Food and Biomedical Technology Institute (FBTI)

About FBTI

The Food and Biomedical Technology Institute (FBTI) carries out research and development (R & D) in the areas of food technology, industrial biotechnology and applied chemistry.

Objectives

  • To develop and reduce to practice technologies and processes that will lead to the setting-up of industries in the food, pharmaceutical and biochemical sectors.
  • To adopt and adapt new technologies in the food and biomedical industries.
  • To provide technical consultancy and training services to industries in the food, chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical sectors.
  • To offer research and analytical services to the food, chemical, pharmaceutical and biomedical industries.

Projects

Current Research Projects
Production of broad spectrum parasiticide – avermectins: The project is aimed at developing and adapting biotechnological processes for the production of avermectin-based drugs. Phase one of this project is aimed at producing a broad-spectrum parasiticide for use in the veterinary field.

Microbial Culture Production: The project is aimed at developing microbial starter cultures for use in the food industry and microbial cultures for use in bioremediation and treatment of industrial waste.

For Further Information Contact:
The Director, FBTI
Tel: + 263-4-860321/9
Email: fbti@sirdc.ac.zw

Project Highlights

SIRDAMAIZE 113

 

SIRDC Foundry

 

SIRDC Training Courses

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