Cytiva to aid Indian biopharma training programme

9-Mar-2022

Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre provides infrastructure support, skills development and general aid for start-ups, ventures and projects

Cytiva and Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre (BBC), a bio-incubation centre for start-ups, are collaborating on a skills development and bioprocessing training platform for the local biopharmaceutical ecosystem. The centre is set up by the Karnataka Innovation Technology Society (KITS) and the Government of Karnataka, and is supported financially by the government’s Department of Biotechnology.

According to Cytiva’s Global Biopharma Resilience Index, talent pool is the weakest link in the global biopharma industry. 65% of Indian respondents in the Biopharma Resilience Index say that sourcing talent in technology, manufacturing, and R&D is a substantial challenge.

The incubation centre provides infrastructure support, skills development and general aid for start-ups, ventures and projects in the field, and is aimed to help progress ideas and research to commercialisation.

Dr Jitendra, MD, Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre said: “This collaboration will help create a training program catering to the distinct needs of the biopharma industry today.”

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Vaggu Raghavendra Goud, General Manager of Cytiva South Asia, said: “Cytiva has been supporting the Indian biotechnology industry for more than 30 years. With the industry experiencing fast growth, the need for talent is increasing. This collaboration enables us to bring our global knowledge and expertise to support BBC, the local biotech companies and academia to fulfil the need for skilled talent.”

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