Andras Forgacs: Design And Biofabrication Is Revolutionizing Materials

As part of our new book “What’s Your Bio Strategy?” we’ve interviewed dozens of entrepreneurs, business leaders and academics working on synthetic biology. The following is an excerpt from one of those interviews. To find out when the book goes on sale subscribe to our newsletter here.   When you look at the synthetic biology community, there are companies manufacturing genes, developing computational tools, and creating cloud labs and automation tools. Others are engineering organisms and developing applications using living materials. The definition includes companies that use biology to fabricate things – biofabrication companies. Brooklyn-based Modern Meadow grew out of the ground-breaking tissue and organ printing company,...

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Why You’ll Soon Be Using Synthetic Biology to Manufacture Everything

Image: The Factory of Love | Fajar P. Domingo | Source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/338755203205216484/ As part of our new book “What’s Your Bio Strategy?” we’ve interviewed dozens of entrepreneurs, business leaders and academics working on synthetic biology. The following is an excerpt from one of those interviews. To find out when the book goes on sale subscribe to our newsletter here. The bioeconomy is much bigger than recombinant insulin or genetically modified corn. Increasingly, ordinary industries outside medicine or agriculture will be transformed through the adoption of biological technologies… Intense small scale innovation, coupled with biotechnology, has allowed microbrewers to gain a share of the beer market and be...

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Andrew Hessel: Engineering Living Organisms Could Be the World’s Biggest Industry

As part of our new book “What’s Your Bio Strategy?” we’ve interviewed dozens of entrepreneurs, business leaders and academics working on synthetic biology. The following is an excerpt from one of those interviews. To find out when the book goes on sale subscribe to our newsletter here. Andrew Hessel is a futurist at the forefront of synthetic biology. Trained in microbiology and genetics, he helps industry, academics and authorities better understand changes in the life sciences. He serves as the Distinguished Researcher with Autodesk Life Sciences. Andrew is one of the founders of Genome Project-write, an open, international project overseeing the engineering and testing of large genomes...

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Imagining How Biotechnology Will Impact Our Everyday Lives with Rodrigo Martinez

As part of our new book “What’s Your Bio Strategy?” we’ve interviewed dozens of entrepreneurs, business leaders and academics working on synthetic biology. The following is an excerpt from one of those interviews. To find out when the book goes on sale subscribe to our newsletter here. John Cumbers: How do you think cities and our everyday lives will change as biology becomes an integral part of our everyday lives? Rodrigo Martinez: I’m always asking myself, how do we create the mindsets that allow us to imagine the products and services that people will be using everyday as a result of the different types biotechs? If I...

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