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World Championship For Biotech Startup Won By Students
2012-11-23 13:01:08

University of Alberta A student group from the University of Alberta won first place at an international competition after discovering a way to turn waste paper into valuable chemicals. Nine students from the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science won the entrepreneurship category of the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The students developed plans for a startup biotech company called Upcycled...

“Bio-bots” Making Tracks In Synthetic Biology
2012-11-15 19:37:10

University of Illinois They´re soft, biocompatible, about 7 millimeters long — and, incredibly, able to walk by themselves. Miniature “bio-bots” developed at the University of Illinois are making tracks in synthetic biology. Designing non-electronic biological machines has been a riddle that scientists at the interface of biology and engineering have struggled to solve. The walking bio-bots demonstrate the Illinois team´s ability to forward-engineer...

Bielefeld Students In The Top ‘Sweet Sixteen’ In Boston
2012-11-07 12:31:06

Bielefeld University Bielefeld students on a par with teams from international elite universities Months of painstaking work in the laboratory at Bielefeld University℠s Center for Biotechnology (CeBiTec) have paid off: the 15 students participating in this year´s ℠international Genetically Engineered Machine competition´ (iGEM) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have good reason to celebrate. The goal of their project was to develop a biological...

2012-09-17 10:23:36

LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), a privately held company developing and commercializing genomic-driven solutions to solve a range of global challenges, today announced they have purchased from Febit Holding GmbH the worldwide rights to three families of patents and patent applications related to key synthetic genomic technologies. All related know-how, equipment and technical support for implementation, were also purchased. This newly acquired...

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2012-09-07 19:39:32

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For children under five years old, diarrheal disease is the second largest cause of death.  This disease kills as many as 1.5 million children globally every year according to the World Health Organization (WHO).  These horrifying statistics led a group of undergraduate students from Arizona State University to develop a low cost biosensor — a simple device that would detect contaminated water. The device design...

2012-08-21 02:26:11

ALBANY, New York, August 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research (http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com) "Synthetic Biology Market, Global Industry Analysis, Size, Growth, Share and Forecast, 2012 - 2018 [http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/synthetic-biology-market.html ]", global Synthetic biology market was worth USD 1,537.5 million in 2011. The market grew to a value of USD 2,120 million in 2012, and is...

2012-08-08 02:27:17

ROCKVILLE, Md. and SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE Amex: SYN), a developer of synthetic biologics and innovative medicines for unmet medical needs, and Intrexon Corporation (Intrexon), a synthetic biology company that utilizes its proprietary technologies to provide control over cellular function, today entered into a second worldwide exclusive channel collaboration through which Synthetic Biologics intends to develop and commercialize a series of...

Library of Genetic Circuits Developed For Scientific Functions
2012-08-03 13:24:55

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For about a dozen years, synthetic biologists have been working on designing genetic circuits to perform novel functions such as manufacturing new drugs, producing fuel or even programming the suicide of cancer cells. Many factors have to be controlled for this dream to become a reality. Scientists have to gain control over complex genetic and cellular components, including genes and the regulatory proteins, called transcription...

2012-07-16 14:06:15

Some progress being made Federal agencies have started taking steps to address the recommendations in a 2010 report from the presidential bioethics commission to improve the governance of synthetic biology research and development, though the government has not fully addressed any of the report recommendations, according to a scorecard tracking the efforts. The Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars launched the web-based Synthetic Biology...

2012-07-16 06:23:14

Some Progress Being Made WASHINGTON, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal agencies have started taking steps to address the recommendations in a 2010 report from the presidential bioethics commission to improve the governance of synthetic biology research and development, though the government has not fully addressed any of the report recommendations, according to a scorecard tracking the efforts. The Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for...