Welcome to the CSIR Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC) Programme homepage

The BIDC is a world-class facility established to translate biomanufacturing concepts and technologies into market-ready products and services. The facility offers competency throughout the value chain from laboratory scale validation through to technology prototyping and pilot manufacture.

The BIDC provides process and product 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.


The CSIR Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC) is a world class facility established to translate biotechnology-based concepts into market ready products and services.  The programme aims to stimulate growth of the Biomanufacturing industry leading to creation of jobs in this industry. The Centre runs a yearlong internship programme that provides experiential, hands on learning to 20 graduates per year. If you are interested in employing some of the BIDC graduated interns, please contact Lara Kotze-Jacobs at LKotze@csir.co.za 012 841 4634