About Emilia Díaz

Bioentrepreneur, writer and speaker. Founder of Kaitek Labs, one of the first synbio companies in her native Chile. Singularity University alumn. Currently blogs for Synbiobeta and Nature Biotechnology.

The Rise Of The Robot Scientist

Like it or not, robots are already ingrained in our everyday life. Their presence is not obvious because they don’t exactly look like Asimov’s creations, since instead of pursuing humaniform robots, we seem to have unanimously chosen to pursue those [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Cloud Laboratories / Automation , Industry Providers, News|

The Bio Side of Big Data: Mimetics Uncovers Hidden Patterns In Agbio, Food and Pharma

  With biotechnology’s ever-accelerating pace, comes the ever-increasing data overload that most of us have been both hoping for and dreading. The more the better, one would think, but information can become unmanageable impressively fast, enough for key data to [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|CAD Tools, Industry Providers, News, Press Releases|

James Collins To Keynote At SynBioBeta SF 2017

There’s a new addition to the list of reasons why you can’t miss SynBioBeta SF 2017, this coming October: synthetic and systems biology pioneer Jim Collins will be keynoting at the event. Collins is Termeer Professor of Bioengineering in the [...]

By | June 9th, 2017|News|

“Selling Half-baked Cakes” – by Emilia Díaz, Founder of Kaitek Labs

Originally posted in emiliadiaz.cl as part of the Life as a Rebel series. If you ask any serious investor what’s the most important thing a startup can do they’re likely to mention three things: sell, sell and sell. IT based [...]

By | June 9th, 2017|News|

Living Ink Raises Funds From Colorado’s AIA for Sustainable Algal Ink

If you’re the kind of person who still enjoys reading on paper rather than on screen, the next book you read might be printed with algae. Living Ink, a Colorado-based company, has just secured funding from Colorado’s Advanced Industries Accelerator [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Consumer Products & Manufacturing, News|

Show Me the Money: 5 Biotech-Ready VCs

Investing in biotech is like eating your greens and waking up at 6 in the morning to go to the gym. Everyone knows it’s the way to go, and yet most don’t actually do it. Biotech has rapidly gained more [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Financial Services, Industry Support, News|