The CSIR BIDC is a world class facility established to translate biotechnology based concepts into market ready products and services. The facility offers competency throughout the value chain from laboratory scale concept validation through to demonstration of technology, prototyping and pilot manufacture. The BIDC focuses on industrial biologics (enzymes, whole cell catalysts, biological treatment solutions, reagents) and products for human and animal health care (vaccines, diagnostics, probiotics).
The facility comprises laboratories for molecular biology, applied biochemistry and biocatalysis as well as laboratory scale process development. These facilities are complemented by high-end analytical infrastructure and skills within CSIR Biosciences. The final component of the BIDC is the recently established BioIndustry Development Hub (BDH) which focuses on commercialization of technologies through large scale process development, toll manufacture and technical incubation of entrepreneurs and small businesses.
The BIDC is available to the entire national system of innovation to provide contract R&D, process development, process optimisation, scale-up, regulatory support, commercial manufacturing services and incubation of SMMEs to enable the development of a vibrant and sustainable bioeconomy in South Africa and throughout the African continent.
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