Marianna Limas

About Marianna Limas

Marianna plays a critical role in displaying and communicating SynBioBeta’s message to the world. She orchestrates our user’s website experience, newsletter, and manages SynBioBeta’s social media presence. Marianna is a data guru and manages our Innovation Network’s database.

News Digest #229 – $85.4 m for Sutro, $23 m for Mammoth Biosciences, Peter Thiel + Wild Earth, CRISPR crops hurdles and space bioprinters

By | August 1st, 2018|News Digest, Synthetic Biology News|

News Digest #227 – Meet Azitra and the skin microbiome. Newco A-Alpha Bio, Lygos’ $15.5M and Inscripta’s new patents

By | July 19th, 2018|News Digest, Synthetic Biology News|

News Digest #226 (July 11, 2018) – Food 2.0, Manus Bio’s $19.4M Series A, Synthace expands UK presence, and more

By | July 12th, 2018|News Digest|

Checkerspot raises $5M to bring new high performance sustainable materials from microalgae

For millennia, civilization has depended on a handful of  plant oils for food, medicine, and agriculture, including canola, soy, peanut, coconut, palm, corn, sunflower, and olive oil. Today, these same natural triglyceride vegetable oils serve as the building blocks for [...]

Learning from Nature to Develop new Organisms that Replace Technology with Biology

This week we interviewed Jason Kelly, CEO and Co-Founder of Ginkgo Bioworks, who will be giving a keynote talk at SynBioBeta SF 2017 on October 3rd. Ginkgo recently announced the creation of a new company with Bayer, with a $100M [...]

Synthetic Biology and Immunotherapy to Bring More Effective Cell Therapies for Cancer

For years, the foundations of cancer treatment were chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy. But over the past several years, progress with therapies that collect and use a patient’s own immune cells to attack tumors (in other words, immunotherapy) have greatly [...]