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A centre of excellence for the global biosciences sector

Building on our reputation for scientific innovation, we partner with SMEs, NHS Trusts and biopharmaceutical giants to upskill the workforce and co-create innovative new solutions.

We offer a range of courses, apprenticeships, and qualifications to suit, as well access to cutting-edge research techniques and state-of-the-art facilities.

Research & Innovation

Our research and consultancy across the biosciences space focuses on several themes, including:

  • Disease-specific research: the development of new diagnostic tools and treatments for a variety of diseases, including cancer, neurological diseases, and infectious diseases
  • Biomanufacturing and biotechnology: the development of new and improved methods for manufacturing biopharmaceutical products, such as vaccines, proteins, and gene therapies
  • Digital analytics and machine learning: the development of new methods for using data to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of biomanufacturing and healthcare processes

Workforce Development

Accredited/non-accredited CPD

Our CPD courses are accredited and recognised by professional bodies and organisations including:

  • Advanced Therapies Skills and Training Network (ASTSN)
  • BioIndustry Association (BIA)
  • Chartered Institute of Biology (CIB)
  • European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)
  • Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)
  • Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)
  • Royal Society of Biology (RSB)
  • Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (SPE)
  • UK Cell Therapies Consortium (UKCTC)


Teesside University Online Courses

  • Drug product 101: a five-module series presenting a comprehensive introduction to a type of drug
  • Bioprocess essentials: a ten-module series covering the fundamental theories behind biopharma processes
  • Product 101: quality attributes and testing requirements
  • Further modalities: rec proteins, oligonucleotides, bi-specific antibodies
  • Concept to commercialisation: this e-learning series for biopharma SMEs, focuses on pre-clinical trials, regulatory needs, manufacturing routes, and CDMO collaboration
  • Emerging technologies series: discover the forefront of biopharma innovation, explore cutting-edge methodologies and industry shifts, gaining insights into the latest advancements shaping the future of biopharmaceuticals
  • Manufacturing mindset series: from operator performance and GMP compliance to planning, issue resolution, and troubleshooting, our team's vast manufacturing experience drives practical skill-building for your workforce to empower excellence
  • RNA-based therapies

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National Horizon Centre

The National Horizons Centre (NHC) is a cutting-edge facility dedicated to bioscience innovation, boasting state-of-the-art infrastructure and a £22.3m investment. Anchored by research, partnerships, and training programmes, it merges industry, academia, and technology to drive development. The centre has a focus on disease-specific research, biomanufacturing, and digital analytics, as well as advancing early disease detection, novel treatments, and cost-effective medicine delivery. It collaborates with a diverse range of partners, including public health bodies and businesses, accelerating innovation.

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