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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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Misinformation Is Poisoning the Environment for Synthetic Biology

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Friends of the Earth, Center for Food Safety and the ETC Group (or Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration) have launched a campaign to frighten consumers and consumer product companies about synthetic biology. The groups are following a well-worn campaign formula, threatening individual consumer product companies with boycotts to force them to abandon biotechnology. The groups’ campaign has resulted in some inconsistent advice for consumers. Friends of the Earth recently advocated the use of palm oil in Read More >

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Synthetic Biology: The Sword in the Stone to Defeat Devastating Diseases

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On July 17th, 2014 the House held a hearing titled: Subcommittee on Research and Technology Hearing – Policies to Spur Innovative Medical Breakthroughs from Laboratories to Patients Witnesses Dr. Harold Varmus, Director, National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) *(Really liked your DNA tie!) Dr. Marc Tessier-Lavigne, President and Carson Family Professor, Laboratory of Brain Development and Repair, The Rockefeller University Dr. Jay Keasling, Hubbard Howe Jr. Distinguished Professor of Biochemical Read More >

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