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So far Marianna Limas has created 26 blog entries.

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 [...]

By | September 22nd, 2017|BioPharma & Healthcare, News, Therapeutics|

Meet Laura Adam, an Expert in Design Automation in Synthetic Biology

This week we interviewed Laura Adam, who will be speaking in the Computation and Synthetic Biology session (Sponsored by Amazon Web Services) at SynBioBeta SF 2017. She is an expert in the field of synthetic biology design automation and has [...]

By | September 22nd, 2017|CAD Tools, Industry Providers, News|

A New Enzymatic Approach to DNA Synthesis Could be the Next Breakthrough in Synthetic Biology

The Molecular Assemblies story began more than 30 years ago when Dr. J. William Efcavitch and Curt Becker recognized the limitations of the chemical-based method of DNA synthesis.  The process relies on harsh chemicals that both damage the DNA and [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|DNA Synthesis, Industry Providers, News|

New Bioinspired Materials: Why AMSilk is Betting on Bioengineered Silk Polymers

Scientists have tried to mass-produce spider silk for decades with little success. As a naturally occurring supermaterial, spider silk is strong, extendible, lightweight, biodegradable, flexible, biocompatible, and can be processed into different formats, including 3D structures. Unlocking the secret to [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|Biomaterials, Consumer Products & Manufacturing, News|

From Fish Stem Cells to Sustainable Seafood – The Story of Finless Foods

More and more companies are beginning to harvest animal products from cell cultures instead of animals themselves as a way to provide affordable and sustainable food to a growing population, while also tackling issues such as greenhouse gases emissions, overfishing [...]

By | September 20th, 2017|Consumer Products & Manufacturing, Food, News|

From the Lab to the Marketplace: Creating Business Opportunities for Synthetic Biologists

This week we interviewed James Hallinan, Business Development Manager of Synthetic Biology at Cambridge Consultants, who will be speaking in the session What’s Your Bio-Strategy? (sponsored by Ginkgo Bioworks) at SynBioBeta SF 2017 on October 3rd. With a strong commercial [...]

By | September 20th, 2017|Industry Support, News, Science and Beyond|