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Biotech Training is a Challenge

One of the ongoing challenges in the biomanufacturing industry is an ongoing labor shortage. The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) is a public–private partnership that was founded in 2017 to study, highlight, and address the challenges in the industry. In 2022, they published a study in which they surveyed manufacturers across the United States and found the talent shortage to be ubiquitous.2 While the shortage is felt across all levels of biomanufacturing organizations, it is striking that only 42% of job postings for manufacturing associates required a bachelor’s degree.

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