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Whitepaper

PHA: plastic the way nature intended?

8th May 2018

Our whitepaper looks at the potential of PHA bioplastics in the food service industry. We've designed a range of sustainable, biodegradable plastic products, all served up on a bioplastic tray...

  • Industrial design
  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation
  • Synthetic biology
Opinion

CAR-T on the NHS - great potential, big challenges

5th September 2018

News that the NHS will offer CAR-T therapy is welcome but big challenges lie ahead in making it available to a all patients. New automated manufacturing processes are essential to bring down the price and ensure the benefits of CAR-T therapy become reality...

  • Sensing
  • Synthetic biology
Infographic

Bioplastics: versatile alternatives to conventional polymers

26th April 2018

Following the proposed ban on plastic straws and cotton buds in England, our new infographic shows how versatile bioplastics could help.

  • Industrial design
  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation
  • Synthetic biology
Opinion

A biodesigned world: what are we waiting for?

26th April 2018

The emerging field of biodesign has famously led to apples that do not go brown, meat burgers that don’t require livestock and spider-less silk. Biodesign is also widely harnessed to develop life-changing drugs, create...

  • Innovation management
  • Strategic advice
  • Synthetic biology
Opinion

Finding bugs fast: microbial testing for cell and gene therapy

13th April 2018

I’ve just got back to the office from a very interesting workshop looking to address the challenge of delivering rapid microbial testing in cell and gene products...

  • Sensing
  • Synthetic biology
Vlog

Translating synbio’s technical progress into business growth

11th April 2018

Earlier this year, we hosted a thought-leadership workshop for leaders and influencers in synthetic biology, to discuss the challenges facing the industry, and what new tools...

  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice
  • Synthetic biology
Whitepaper

Building the business of biodesign

27th March 2018

Synthetic biology remains nascent, yet full of promise. The idea of using rational engineering approaches to design biology has the potential to solve some of humanity’s biggest challenges, such as securing food supplies...

  • Innovation management
  • Product realisation
  • Strategic advice
  • Synthetic biology
Opinion

Industrial biotech - fear, doubt and saving the world

4th October 2017

As part of Cambridge Consultants’ Synthetic Biology initiative, we attended the Commercialising Industrial Biotechnology conference in San Diego

  • Synthetic biology
Opinion

Synthetic biology start-ups in the UK – going from strength to strength

18th July 2017

SynbiCITE's UK Synbio Start-up Survey 2017 is a chance to recap the most exciting developments in British Synthetic Biology. The launch later this week of SynbiCITE's UK Synbio Start-up Survey 2017 is...

  • Synthetic biology
Opinion

Liquid biopsy shows great promise for cancer diagnostics

18th July 2017

Francis Crick Institute presents evidence of the ability of liquid biopsy to detect the presence of minute samples of circulating tumour DNA

  • Synthetic biology
Opinion

Reflections on cell-free synthetic biology

17th May 2017

Cell-free synthetic biology is a young but burgeoning sub-field of synthetic biology and has seen rapid and exciting progress in recent years. As the name implies, cell-free synthetic biology involves the implementation...

  • Synthetic biology
Interface

Doctor, I shrunk the robot…

15th May 2017

Surgical robots today are large and unwieldy – which causes a number of challenges in the operating theatre.

If the robot can be made smaller, many of the current limitations disappear. The trick is how to reduce size without sacrificing performance. We believe it’s possible…

  • Synthetic biology