BioPharma Mission

India needs to take firm steps quickly towards achieving its target of $100 billion Biotech Industry by 2025 and capturing 5% of the Global Biopharmaceutical market share if Indian biopharmaceuticals Industry needs to be globally competitive over the next decade. The health standards of India’s population can be transformed only through affordable product development. Therefore, there is an immediate need to consolidate efforts to promote product discovery, translational research and early stage manufacturing in the country to ensure inclusive innovation.

Towards strengthening the emerging biotechnology enterprise in India, Department of Biotechnology (DBT) Ministry of Science & Technology has initiated the Mission Program entitled “Industry-Academia Collaborative Mission for Accelerating Discovery Research to Early Development for Biopharmaceuticals - Innovate in India (i3) Empowering biotech entrepreneurs & accelerating inclusive innovation” (“Program”).Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) setup by DBT is the implementing Agency of i3 Program through a dedicated Program Management Unit (PMU). The National Biopharma Mission has been approved by the Cabinet for implementation in May 2017 with a total cost US$ 250 million which is co-funded World Bank 50%.

This Mission is designed in a manner in which it addresses the key components of the Vision outlined in the National Missions like “Make in India” and “Start up India” and also aims to take forward the commitments made by DBT in the National Biotechnology Development Strategy.


To enable and nurture an ecosystem for preparing India’s technological and product development capabilities in biopharmaceuticals

  • Development of product leads that are at advanced stages of the product development lifecycle and relevant to the public health need in vaccine, biosimilar and medical devices & diagnostics.
  • Establishing and strengthening shared infrastructure facilities for product development and validation. These would be for all products being developed.
  • Developing human capital by providing specific trainings to address the critical skills gap across the product development value chain.
  • Creating and enhancing technology transfer and intellectual property management capacities and capabilities

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Contacts Concerned Officer for more information

Mission DirectorDr Kavia Singh, BIRAC
Programme HeadDr Alka Sharma, Scientist G
Phone : 011-24363699
Programme OfficerDr.Jyoti Malik Logani, Scientist E
Phone : 011-24362329