Skills. Business Leaders, People Managers and Talent Professionals came together to help solve organisations skills gaps and mismatches.  

Minister Neale Richmond spoke about the importance of investing in skills to maintain Ireland's competitive edge, noting that a well-educated and agile workforce is a key attractor for international companies and talent. 

Three panels further delve into the themes of Reinventing, Leading, and Supporting. The Reinventing panel emphasizes the need for a "future-capable" workforce, highlighting the evolving nature of skills required, including data analysis and AI skills. The Leading panel stresses the importance of embedding talent development into business strategy, with a focus on digital skills and workforce transformation. 

Key takeaways from the conference include the acknowledgment that many organisations expect future skills gaps and the importance of effective implementation in upskilling programmes. It is evident that there is a cultural shift needed in the post-pandemic hybrid work environment, where flexibility and agile learning are paramount. 

The (temporary) events team (😉) would like to thank everyone for all their help in organising this successful event.  

Our Panelists & Ian Jones

Our Panelists & Ian Jones

Education Mindfulness Day  

Our recent wellness day was a transformative experience that left us all with valuable insights and practical tools for enhancing our well-being. The highlight of the day was the engaging presentation by guest speaker Moira Geary, who delved into the fascinating realm of changing our physiology to positively impact how we feel. Moira introduced us to the concept of "wiring and firing," explaining how our past experiences shape our emotional responses and influence our decisions. Through six exercises, she guided us in various techniques to 'unwire' and create positive shifts in our perspectives. The session was not only enlightening but also empowering, providing us with tangible ways to improve our mental and emotional states. 

The day continued with a delicious lunch that allowed us to connect and share our experiences from the morning session. In the afternoon, Caroline and Michelle led an entertaining and insightful exercise using the 'pace palette questionnaire' to help us discover our unique learning/working styles. This activity encouraged us to reflect on the diverse ways in which we absorb and process information. The notion of 'muti-coloured teams' emerged, emphasizing the importance of understanding and appreciating the varied learning preferences within our team. This newfound awareness is sure to enhance our communication and collaboration, fostering a more cohesive and understanding work environment. The wellness day proved to be a holistic and enriching experience, leaving us equipped with tools for both personal and professional growth. 

One comment about the day I liked was ‘it made us feel connected... (but not to the internet!)

Congratulations to our Programme Manager, Nora Nelligan in Limerick, on the arrival of her beautiful baby girl, Mia. Best wishes to you and to your family!

Baby Mia

Education and Technology Division working together: Level 6 Pharma Science Labs  

In October and November we kicked off the level 6 Pharma Science labs in our Process and Analytical laboratories at Innopharma. The labs ran over 7 days in total, with 2 lab sessions per day and 21 students per session. There was several months of planning involved, which also included producing a number of pre-practical videos for the students to familiarize themselves with the instruments and experiments ahead of the onsite practical sessions in Sandyford. In order to make the labs possible, we trained up a pool of demonstrators from across education and technology. The feed-back from the students has been really positive, so well done to all of those involved across Education and Technology in making this such a success story. It was a team effort to say the least! I’m sure there will be many more student labs to come in 2024! 

EU-PAT Conference

EU-PAT Conference

EU-PAT Conference presentation and Tradeshow presence 

Darren McHugh attended the EU-PAT Conference focusing on sustainable, resilient and digitally enabled medicine manufacturing we he was giving a talk on Implementing an Automated DOE in Twin Screw Wet Granulation. 

We also had the Eyecon2 showcased at the CIPM tradeshow in Xiamen China through our distributors Chanse. 

AI webinar with Horiba 

In October 2023, Girish Mallya and Laryssa Gorato delivered a webinar hosted by Horiba Scientific entitled "New Methods for Particle Size and Shape Analysis”, which marked the soft launch of EyePASS 3.1. A study comparing Eyecon2 results with sieve analysis was conducted to demonstrate the capabilities of the new EyePASS version. EyePASS 3.1 not only reports new shape and size parameters, but also allows exporting of per-particle data that contains information (including the new shape/size measurements) on every single particle detected. These new features can help users gain more insight into their particle size distribution. We had the highest attendance registered for this webinar, so it was a huge success!  

