Biomanufacturing Training for LMICs

The ICGEB Biotechnology Development Unit, headed by Dr. Natasa Skoko, has hosted a workshop on practical training in biomanufacturing.

Held from 12 to 23 December, 2022 at ICGEB headquarters in Trieste, Italy, the BDU coordinated the workshop, in collaboration with the World Health Organization WHO.

Ten participants from four Low and Middle Income countries (LMICs) attended the sessions, which comprised a comprehensive coverage of QMS and GMP standards as well as guidelines and practices pivotal to the establishment of biomanufacturing. The workshop aimed to help trainees understand the basic principles, approaches and terminology necessary to start practical training in laboratories.

The workshop proved to be a successful pilot programme and further meetings are set to take place in January with WHO to finalise a collaboration agreement and to bring forward a complete, virtual development plan for training for the coming year.