The Centre for Biotechnology was established in 1987 in Anna University with a financial support from Department of Biotechnology, Delhi, University Grants Commission, Delhi and Anna University with an objective:
- To provide educational and training facilities in different areas of Biotechnology
- To carry out fundamental research in the frontier areas of Biotechnology and
- To promote research and consultancy activities in the development of various areas of Biotechnology.
The R&D (SPIC Bioprocess) laboratory at Taramani Campus caters to high technology areas of Biotechnology. It houses state-of the-art facilities to carryout research and development. The Government of India, recognized Biotechnology as an important thrust area in Science and Technology in this fast developing global scenario.