 

Horiba

Horiba

product demo page

Labs at Sandyford

Eyecon2 shipped to two different continuous manufacturing applications in Asia. 

Similar to presence in China we sold two Eyecon2 units to the region, both destined for use on continuous manufacturing lines. Continuous manufacturing is seeing a significant growth trend in China and is something we are poised to capitalize on.  

China National Pharma Machinery Expo

China National Pharma Machinery Expo

PMTC knowledge day themed around CM, Sustainability and Digital Process Dev.  

On November 30th Chris O’Callaghan chaired one of the pillar sessions on Process Control & Optimisation for the PMTC’s (Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre) knowledge day. The talks presented included research on intensifier devices for continuous crystallisation as well as automation and control of a fluid bed Wurster Coating approach to manufacturing challenging low dose formulations which utilised Innopharma’s own SmartX process digitalisation platform. 

Discussion themes centred on digitalisation an sustainability, key knowledge areas at InnoGlobal / Innopharma Technology, and core research “horizontals” for the future of the PMTC. 
 

PMTC Knowledge Day

PMTC Knowledge Day
 A sad farewell to Audrey 

After 9+ years with Innopharma Audrey finished up in December.  Audrey began her life with Innopharma with the education division, lecturing on the L6 and L8 pharma programmes.  She was also heavily involved in generating new content, programme validations, and the development of the e- learning modules.  She moved to the Technical Services division in 2016 and was instrumental in pulling the initial programme content together and the startup of the division.  She has managed the programme delivery and evolution ever since.  After training 23 cohorts she has decided to take a step back. She will be sorely missed by all and was fondly remembered over the last few days for many qualities, such as, support, loyalty, in-depth industry knowledge, willingness to share her stories, empathy and understanding, good humour, the chats, etc, not excluding her legendary baking skills. Her legacy is the vast number of colleagues she has trained, enabling them to enter into successful careers in the pharmaceutical industry.  We wish her the very best of luck in the next chapter. Slan agus Beannacht.  

Supriya

Supriya

Audrey's Farewell

Audrey's Farewell

A warm welcome to Supriya Sanjeev Narayanarao 

"My name is Supriya Sanjeev Narayanarao. I moved to Dublin in April 2019 along with my husband. I have a daughter & son. I hold a Post-graduation diploma in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Accounts & Taxation).  

I have been working in the field of Recruitment & Client Management for the past 7 years. I have experience in various industries including Lifesciences, Retail & Hospitality. Previously I worked with CPL in Dublin and Protonzone Consulting in India. 

I joined Innopharma Technical Services on 6th November 2023 as Talent Acquisition Specialist. I would describe myself as an open & honest person.  I enjoy meeting people. I am passionate about my work & I thrive on challenges. I am also a Certified Yoga Instructor. Apart from work, I like practicing Yoga, travelling ,painting and dancing."  

Baby Gloria & Julianna and her Husband

Baby Gloria & Julianna and her Husband

A FEW CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Oyinda & family on the birth of her beautiful baby girl, Gloria. 

Wishing you a Happy 1st Christmas together. 

Congratulations to Julianna & her husband on their recent wedding.

Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness together!

Congratulations to Livia De Vasconcelos who recently completed her Masters in Pharmaceutical & Business Technology with Griffith College. 

Well done, Livia! 

Tech Services New Starters

Tech Services New Starters

Rinsu Mathew 

"I’m Rinsu Mathew, a Pharmacist from India who holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. For three years I have worked within the healthcare sector as Clinical Pharmacist. My passion towards patient safety has made me dream bigger and further expand my career towards research and development. With all these dreams set I decided to pursue my Master’s in Ireland taking into consideration the wide opportunity within the country especially in the field of Pharma. I completed Master’s in Pharmaceutical business and technology from Griffith College under Innopharma Education. Currently I’m placed as Cell therapy technologist at Takeda through my connection with Innopharma Education and technical services, who has set a remarkable lead towards my career and development in Ireland and to accomplish my dream." 

