The centre was set up by the Karnataka Innovation Technology Society (KITS) and the Government of Karnataka, with funding support from the government’s Department of Biotechnology
Cytiva and Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre, a bio-incubation centre for start-ups, have agreed to work together on a platform for skills development and industry-oriented bioprocessing training for the local start-up and academic ecosystems. The centre was set up by the Karnataka Innovation Technology Society (KITS) and the Government of Karnataka, with funding support from the government’s Department of Biotechnology.
The centre features a central instrumentation facility on its 10-acre campus, and provides infrastructure support and skills development for start-up companies and projects, aiming to help convert ideas and research to commercial ventures.
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.”
According to Cytiva’s research, talent pool is the weakest link in the global biopharma industry. 65% of Indian respondents to the company’s Biopharma Resilience Index said sourcing talent in technology, manufacturing and R&D is a ‘substantial challenge’.