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Ecovative Announces MycoFlex TM, the Next-Generation Mycelium Biofabrication Platform

The biomaterials company is launching its newest platform at SynBioBeta 2018; new mycelium platform supports applications in apparel, beauty, food and medtech. Troy, New York, October 2, 2018--Ecovative, the New York-based biomaterials company, today announced the launch of MycoFlexTM, its [...]

Ecovia Renewables Awarded $500,000 Phase IIB NSF Grant to Develop High-Performing and Eco-Friendly Superabsorbent Biopolymers

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, September 17, 2018— Ecovia Renewables Inc. announced today that the company was awarded a $500,000 Phase IIB Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to expand the scope of their current NSF [...]

Why is global aeronautics leader Airbus partnering with synthetic biology startup AMSilk?

“When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.” - African Proverb For the nearly five decades, industries from the automotive to sporting goods to aerospace have been utilizing carbon fiber as a means to produce faster, lighter, and [...]

AMSilk Announces Partnership with Airbus to Develop the Next Generation of Composite Fibers for Lightweight, High-Performance Planes

Leading aerospace company and advanced biopolymers producer partner to develop the first composite material made of bionic high-performance Biosteel® fiber. Biosteel® fiber is identical in molecular composition to spider silk, a material known for its strength, flexibility and lightweight [...]

Lygos Raises $15.5 Million to Accelerate Delivery of Clean and Sustainable Biology-Based Performance Materials

BERKELEY, Calif., July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lygos, Inc. (Lygos), a leading biotechnology company focused on creating new biology based products, today announced the closing of a $15.5 million Series B financing led by IA Ventures and First [...]

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 [...]