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Exec. Order Aims to Boost U.S. Biotech, Manufacturing

White House, Lafayette Square

An executive order issued by President Joe Biden yesterday seeks to make biotechnology and biomanufacturing a centerpiece of the American economy. . . . → Read More: Exec. Order Aims to Boost U.S. Biotech, Manufacturing

Synthetic Bio Chemicals Start-Up Gains $5M in Early Funds

Brewer's yeast

A new enterprise using digital and synthetic biology to create sustainable chemicals at industrial scale is raising $5 million in pre-seed round funds. . . . → Read More: Synthetic Bio Chemicals Start-Up Gains $5M in Early Funds

Biotechs Discover Antimicrobial Peptide for Food Safety

Harvesting apples

Two biotechnology companies say they discovered a peptide molecule with antimicrobial properties for faster identification and containment of food contamination outbreaks. . . . → Read More: Biotechs Discover Antimicrobial Peptide for Food Safety

Ginkgo Acquires Biomaterials Maker as Industry Consolidates

Digital DNA

A developer of synthetic biology tools and components is acquiring a biological materials developer for its automation assets as the biotechnology industry consolidates. . . . → Read More: Ginkgo Acquires Biomaterials Maker as Industry Consolidates

Intl. Team Studying Antibiotic Overuse in Pigs

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Researchers in Europe and the U.S. are investigating gut processes in pigs to reduce antibiotics commonly used against infections, a source of antibiotic resistance. . . . → Read More: Intl. Team Studying Antibiotic Overuse in Pigs

Ginkgo Acquires Bayer Agricultural Biologics Technology

Iowa cornfield

Synthetic biology developer Ginkgo Bioworks is acquiring agricultural biologics assets from Bayer, transforming the companies’ five-year partnership. . . . → Read More: Ginkgo Acquires Bayer Agricultural Biologics Technology

Biotech Converting CO2 to Food Components Raises $7M

CO2 molecule model

A start-up company creating a process to convert carbon dioxide into food protein elements with microorganisms is raising $7 million in seed funds. . . . → Read More: Biotech Converting CO2 to Food Components Raises $7M

New Industry, Academic Studies Arrive at Space Station

International Space Station

Several experiments from companies and academic labs arrived today at the International Space Station to test effects of microgravity and other conditions. . . . → Read More: New Industry, Academic Studies Arrive at Space Station

Infographic – Most of US Tries Plant Food Alternatives

Chart: Plant-based food consumption

A majority of respondents (58%) said they ate or drank at least one plant-based alternative to meat, fish, or dairy, while 42 percent said they did not. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Most of US Tries Plant Food Alternatives

Plant Science Products Company Raises $6.1M in Early Funds

Quillaja saponaria trunk

A maker of products derived from plants for vaccines and control of crop disease is raising $6.1 million in its first venture funding round. . . . → Read More: Plant Science Products Company Raises $6.1M in Early Funds