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Synthetic Biology Expands Its Tool Kit

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Blogging on today’s Synthetic Biology “Tools of the Trade” session at the BIO International Convention is a little bit like competing in the All-England Summarize Proust Competition. But here goes. The synthetic biology field is predicated on the design, build, test, learn cycle. And each of the companies in today’s session has developed a new tool within that cycle. Transcriptic, for instance, has developed a tool that enables reproducible experiments by automating the build function Read More >

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#BIOWC16 Closes: Recap and Highlights

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The 2016 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology drew around 907 industry leaders  from 529 companies, 32 countries and 31 states, as well as the District of Columbia. This year BIO had around 64 academics attend, a large increase from prior conferences. The World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology hosted more than 1,961 partnering meetings, nearly a 40% increase from the 2015 BIO World Congress!  “For the first time, this year’s BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology brought together Read More >

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#BIOWC16: An Overview of the Synthetic Biology Track

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Design. Build. Test. Learn. That has been the mantra for companies presenting in the Synthetic Biology track at the 13th annual BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. Synthetic biology is an extension of the continuum of innovation in genetic engineering. This emerging field of research, development and commercialization of new biotechnology products applies the rigor of traditional engineering and computer science to life science applications. One of the first sessions of the World Congress adopted Read More >

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#BIOWC16 Exhibition Hall to Feature NSF SBIR Companies

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BIO’s partnership with the National Science Foundation (NSF) will feature Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funded early-stage industrial biotech companies at BIO’s 13thAnnual World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology.  This year’s conference will be held April 17-20, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. “BIO and NSF have established a great public/private partnership, which first debuted at the 2013 BIO Investor Forum and will now be showcased at the 2016 BIO World Congress on Read More >

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J. Craig Venter, Ph.D to Receive the 2016 BIO George Washington Carver Award

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BIO has officially named Dr. J. Craig Venter as the recipient of its 2016 George Washington Carver Award for innovation in industrial biotechnology. The award honors the legacy of George Washington Carver, who was one of the founding fathers of the chemurgy movement, a branch of applied chemistry focused on manufacturing industrial products from raw agricultural materials. Industrial biotechnology is the modern-day equivalent of Carver’s vision for chemurgy, and the annual award honors an individual for carrying Read More >

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