Rebecca Reid  

"My name is Becky Reid, I studied Biomedical Engineering in Galway. I then worked in the construction industry, where I worked in various roles such as Test Engineer and Technical Support Engineer.  

After some time travelling, I decided I wanted to go back to Life Sciences. So, I am delighted to have joined Innopharma. I am currently working in Abbott Nutrition as a Validation Engineer.  

This year was the first year I tried gardening, and I loved it. I also love animals, hiking and being outside".  

Freddie Huu Duc Bui 

"My name is Freddie. I hold a Master's in Pharmaceutical Business and Technology from Griffith College Dublin and Innopharma Education, complementing my background in Biochemistry from International University, Vietnam National University. With 3 years in medical devices and pharmaceuticals, I am currently a Validation Engineer at Abbott, ensuring precision in critical processes.  

Outside work, I find balance in running and swimming. My curiosity drives me to explore the evolving intersection of science and technology, contributing to both personal growth and professional excellence". 

  

Christine Shobana 

"My journey has been marked by academic excellence and a relentless pursuit of my lifelong goal: contributing to the pharmaceutical industry. As a dedicated advocate of patient safety and a lover of people, nature, and art, I bring a unique blend of skills and passions to my professional endeavours. 

Educational Excellence: 

I earned my dentistry degree from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chennai, India, the second-largest health sciences university in India. Here, I was exposed to a rich tapestry of knowledge and skills that laid the foundation for my career. During my final year of undergrad, my systematic review analysis on Early-stage developmental drugs offering targeted treatment for oral cancer, was recognized at the International Association of Dental Research, an honour that showcased the depth of my dedication and research abilities. 

Navigating the World of Toxicology: 

After 6 years of clinical practice, driven by an insatiable curiosity and a desire to expand my horizons, I ventured into the realm of toxicology at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm. Here, I delved into the intricate world of toxicology, studying under some of the brightest minds in the field. I spent four enriching years at Karolinska, where my research efforts culminated in a published work in a renowned journal – Contact Dermatitis, further solidifying my commitment to contributing to the medical and pharmaceutical communities. My journey as a toxicologist deepened my understanding of pharmaceuticals and their impact on human health, providing the foundation for my transition into the pharmaceutical industry. 

Pursuing Excellence: 

My keen interest in Pharmaceutical Medicine led me to earn a Higher Diploma from Griffith College, Dublin.  Innopharma Technical Services further enhanced my knowledge and expertise in the pharmaceutical domain. My lifelong goal has been to contribute to the pharmaceutical industry. I aim to play a meaningful role in shaping the future of pharmaceutical validation. As a pharmaceutical validation engineer, I leverage my comprehensive background in healthcare and toxicology to ensure the patient safety, quality, and efficacy of pharmaceutical products. 

Beyond the Lab and Office: 

Outside of my professional life, I find joy in embracing the simple pleasures of organic farming. I had the wonderful experience of cultivating potatoes in the picturesque fields of Ireland, connecting with the land and appreciating the beauty of nature. 

My love for pets has led to wonderful companionship, and I often find joy and happiness in their company. In my spare time, I turn to painting as a form of creative expression, allowing me to bring the vivid colours of my imagination to life on canvas. 

My Vision: 

In summary, my academic journey from India to Sweden and Ireland, along with my professional experiences, has equipped me with a unique skill set and a deep understanding of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. With a heart devoted to patient safety, a passion for organic farming, and a love for the arts, I am excited to continue evolving and making a positive impact in the pharmaceutical world. Through innovation, empathy, and a deep connection with people and nature, I aspire to contribute to a healthier, brighter future". 

Atheena Jose 

"I am Atheena Jose, a pharmacist with a bachelor's degree in pharmacy and over 5 years of professional experience in India. In early 2022, I made the decision to further my education by pursuing a Masters in Pharmaceutical Business and Technology at Griffith College, with the support of Innopharma Education. I am currently placed as a Cell Therapy Technologist at Takeda Grange Castle, Dublin, through my association with Innopharma Technical Services, marking a significant step in my career journey". 

