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Chalfont St Giles, United Kingdom, 2012/02/20 - GE Healthcare, the healthcare business of GE (NYSE: GE) announced that it is to begin offering Fast Trak training in a state-of-the-art facility at the School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore. NYSE: GE
GE Healthcare’s Fast Trak Training and Education Courses provide hands-on practical training in the latest technologies and strategies for bioprocessing, and are specifically designed to help biopharmaceutical manufacturers bring their product to market faster.
GE Healthcare’s Fast Trak Training & Education team has over 20 years’ experience in providing training for bioprocess development and manufacturing. The scheme is unique in the life sciences sector in that it offers training that covers the whole of the downstream bioprocessing workflow. GE Healthcare currently has Fast Trak Training Centres in China, Germany, India, Japan and the US, each equipped with the latest technologies for bioprocessing, in an environment that closely replicates the industrial setting. The Singapore centre will provide easier access to training for scientists and production specialists based in the established markets of Australia and New Zealand, whilst also serving the rapidly growing markets of South East Asia, including Malaysia, Thailand and South Korea.
Olivier Loeillot, General Manager of Enterprise Solutions, GE Healthcare Life Sciences, said: “Establishing a Fast Trak Training presence in Singapore will bring us closer to our customers in South East Asia and Australasia. We can now offer our comprehensive training programmes in a more convenient location for the region’s rapidly developing biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry.”
Scientists and manufacturing professionals looking to view the courses on offer in Singapore can find further information here. To register for a course click here.
About Fast Trak Training & Education
Aimed at process developers, manufacturing scientists, staff scientists, engineers, plant operators and support staff, Fast Trak training brings expertise in a wide variety of technologies and techniques used in biopharmaceutical manufacturing – for example process development, column packing, system control and membrane filtration - to help attendees maximize their capabilities and bring product to market faster. Worldwide, over 1,000 customers attend Fast Trak courses each year.
About GE Healthcare
GE Healthcare (gehealthcare.com) provides transformational medical technologies and services that are shaping a new age of patient care. Our broad expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies, performance improvement and performance solutions services help our customers to deliver better care to more people around the world at a lower cost. In addition, we partner with healthcare leaders, striving to leverage the global policy change necessary to implement a successful shift to sustainable healthcare systems.
Our “healthymagination” vision for the future invites the world to join us on our journey as we continuously develop innovations focused on reducing costs, increasing access and improving quality around the world. Headquartered in the United Kingdom, GE Healthcare is a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). Worldwide, GE Healthcare employees are committed to serving healthcare professionals and their patients in more than 100 countries.