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Synthetic Biology Products: Cost Competitive and Performance Driven

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The Monday morning BIO World Congress session, commanded an overcrowded and enthusiastic attendance, and one of the few times where presentations involved the importance of synthetic biology technology for the production of consumer products, which drew more attention than ever before. The session was kicked off by the CEO of Modular Genetics, Kevin Jarrell, who spoke about the production of glycinate an ultra-mild surfactant made by using engineered microorganism which converted underutilized agricultural waste material into useful renewable chemicals found Read More >

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Risks and Benefits from Synbio Processes

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At this Wednesday morning BIO World Congress session, Thomas Ishoey, VP at Synthetic Genomics gave an overview of applying synthetic biology towards the development of proprietary synthetic routes, and key genes/pathways for strain development of enzymes and renewable chemicals. The benefits include, creating proprietary pathways and discovery and engineering of new to the world molecules, their activities and allowing scalable, robust routes, and cost parity to incumbent technologies. Some challenges mentioned were based on aerobic metabolism, low biomass Read More >

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Biotech Companies Find Solutions through Synthetic Biology

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Several small companies presented their business models and milestones in the New and Innovative Technological Advances breakout session during the opening day of BIO’s World Congress. Each of the companies started out seeking an alternative to petroleum as a raw material for plastics and other polymers used in everyday household products. Additionally, these companies were united in finding unique solutions to scientific challenges through synthetic biology approaches. Eric Althoff, CBO of ten-year-old Arzeda, described his Read More >

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The Many Definitions of Synthetic Biology

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Today, June 16, 2015, attendees had access to several robust sessions during our Industrial & Environmental program at BIO 2015. Panelists during the second breakout session, Industrial Biotech’s Mighty Microbes Provide Cleaner and Greener Future, discussed where we came from and where we are today with the technologies to improve how everyday products are made. Specifically, the panel spoke on how they or their companies have used synthetic biology to make better and greener products for consumers. Kevin Read More >

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Canada’s Premier Organization for R&D Will Make its Mark at BIO World Congress

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BIO is very excited to announce that the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) will be attending our 2015 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology to be held in Montréal, Canada on July 19-22, 2015. The NRC will be participating in several breakout sessions concerning the environmental and economic sustainability of Canadian biomass. BIO is honored to have key leaders from the NRC speak on behalf of this topic in a special breakout session titled Generating Read More >

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