Swetha Nair 

"Swetha S Nair, from Kerala, India. I am a Doctor of pharmacy graduate from Kerala University of Health Sciences. After completing my graduation, I worked as a Pharmacovigilance associate in India for 3 years. I migrated to Ireland in February 2022. I completed my Masters in Pharmaceutical Business and Technology from Griffith College, Dubin. Currently working as A Cell Therapy Technologist in Takeda, Dublin". 

  Aayushi Verma  

"Like every person I have a tagline for myself which is “Loves the joy that comes after turning ideas into reality”. Hello all, I am Aayushi Verma, and I have been residing in Ireland for almost two years now. I have two Master’s in Microbiology and Pharmaceutical business and technology respectively. I did my first Master’s in India and was comfortable. Still, I believed that brilliant things happen outside your comfort zone so decided to pursue another master’s in Ireland at Griffith College. Also, I have done an internship program in a pharmaceutical injection plant, so I became more eager to learn about this sector. Currently, I am working with Innopharma and I believe that is the best thing that happened to me because I was new to this country, and I wanted someone who know the roots of this sector. I am working as a Cell Therapy Technologist with the Client company “Takeda”. This designation combines both my interest and experience. I feel blessed. 

I am a person who believes that “if you are not happy in your personal life you cannot perform in your professional life”, and both are highly important. Hence, I give a good amount of time to my hobbies and interests. I like to cook in my free time. I am a professional sketch artist. I am pretty engaging in conversations related to different countries and cultures. 

I am proud of myself today because when I look back, I have achieved so many things that I used to dream of five years ago. And there is no past version of myself that I need to get back to. I am learning and growing every day with an effort to become a person who can make others believe in good humanity".  

Tara Lyons  

"Hi All, my name is Tara, and I am a QA validation consultant. I studied BSc Chemistry of pharmaceutical compounds in UCC originally progressing to a Higher Nat. Diploma in Biopharmaceutical Science through ATU Sligo.  

I have 5 years' experience working as a Quality Control Analyst in a GMP environment at Astellas Pharma and experience in an R&D environment working at GSK 

From my experience and involvement in continuous improvement and innovative projects through the years, I developed an interest in validation of new platforms and equipment". 

Felicia Okezie 

"I'm Felicia, I have a degree in Microbiology and a Master’s in Public Health. I currently work as a cell therapy technologist in Takeda. My professional journey has been marked by a passion for advancing biotechnological solutions in the industry. Outside of work I indulge in community involvement, traveling and reading, thus finding balance and inspiration that complements my scientific pursuits".  

Diana Mathew 

"Hello, I’m Diana Mathew. I earned my Bachelors & Masters degrees in pharmacy in India and spent over 3 years working in a GMP plant within the QA Department. The decision to move to a foreign country was prompted by my partners presence in Ireland. Pursuing my second Masters in Pharmaceutical Business & Technology at Griffith College, I concurrently applied for various job roles and internships. Eventually, I secured an unpaid internship at Innopharma, where I received valuable hands on training, rekindling my prior experience. Following the internship, I successfully landed a position at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in Limerick, all through the support of Innopharma. I am currently content and thriving in my professional journey here in Ireland".  

Aamna Rashid 

"Hello everyone! I'm Aamna Rashid, a new team member joining you. Originally from Pakistan, I moved to Dublin at a young age and recently completed my BSc in Biotechnology from Maynooth University. Post graduation, I gained valuable experience as a Research and Development Lab Analyst at Kerry Group in Kildare, where I worked on exciting projects in food technology. 

After relocating to Cork this year, I completed the Validation Training program with Innopharma and am now thrilled to be a C&Q Engineer in Eli Lilly's re-qualification department. I'm passionate about contributing to the advancement of healthcare solutions.

Outside of work, you'll often find me reading a book, listening to a podcast, or cooking!" 

