Tag: Biotechnology

Often lost in thought, or lost in the woods. Sometimes both.

Building bricks with biology

Why the pentagon knows me as the guy who carries bricks into meetings

The art of storytelling is as old as stories themselves, but it’s often lost in science and engineering, and we need more in biotech.

Biotechnology against coronavirus

Using Advanced Technologies to Fight Pandemics

A common expression heard in the military is, “we’re always fighting the last war.” In the face of the global response to the COVID-19 crisis, the “last war” was the influenza pandemic of 1918. By Diane DiEuliis, Peter Emanuel, James Giordano, and Alexander Titus Although history provides invaluable lessons, it’s vital to re-examine the issues,…
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Alexander Titus Microbes

Synthetic Biology and National Security: Risks and Opportunities

I had the great opportunity to speak on a panel at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) about the implications for synthetic biology to national security. This was the second part of a two-part series exploring the importance and implications of emerging biotechnology and the changing nature of national and global security. The…
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Regenerative manufacturing is saving lives by working to eliminate the transplant waiting list

Engineering the Heart of America

Every ten minutes someone is added to the organ transplant waiting list in the U.S. That’s 144 new people added to the waiting list every single day. And of the people already on the transplant list, twenty will die every day.  This is because only 1 out of 1000 people die in a manner that…
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Bioindustrial manufacturing innovation institute

Bioindustrial Manufacturing Innovation Institute Proposers’ Day

The Department of Defense has released the dates for the proposers’ day on March 5th, 2020, for the Bioindustrial Manufacturing Innovation Institute (BMII) in support of the U.S. biomanufacturing ecosystem. The full text, a PDF to download, and a link to the announcement can be found below. Proposers’ Day AnnouncementFA8650-20-S-5028Bioindustrial Manufacturing Innovation Institute Bioindustrial Manufacturing…
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Biotechnology & Bioeconomy

Biotech 2020 and the decade of the bioeconomy

Biotechnology is advancing at an unprecedented rate, and Engineered biology, commonly referred to as synthetic biology (SynBio), is taking the world by storm. The bioeconomy, or the economy based on biology and biotechnology, will be a major driver of economic growth over the next decade.

Synthetic Biology Manufacturing Innovation Institute Notice of Intent - Biomanufacturing

Synthetic biology manufacturing innovation institute NOI

The Department of Defense has released a notice of intent (NOI) for a competition in early 2020 for Synthetic Biology Manufacturing Innovation Institute (SynBio MII) in support of the U.S. biomanufacturing ecosystem. The full text, a PDF to download, and a link to the NOI can be found below. NOTICE OF INTENT FEDERAL AGENCY NAME:…
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There is no special set of hackers working away to crack your "cyberbiosecurity"

Defining “Cyberbiosecurity” and why we should stop using the term

The term cyberbiosecurity is rapidly making its way around the internet, academic, and government communities. If you want a silly analogy, you might say its spreading like an emerging infection through various host communities. Specifically, communities with no innate immunity to fight off the misinformation.

Biological Data Science is like picking pink pandas out of a crowd

Biological Data Science and Why Context is King

If I showed you a picture of a cat and told you it was a pink panda bear, would you believe me? How would you go about validating that what I was telling you was actually true? You can do this inherently because you have a built-in network of neurons (not to be confused with…
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