Welcome to Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB)
Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB)
(Punjab, India), formerly Bioprocessing Unit, is a national institute under the
Department of Biotechnology (Govt. of India). It is a member institute of the Knowledge
City Cluster of Institutions comprising of CIAB, IISER, INST, ISB, PBTI, BTP.
There is a growing gap between R&D leads, processes and technologies from the laboratory
benches and the range, value and volume of tangible translational products of volume
or value that actually happen in a contemporary manner. Further, innovative thoughts
and ideas may create or catalyze newer product anticipation and/or catalyze newer
avenues of applications. Thus, there is an urgent need of mission to project, probe
and pursue these leads/opportunities towards potential pragmatic applications that
may actually emanate from them in an institutional mode. It is in this perspective
that the Department of Biotechnology (Govt. of India) envisioned to take up this
mission of different facets of agri-produce or bio-produce as a 'Secondary Agriculture
Initiative for Value Added Products (SAI-VAP) through this new national institute,
the Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB).
Accordingly, CIAB is being established with a broad vision "To be a lead research
& innovation organization testing and translating compositional knowledge and leads
of bioresources for their productive processing and value additive primary and secondary
agriculture bioproducts for edible and non-edible usage"