The California Biomanufacturing Center (CBC) launches the BioProcess to Product (BioP2P) Network, a program to accelerate the transformation of manufacturing in the United States for the growing bioeconomy.

CBC recognizes the challenges facing this growing sector in bringing products from the lab to commercial scale. Its BioP2P Network will engage the industry broadly to work together to tackle these challenges.

CBC was established in 2020 as a public-private partnership of companies, workforce, and government agencies supporting the growth of biomanufacturing as a high-value, strategic sector. The leadership at CBC has been engaged in the bioeconomy for more than two decades dating back to first-generation industrial enzymes to the current new generation of precision fermentation.

Schmidt Futures, a philanthropic initiative founded by Eric and Wendy Schmidt that bets early on exceptional people solving hard problems in science and society, is supporting the BioP2P Network. CBC is using the Schmidt Futures grant to bring together stakeholders across the United States to foster scale-up for non-biomedical technology developers across the country to move from pilot to commercial production.