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2014-01-07 16:25:38

GERMANTOWN, Md., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, announced today that Randal J. Kirk, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Intrexon, will present at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, January 15, at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. About Intrexon CorporationIntrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON) is a leader in synthetic biology focused on collaborating with companies...

2013-12-30 08:26:20

GERMANTOWN, Md., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, announced today that it has entered into a research and development collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation and its affiliate Johnson & Johnson Consumer & Personal Products Worldwide, a division of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., to advance new skin and hair care products. "We look forward to advancing new skin and hair beauty products...

2013-12-17 16:23:54

Dr. Gregory Frost of Halozyme Therapeutics to join as Senior Vice President in January 2014 to Further Drive Innovative Product Development GERMANTOWN, Md., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, today announced the appointment of Dr. Gregory Frost, currently Chief Executive Officer of Halozyme Therapeutics (Nasdaq: HALO), to head Intrexon's Health Sector, reporting to RJ Kirk. Dr. Frost's appointment with Intrexon will be...

2013-11-19 16:49:06

As the Do-It-Yourself Biology (DIYbio) community has grown, so have concerns among media and policymakers about these science enthusiasts’ ability to wield DNA and manipulate life. In 2009, for example, a Wall Street Journal headline summed up the popular misconception: “In Attics and Closets, ‘Biohackers’ Discover their Inner Frankenstein.” But in a first-ever survey of DIYbio practitioners (DIYers), the Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for...

2013-11-18 08:30:07

GERMANTOWN, Md., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, today announced the appointments of Vice President, Business Development for Europe and Asia Peter Seufer-Wasserthal, Ph.D., and Chief Information Officer Dana Di Ferdinando, effective immediately. Intrexon Chief Operating Officer Krish Krishnan welcomed Ms. Di Ferdinando and Dr. Seufer-Wasserthal: "We are excited to have Ms. Di Ferdinando and Dr. Seufer-Wasserthal join...

Recreating Alien DNA On Earth
2013-10-07 12:50:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The man who helped map the human genome says that scientists will one day be able to use 3D printing technology to create alien life forms on Earth. Dr Craig Venter wrote in his latest book "Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life" that scientists could design basic organisms in the future based on alien life forms by using a robotically controlled genome sequencing unit. Venter created the...

2013-10-02 08:29:42

BioPop's "LIVA" Art Concept Harnesses Bio-Palette of Living Organisms GERMANTOWN, Md. and CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, announced today the formation of a new "Living Arts" subsidiary called Biological & Popular Culture, Inc. (BioPop). BioPop's team of innovative scientists and creative designers, enabled by the synthetic biology engineering technology of Intrexon, aims to create new bio-diverse...

2013-07-30 16:25:46

CALGARY, July 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Genome Alberta is pleased to be a major sponsor of the iGEM teams at the University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and the University of Lethbridge and encourages other research organizations to join us. iGEM is the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition that started off as a local competition at MIT in Boston and has grown to include 245 teams from around the world. University students and faculty advisors give up their summer...

Bacteria Batteries
2013-07-17 12:48:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Students at Germany's University of Bielefeld are using the bacteria Escherichia coli to help construct a bio-battery. Ten students have been spending their free time in the laboratory in order to construct the bio-battery as their entry into this year's international Genetically Engineered Machine competition (iGEM) at MIT. The team is using the bacteria to convert glucose into energy. "There is an ever-increasing demand for...

2013-07-07 23:01:27

Transparency Market Research published new "Synthetic Biology Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Growth, Share And Forecast 2012 - 2018" market research report to its report store. Browse the report; visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/synthetic-biology-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 07, 2013 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Synthetic Biology Market, Global Industry Analysis, Size, Growth, Share and...