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DuPont Pioneer Unveils Its First Product Developed Through CRISPR-Cas

On April 18, 2016, DuPont Pioneer announced waxy corn hybrids as their first commercial agricultural product developed through the application of CRISPR-Cas enabled advanced breeding technology. DuPont Pioneer is a world leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetic, providing [...]

By | April 27th, 2016|Agriculture, Food, News|

Rewriting DNA: Big Returns from Gene Editing

Imagine cutting and pasting genes in DNA, just like editing a document. CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology does just that. Dubbed “the biggest biotech discovery of the century” supporters of CRISPR call out benefits such as potential cures for diseases like cancer, malaria, [...]

By | April 14th, 2016|Agriculture, BioPharma & Healthcare, Food, News, Therapeutics|

Harvest Capital Strategies Raises $245M Fund for Companies Utilizing Tools of Intrexon

Harvest Capital Strategies announced Tuesday that it has raised $245 million to specifically finance companies utilizing the synthetic biology tools of Intrexon Corporation. This is big news for Intrexon, whose subsidiaries and their genetically modified products have been prominent in [...]

Synthetic Biology’s Hidden Gems

Thanks to advances in DNA synthesis, sequencing, and manipulation, the engineering of novel biological systems is more feasible than ever, and many low-hanging fruit ripe for disruption have been enabled by powerful new genetic technologies. In the coming years we [...]

Innovation to Tackle Climate Change and Feed a Growing Population: Commercializing Synthetic Biology

Around the world, manufacturers make everyday products, from food to containers to fabrics, using processes and ingredients developed decades to centuries ago. These manufacturing systems have enabled impressive economic growth and raised the global standard of living. But as the [...]

From BIOtech to bioTECH: Meet Serial Entrepreneur Randal Kirk, CEO of Intrexon

There will be a lot of synthetic biologists at the upcoming conference, and a lot of entrepreneurs hoping to scale their company to greatness and riches (often these two are combined into the same person). It is, however, a difficult [...]