San Diego-based Cellibre joined the Bioindustrial Manufacturing and Design Ecosystem (BioMADE), a Department of Defense-initiated manufacturing innovation institute focused on advancing bioindustrial manufacturing across the U.S.

BioMADE membership includes a network of large corporations, startups, universities, and not-for-profit research organizations.

“Cellibre’s mission is completely aligned with BioMADE to not only ensure people and planet benefit from sustainable manufacturing, but also to ensure the United States wins in biomanufacturing innovation,” said Scott Zingheim, CFO at Cellibre. “We have always had the goal of doing our manufacturing here at home and look forward to collaborating with BioMADE and its member organizations to advance the development and commercialization of our organism-agnostic approach to make products better, cheaper, and more securely.”

The White House announced funding of more than $2 billion to launch the National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative to lower prices, create jobs, strengthen supply chains, improve health outcomes, and reduce carbon emissions. BioMADE also provides its members with opportunities for access to federal funding, industry collaboration, and broader engagement in supporting the development of biomanufacturing technologies to strengthen U.S. bioindustrial competitiveness, says a BioMADE spokesperson.

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