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  • RoboMoClo: A Robotics-Assisted Modular Cloning Framework for Multiple Gene Assembly in Biofoundry 2 March, 2022 Posted in: Publication - Dong Hun Kang, Sung Cheon Ko, Yu Been Heo, Hyun Jeong Lee, Han Min Woo Abstract Efficient and versatile DNA assembly frameworks have had an impact on promoting synthetic biology to build complex biological systems. To accelerate system development, laboratory automation (or biofoundry) provides an opportunity to construct organisms and DNA assemblies via computer-aided design.
  • A high-throughput pipeline for scalable kit-free RNA extraction 6 December, 2021 Posted in: Publication - Ping Han, Maybelle K. Go, Jeng Yeong Chow, Bo Xue, Yan Ping Lim, Michael A. Crone, Marko Storch, Paul S. Freemont & Wen Shan Yew Given the global over-reliance on commercial, kit-based RNA extraction in the molecular diagnoses of infectious diseases such as SARS-CoV-2, past challenges in the event of supply chain disruptions have hindered testing capacity in times of need. Apart from supply
  • Building Biofoundry India: challenges and path forward 21 July, 2021 Posted in: Publication - Binay Panda, Pawan K Dhar Abstract Biofoundry is a place where biomanufacturing meets automation. The highly modular structure of a biofoundry helps accelerate the design-build–test–learn workflow to deliver products fast and in a streamlined fashion. In this perspective, we describe our efforts to build Biofoundry India, where we see the facility add a substantial value in
  • 2nd Annual Global BioFoundries Alliance Meeting 29 August, 2022 Posted in: Events, News - You are cordially invited to attend the meeting to be held in Montreal 14th – 16th October The 2nd Annual Global BioFoundries Alliance Meeting aims to bring together fifteen of the leading synthetic biology biofoundries from around the world to discuss current activities and exchange information on key capabilities and projects being developed by these
  • DNA Scanner: a web application for comparing DNA synthesis feasibility, price and turnaround time across vendors 18 October, 2021 Posted in: Publication - DNA synthesis has become a major enabler of modern bioengineering, allowing scientists to simply order online in silico-designed DNA molecules. Rapidly decreasing DNA synthesis service prices and the concomitant increase of research and development scales bolstered by computer-aided DNA design tools and laboratory automation has driven up the demand for synthetic DNA.
  • Building a biofoundry 18 October, 2021 Posted in: Publication - A biofoundry provides automation and analytics infrastructure to support the engineering of biological systems. It allows scientists to perform synthetic biology and aligned experimentation on a high-throughput scale, massively increasing the solution space that can be examined for any given problem or question.
  • A role for Biofoundries in rapid development and validation of automated SARS-CoV-2 clinical diagnostics 19 May, 2021 Posted in: Publication - