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Algae could feed and fuel planet with aid of new hi-tech tool

Vast quantities of medicines and renewable fuels could be produced by algae using a new gene-editing technique, a study suggests. Scientists have devised a method that could lead to cheap, environmentally friendly ways of making products for use in the [...]

LabGenius Locks Down $3.66m From Top-Tier Investors To Harness Evolution

London, UK – 24 November 2017 London-based synthetic biology startup LabGenius has secured $3.66 million in an oversubscribed seed round. The financing was jointly led by Kindred Capital and Acequia Capital with participation from Backed VC, Beast Ventures, Berggruen Holdings Ltd, and System.One. The round also included former [...]

DSM Expands Strategic Alliance with Amyris and Acquires Brazilian Production Facility from Amyris

HEERLEN, The Netherlands and EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Royal DSM (AEX:DSM.AS), a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials and Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), the industrial bioscience company, today announced that they have enhanced their [...]

Beyond Biofuels: Berkeley Lab Facility a Catalyst for Broader Bio-based Economy

Five years in, the Advanced Biofuels Process Development Unit has established more than 30 diverse partnerships October 17, 2017 - When the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Biofuels Process Development Unit (ABPDU)at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) commenced operations [...]

AMSilk and Interpolymer Announce Production and Distribution Partnership

AMSilk and Interpolymer Announce Production and Distribution Partnership  Planegg, October 18, 2017 - AMSilk GmbH, the world's first industrial supplier of synthetic silk biopolymers, and Interpolymer/Zschimmer & Schwarz GmbH Co. KG Chemische Fabriken, a Germany-based global polymer manufacturer, have strengthened their longtime [...]

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories to Open New Biotechnology Research and Production Center

Kraig Labs to expand its Research Team to support Domestic and International efforts ANN ARBOR, Mich., – October 2, 2017- Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. (OTCQB: KBLB) (“Company”), the leading developer of spider silk based fibers, today announced the Company is [...]