UCC - Process & Chemical Engineering Student Wins Novartis BioCamp 2013

4 Sep 2013
Novartis BioCamp 2013

Novartis Ringaskiddy represented with distinction among gathering of global talents

Novartis Ringaskiddy is delighted to reveal that Stephen Fahy, a Process and Chemical Engineering student in UCC, one of two representatives selected to represent Novartis Ringaskiddy was a member of the winning team for BioCamp 2013.

Stephen along fellow UCC representative William Byrne, a PhD Scholar with Cork Cancer Research Centre were identified by Novartis following a selection process earlier this year. Stephen has also recently completed a university placement within Novartis Ringaskiddy. 

Sixty of the world’s most talented science students from around the world arrived in Basel on 25 August 2013 for the Novartis BioCamp, a three-day exploration of some of the biggest challenges and opportunities in the biotech and healthcare industries.

The pioneering program of seminars, workshops and presentations by top Novartis executives, researchers and a Nobel Laureate gave the select group a thorough overview of the life sciences industry – and enables them to think like entrepreneurs.

The students were picked from 40 leading universities in 21 countries and territories. This is the first time Novartis in Ireland has entered the BioCamp programme and it is an initiative Novartis Ringaskiddy hopes to build on in the future.

BioCamp helps students understand trends and challenges in the fields of biotechnology and life science and learn what’s needed to start and run a biotech company successfully.

This year the focus was on biotechnology and the challenges facing scientists, researchers and entrepreneurs as they work to bring medicines to market that benefit patients. BioCamp looks at the process of global drug development, from proof-of-concept to patient access, and how advances in life sciences lead to new pharmaceutical products.

Process and Chemical Engineering

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