Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB) at Mohali (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).