Ban­ga­lore Bioin­no­va­tion Cen­tre, Ben­galuru

BioSpectrum (India) - - COVER STORY -

Ban­ga­lore Bioin­no­va­tion Cen­tre (BBC) is en­vi­sioned to be a state of the art in­cu­ba­tion cen­tre ca­ter­ing to the needs of star­tups in the broad ar­eas of Life Sciences. BBC is an ini­tia­tive of Kar­nataka Biotech­nol­ogy and In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy Ser­vices (KBITS), De­part­ment of IT, BT and S&T, Gov­ern­ment of Kar­nataka with a lib­eral fund­ing sup­port from De­part­ment of Biotech­nol­ogy (DBT), Gov­ern­ment of In­dia. It is lo­cated within Ban­ga­lore He­lix Biotech­nol­ogy Park at Elec­tronic City. The Cen­tre is a world class In­cu­ba­tion Cen­tre with Cen­tral In­stru­men­ta­tion Fa­cil­ity in a 10 acre cam­pus with to­tal built up area of above 50,000 sq ft.

Key Fea­tures: The Cen­tre is nes­tled be­tween thriv­ing aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions like In­sti­tute of Biotech­nol­ogy and Ap­plied Biotech­nol­ogy (IBAB), Cen­tre for Hu­man Ge­net­ics and the up­com­ing area for an­chor­ing big com­pa­nies/MNC’s. Thus, the cen­tre pro­vides a cru­cial link within the de­vel­op­ing Bio­clus­ter, the Ban­ga­lore He­lix Biotech Park. The cen­tre caters to the broad ar­eas of Life Sciences i.e, Health­care (MedTech/ Pharma/Bio-Pharma), Agri­cul­ture, Food/ Nu­tri­tion, In­dus­trial Biotech­nol­ogy and En­vi­ron­men­tal Biotech­nol­ogy.

“In­no­va­tion and novel tech­nolo­gies that can ad­dress the is­sues of health­care, food and en­vi­ron­ment are the keys to hu­man wel­fare. How­ever, the seam­less flow of ideas and re­search into pro­duc­tor tech­nol­ogy de­vel­op­ment rel­e­vant and vi­able with re­spect to the so­cial and mar­ket need is it­self a chal­lenge. BBC is a unique set up with an ob­jec­tive to nur­ture”, points out Dr Ji­ten­dra Ku­mar, MD, BBC.

Achieve­ments:

● 100 per cent oc­cu­pancy with 30 in­cu­ba­tees as of now.

● BIRAC grant of Rs 4.5 crore re­ceived for set­ting up Med Tech Ac­cel­er­a­tor un­der BioNEST pro­gramme.

● Seed Fund Sup­port of Rs 1 crore re­ceived to sup­port promis­ing in­cu­bates on eq­uity shar­ing ba­sis.

● About 10 prod­ucts/ tech­nolo­gies hav­ing huge so­cial im­pact ready for launch (ten­ta­tively dur­ing BTS 2018).

● Around 15 patents filed and 40 more in process.

● Rs 3 crore grant re­ceived for K-SAP 50 men­tor­ship pro­gramme in as­so­ci­a­tion with C-CAMP.

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