Our Three-fold Mission

Biotechnology is technology derived from biology through the application of biochemical principles at the molecular level. The CBB aspires to be a global leader in the advancement of biotechnology as well as to be the centerpiece of biotechnology at the University of Iowa.

The Center’s three-fold mission is to:

  1. Drive biotechnology innovations by expanding knowledge in the biocatalytic sciences,
  2. Commercialize biotechnology by creating industrial scale bioprocesses for the biomanufacturing of protein products of research and commercial value, and
  3. Enhance the bioeconomy of the State of Iowa and the Nation.

The CBB’s overall philosophy is consonant with the University's core values of creativity, community, excellence, inclusion, and integrity. The Center’s overriding objective is to provide a) leadership, b) administrative and financial support, c) bioprocessing expertise and facilities, and d) a committed university-wide faculty consortium. Our goal is to foster world-class education and training, research and scholarship, and wide-ranging technology transfer activities.