There is a lot more to building a facility than equipment and walls. Creating national and regional health capacity in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) requires a range of stakeholders to work together. Few international organizations have the know-how, human resources, and commitment to make this happen.
Building on a groupwide project to support turnkey transfer and distributed manufacturing, Univercells invested into its capabilities and capacity to support the creation of new biomanufacturing sites, especially those in LMICs. This led to the launch of a dedicated business to work with partners to establish their own facilities.
Univercells is now working with governments and stakeholders across Africa and other LMICs to support their biomanufacturing autonomy objectives. We developed an endto-end offering including strategic advice, facility design, set up, project and program management, tech transfer and workforce training. Our teams are committed to be on-the-ground, making it happen. We now have people in Senegal, Rwanda, Ecuador and Mexico.
By working on the ground to implement local biomanufacturing solutions, and linking them to robust, practical healthcare systems, we are dismantling an important barrier to better health and prosperity and enable self-sufficiency, increase local knowledge and create jobs.