SOCIAL NEWS

The Innolympics Ping Pong Tournament  

The Innopharma Charity Ping Pong Tournament 2023 was held over 10 weeks to raise money for Milford Hospice. Competition was fierce! with players of all skill levels coming together to support the good cause (we even had an ‘Expert’ participating!!) Matches were tense, with secret practice sessions onsite and offsite. Some outcomes were very unexpected! Even the spectators were finding it hard to devour their lunch! 20 matches later… we are into the finals as Ciaran O’Connell (one of the favourites according to Innopharma Bookies…) & Jennifer Campbell (the dark horse of the competition…) battled it out!! After an intense 6 minutes….we have a winner… Well done Ciaran!! Our Ping Pong Champion 2023! And Well done Jennifer!! A very worthy Runner-Up 2023! Super tense Match! Of course, the real winner was the charity, Milford Hospice, which received a significant amount of donations thanks to the generosity of you all! The tournament was a reminder that when we come together for a good cause, we can achieve great things!! Thank you, Everyone!! 

Ping Pong Fun

Ping Pong Fun

Farewell to Kevin 

We also took a moment to bid a fond farewell to a valued member of our team. Kevin, who has been an integral part of our company for many years, has decided to embark on a well-deserved retirement journey. His dedication, hard work, and wealth of experience have left an indelible mark on our organisation, and he will be greatly missed. As Kevin steps into this new chapter of his life, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for his contributions and wish him the very best in all his future endeavors. May this next adventure be filled with joy, relaxation, and new and exciting experiences. Cheers to you, Kevin, and thank you for the lasting impact you've had on our company. Your presence will be greatly missed, but your legacy will undoubtedly endure. 

Some of Kevin's best moments

Some of Kevin's Best moments

Charity fundraising  - WE BROKE RECORD!!!!

As of today, we have raised €5,000 for charity partners this year, Milford and Red Cross International!. Thanks to everyone for all their support throughout the year. There has been a lot of different activities and efforts made among the company so thanks to everyone who participated.

SANDYFORD SING ALONG 

The festive spirit was in full swing as we gathered in the canteen for a singalong! Mr Stubbs, known for his love of music and infectious enthusiasm (and Whiskey!), took charge and led us through a repertoire of Christmas classics that resonated with the holiday cheer. Amid the melodious chaos, two standout voices emerged to claim the prize— a bottle of fine whiskey. Congrats Ann R and Jennifer C!! The finale was sung by Ian himself! Thanks to the Social Committee and Caroline for organising some festive fun before we wrap up for Christmas!

Sandyford Singalong

Sandyford Singalong

InnOlympics

InnOlympics

The Best Christmas Party on record!! 

In the spirit of festive cheer, the annual Christmas party in Kilkenny proved to be a resounding success, bringing together our incredible team from various divisions for a night of joyous celebration. The event provided a wonderful opportunity for everyone to reflect on the accomplishments of the year gone by, fostering a sense of camaraderie and unity among colleagues. The venue buzzed with excitement as colleagues mingled, sharing stories and laughter, creating lasting memories. The dance floor came alive with fantastic moves and grooves, with special mention going to Michael King, who earned the title of the "Best Inno Dancer" of the night. As we bid farewell to another remarkable year, the Christmas party in Kilkenny served as a fitting tribute to the hard work and dedication of our entire team, highlighting the collaborative spirit that defines our company culture. Cheers to a successful year and the promise of new achievements in the coming one! 

A special thanks to Caroline who led the education division through the 'wheel of life' exercise. This was a great time for everyone to look at their life from a 'birds eye' view.  By looking at a visual representation of all the areas of your life at once, the wheel helps you to better understand which of your life areas are flourishing and which ones need the most work. A great exercise to take into the new year!

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SINGING OUR HEARTS OUT

SINGING OUR HEARTS OUT

Congratulations to Ciaran & Lisa who are getting married after Christmas! Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness and love. 

Offices Decorations

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Christmas Party Fun!

Christmas Party Fun!

More Christmas Party fun

More Christmas Party fun