The Bengaluru-based research foundation Center for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP) recently received the National Technology Business Incubator Award from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
The bio-incubator built by C-CAMP has multiple incubatees. One of the startups that has been incubated in healthcare includes Bugworks, a startup that develops next-generation broad-spectrum antibiotics to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The start -up has now reached the stage of clinical trials to address AMR through drug discovery.
In the environmental sector, C-CAMP incubates Sea6Energy, a startup that serves the sustainable development space using seaweed to produce bioactive plant health. Their first product on the market is a natural and organic plant growth stimulant. The other is an organic plant immunity booster that strengthens the plant’s defense responses to a broad spectrum of viral infections. Both products are natural formulations designed to improve overall plant health and plant yield.
In the field of agriculture, StringBio, a startup in the clean technology domain, uses bacteria to convert methane into edible single-cell protein for animal feed. They are also a synthetic biology startup using patented fermentation technology and process engineering methods to use organic wastes and waste products to produce biomaterials with added value including single-cell proteins for in animal feed, especially aquaculture feed, and biofertilizers.
“This recognition is a major validation of the value added by C-CAMP’s bio incubator program to India’s bio-innovation ecosystem. It underscores the importance of fostering sustainable, innovative ohan and business in the life sciences in India, and use this science to create social impact, ”said Dr Taslimarif Saiyed, CEO and director of C-CAMP.
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The bio-incubator set up at C-CAMP, with support from Bionest, BIRAC, NITI Aayog-AIM, Ktech-government of Karnataka and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, currently has 40 resident incubatees, 10 non -resident incubatees across India and the world, and has supported 25 graduate incubatees over the years. C-CAMP also discusses the deep science bio entrepreneurship ecosystem in India with many portfolio innovations in the field of healthcare, agriculture, and environment.