The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL)
The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) is a public-private partnership dedicated to advancing manufacturing innovation and workforce development in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. NIIMBL is one of the 16 institutes in the Manufacturing USA network with the goal of maintaining America’s leadership in manufacturing. NIIMBL is funded through a $70 million cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and leverages additional commitments from its partners, including universities and small and large companies. NIIMBL partners with universities, industries, federal agencies, and non-profit organizations to accelerate biopharmaceutical manufacturing innovation, support the development of standards that enable more efficient and rapid manufacturing, and educate and train a world-leading biopharmaceutical manufacturing workforce to advance U.S. competitiveness in the industry. NC State University is a Tier 1 academic partner of NIIMBL, which allows it to secure grants for an unlimited number of projects.