Kansas Manufacturing Solutions and BioKansas Partner to Help Kansas Biomanufacturers Prosper
Kansas Manufacturing Solutions and BioKansas announce their new partnership promoting Kansas’ biomanufacturers. This partnership will focus on providing services to biomanufacturers through business development and education that leads to production improvement and advanced manufacturing to increase their competitive advantage.
This partnership comes after a year of working closely together to overcome the unique challenges presented during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this extended partnership, KMS and BioKansas aim to ensure that Kansas biomanufacturers are well positioned to increase productivity and integrate advanced manufacturing technologies to compete in the growing bioscience marketplace.
”We’re looking forward to raising awareness within the bioscience community of the many resources available to the producers of commercially important biomaterials and biomolecules for use in medicines, innovative food and beverage products, medical devices, and materials that they may not be taking advantage of,” said Danica Rome, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at KMS.
Working with BioKansas over the last year has revealed the exceptional power of merging the expertise of KMS in manufacturing and BioKansas in the biosciences to grow and support a rapidly growing industry sector. Partnerships with industry specific experts, such as this one with BioKansas, is one method KMS uses to reach a broader variety of manufacturing industries and promote Kansas manufacturers more efficiently. The partnership allows the partners to strategically and rapidly expand the state’s biomanufacturing industry.
As part of this partnership, BioKansas will expand their programing to include an annual career expo for biomanufacturers to recruit talent, monthly business focused virtual seminars to support leadership at biomanufacturing companies, and professional development webinars for working professionals and the developing workforce so they can excel within their positions as skilled biomanufacturing employees.
“We’re eager to expand upon our incredible partnership with KMS. Together, we can be bolder and more ambitious, allowing us to rapidly scale supports and services for the biomanufacturing community. Given the global demand for biomanufacturing services, expertise, and capacity, this partnership will give our state a distinct competitive advantage to grow the rapidly expanding industry,” said Sonia Hall, President and CEO of BioKansas.