How we do it

Our approach to the manufacture and supply of biologics

What makes Unizima unique?

We bring together the private and public sector to set up local biomanufacturing facilities, and develop the health infrastructure needed for the delivery of life-changing biologics.

Working with pharma companies, governments and NGOs

We can help pharma companies expand and diversify their operations by identifying local biomanufacturing needs and providing an effective strategy to address these.

We also work with governments, non-governmental organizations and health providers, supporting them on the ground as they deploy local healthcare solutions that enable self-sufficiency, increase local knowledge and create jobs.

Managing the licensing process

We provide in-licensing support to help clients gain access to the biological products they need. Together with our clients we develop the business case, and help them to identify the right licensing partners.


Facility set-up and step-by-step technology transfer

Most successful technology transfers occur via backwards integration. Local companies typically start by distributing or packaging a finished biologic product. As they gain experience, a local producer can move back along the value chain. Eventually, and with the right support and training, they can achieve complex drug substance biomanufacture. 


At Unizima we work with clients and partners at every stage of their maturity. We can help to establish packing and distribution protocols, provide modular fill finish facility for drug product production or design and build drug substance facilities with the required quality control labs. 


We also support our clients through the process of transferring the manufacturing operation to local operators ensuring successful consistency of production.



We offer training services to fit the clients’ needs so they can gain specialized bioprocessing knowledge, fast. By offering international training to local partners, we help them to accelerate the technology transfer process. 


Healthcare Infrastructure and biologic autonomy

At Unizima, we believe integrating biomanufacturing and health systems will break the barriers to sustainable healthcare access.

That’s why, working with our strategic partners, we offer health infrastructure solutions. These include diagnostic centers that aid pandemic response and enable the early detection of chronic diseases and specialized care centers for the treatment of cancer and autoimmune diseases. 


This means that a patient in a low-to-middle-income country can be treated locally, with biologics produced locally as part of an integrated health system. 


Contact us to find out more about how we work with our partners and clients.