Tag: biotech

Redesigned organelles turn into cell factories for biofuels and vaccines

Redesigned organelles turn into cell factories for biofuels and vaccines

September 2, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, University of Kent researchers in the School of Biosciences teamed up with other university researchers in England to develop a new method that manipulates organelles to create cell factories for biofuels and vaccine production. “To create the reproductive cell factories, the researchers improved on systems within cells that enable the synthesis […]

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Alberta investing up to C$70 million for green energy and biotech challenge

Alberta investing up to C$70 million for green energy and biotech challenge

July 25, 2018 |

In Canada, the Alberta government and Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) are encouraging biotechnology, electricity and sustainable transportation innovators to develop new clean-technology projects to cut their energy costs, while reducing greenhouse gases. Up to C$70 million is available through the Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) Biotechnology, Electricity and Sustainable Transportation (BEST) Challenge. The challenge will help […]

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Open Cell Launches Biotech Labs in Shipping Containers

Open Cell Launches Biotech Labs in Shipping Containers

June 10, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, Open Cell joined forces with regeneration specialist, U+I, and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and SynbiCITE to launch a biolab to offer affordable spaces at the Old Laundry Yard in Shepherd’s Bush Market. A first for London, phase one will provide 20 low cost, start-up studios in shipping containers, […]

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EnobraQ opens up capital, confirms 2nd round of fundraising

EnobraQ opens up capital, confirms 2nd round of fundraising

April 15, 2018 |

In France, Toulouse-based company EnobraQ, which specializes in biotechnology, is strengthening its development and announcing changes in its structure. It notably opens up its capital to three major research structures: INRA, INSA and CNRS and confirms a second round of fundraising in 2 years for a cumulative amount of 4.9 million Euros. Sofinnova Partners, Auriga […]

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New Study Shows Industrial Biotech Set to Drive Jobs and Growth Creation in EU

New Study Shows Industrial Biotech Set to Drive Jobs and Growth Creation in EU

October 6, 2016 |

In Europe, on the 27th September, 2016, EuropaBio launched the findings of a new study at the European Parliament as part of European Biotech Week celebrations across Europe. The Chair of EuropaBio’s Industrial Biotech Council and Managing Board member of Royal DSM, Stephen Tanda made a few comments about the report. He said it is […]

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UK announces R&D funding for biotech including biofuels

UK announces R&D funding for biotech including biofuels

February 17, 2015 |

In the UK, Business Secretary Vince Cable has unveiled the winners of a multi-million-pound competition to bring innovative UK biotechnology projects to market. A total of 23 projects, ranging from making biofuel from household waste to using bacteria to make the building blocks for new medicines, will share almost GBP20 million from the BBSRC-supported Industrial […]

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SCD-iBIO to develop best practices, performance standards for industrial biotech

SCD-iBIO to develop best practices, performance standards for industrial biotech

June 16, 2014 |

In Washington, SCD-iBIO (the Society for the Commercial Development of Industrial Biotechnology) is seeking industry professionals who are interested in helping to develop standardized nomenclature and definitions of terms, recommended practices, guides, test methods, specifications, and performance standards for industrial biotechnology. A subsidiary of SOCMA (the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates), SCD-iBIO strives to […]

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Genedata to debut software for genomic analysis for biotech R&D

Genedata to debut software for genomic analysis for biotech R&D

April 30, 2012 |

In Switzerland, Genedata will debut its new Genedata Selector, which provides a platform for comprehensive genomic analysis (including genotype and phenotype relationships), enabling research across the entire R&D workflow in industrial biotech and specifically biofuels industries. The platform integrates genome data from microbial, fungi, and algae organisms and provides data analysis tools that enable researchers and […]

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160M hectares of biotech crops now planted in EU: report

160M hectares of biotech crops now planted in EU: report

February 10, 2012 |

In Belgium, the ISAAA released a report on the use of biotech crops, stating that approximately 160 million hectares of biotech/GMO crops were planted.  According to the EurActive article, this represents an 8% increase, and the work of 16.7 million farmers spread over 29 countries. ISAAA also reported a more than four-fold increase by farmers […]

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What do next-gen biofuel companies offer the biotech investor ?

What do next-gen biofuel companies offer the biotech investor ?

[ 0 ] September 29, 2010 |

By John Hamer, PhD, Managing Director, Burrill & Company It’s interesting that JMP Healthcare Research’s Lazy Man Morning Notes carried the news of the Amyris IPO.  Biotech investors will probably look seriously at this area, as much of the underlying technology (genomics, synthetic biology etc.) is shared with biotech and the first two companies’ out […]

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