Tag: Synthetic Biology

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Exploring the world of synthetic biology and designer viruses with Andrew Hessel on Titus Talks

Exploring the world of synthetic biology and designer viruses – with Andrew Hessel

The biotechnology industry is booming, and synthetic biology is the hottest topic of the decade. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Andrew Hessel and chatting about SynBio and the world of designer viruses. In today’s world, COVID-19 dominates the discussion about viruses, but in reality, there are countless opportunities to use viruses as…
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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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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.

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