Biotechnology Incubation Centre, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
The Park has been established by CSIR-IICT and Govt. of AP (now Govt. of Telangana) with support from DBT. A Biotech Incubation Centre has been set up at ALEXANDRIA KNOWLEDGE Park, Genome Valley, Hyderabad. The project was sanctioned in March, 2004 for a period of 3 years with DBT contribution of Rs.17.29 Crores. After sanctioning the project, the Government of Andhra Pradesh (GOAP) constituted a Core Committee of Biotechnology Incubation Centre (BTIC) which recommended a high level Programme Management Committee (PMC) and a Technical Advisory and Resource Group (TARG) to decide the organization management structure and operational arrangements to monitor and guide the progress of BTIC implementation. The Society for Biotechnology Incubation Centre (SBTIC) was registered in 2005. Park started operations from 2009.
- World class facilities have been created for use by entrepreneurs on use and pay basis. There are 12 labs of 350 sq. ft each which is given out to companies. Business centre approach is being used in this Park and 9 companies are operating, 74 scientists are working there.
- DBT has provided support for current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) compliance for Pilot plant facilities, required for quality manufacturing and for minimizing contamination. The biotechnology incubator facility would have research laboratories, knowledge based service centres and utility generation facilities. It is mainly designed for development and scale up of bio processes and technologies. A pre-BTIC Process Generator (PBPG) component of BTIC was set up at IICT, Hyderabad to act as a front end facility to provide lab and bench scale process technologies for biotech processes.
- The incubator has 14 pilot plants and 8 analytical facilities and 9 common facilities. 6 incubatees were graduated out of 11. One of the incubates (Tergene Biotech) established proof of concept of Pneumococcal vaccine and awarded Best Innovator from BIRAC.
- An Advanced Analytical and Characterization Resource (AACR) facility has been established in July 2016.