For almost 2 years now a dedicated KPC International team has been actively working with Gedeon Richter on their state-of-the-art biopharmaceutical facility in Debrecen, Hungary.
In October 2013, this magnificent facility set in Eastern Hungary was the forum for introduction of H.E. Kevin Dowling, Irish ambassador to Hungary, to the skilled & enthusiastic team of Irish talent that has been working there.
Kindly hosted by Dr Erik Bogsch (Deputy Director R&D-Biotechnology, Gedeon Richter) and Mr John Devlin (CEO KPC International), Ambassador Dowling was escorted around the new facility and introduced to the energetic world of biopharmaceutical manufacturing start-up, commissioning and qualification.
Ambassador Dowling was introduced to and got to spend time with the Irish team, learning about the specific activities that they undertake and the crucial element of cooperation and partnership that has existed between KPC and Richter throughout the execution of the project. Ambassador Dowling praised the excellent facility and the effort and achievements of the KPC International & Richter Teams.
Ambassador Dowling was also introduced to members of the KPC graduate program who expressed enjoyment and enthusiasm at having the opportunity to work on such a hi-tech project;
“There are a lot of different cultures working on this project, Irish, Hungarian, English, Italian & German, it’s a wonderful opportunity to further my experience of the biotech industry and different cultures, ..as well as getting to see some more of Europe!”
The KPC International Team has provided project management, execution and guidance services for C&Q, New Product Introduction, Tech Transfer, Cleaning Validation and Quality & Compliance.
The visit was followed by a lecture in the Debrecen University Economics Department, on the collapse and recovery of the Irish economy. Ambassador Dowling made numerous references to the steadfastness of the Irish pharmaceutical sector, and the high level of knowledge in Ireland in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry. This knowledge can be seen in the specialist services offered by KPC International and its industry leading team.