The open access equipment centres fill a UK-wide gap in scale up facilities at the technical demonstration scale of 1 – 100 litres. Following a significant investment, IBioIC are able to offer a fee for service facility to help companies.

"3f bio have been operating within the RBPC facility for several months delivering our Proof of Concept programme whilst commissioning the equipment and operating systems. Operating on the scale range of 1 to 15 litres allows us to both deliver Proof of Concept demonstration and develop a 2 year forward plan to use the facility as a  commercial development base." David Ritchie, 3f bio

IBioIC is part of BioPilotsUK, the alliance of open access biorefining centres.