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CSIR shares expertise with agro-entrepreneurs and interns at the agroprocessing workshop

Agro-entrepreneurs and Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC) interns gathered at the agro-processing workshop recently held at the CSIR. Hosted by the CSIR BIDC programme, the workshop covered key aspects of agro-product and process development. The workshop, presented by Dheepak Maharajh, science innovation leader and members of the CSIR Natural Products and Agroprocessing team, drew participants […]

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Engaging with entrepreneurs in the biomanufacturing sector

The CSIR’s Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC) programme participated in a week-long Innovation Festival held at the Innovation Hub in Pretoria from 17 – 21 November 2014. The event enabled the BIDC, ReSyn Bio (BIDC incubatee) and Optimus Bio (spin out SMME from the CSIR) to engage with other entrepreneurs and investors in the Biotechnology […]

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CSIR workshop helps develop and improve bioprocessing skills

The CSIR hosted a bioprocess and product development workshop as part of the vocational learning program offered by the Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre (BIDC) programme. The aim of the programme is to develop and improve skills in bioprocessing. “The course provided me with a basic understanding of techniques used in process and product development – […]

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CSIR launches open-innovation platform for developing and supporting biomanufacturing in SA

The CSIR has launched a newly established Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre to provide product and process development support to the South African small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that intend to produce biologicals for industrial, veterinary and human applications. Funded through the Jobs Fund of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and the Department of […]

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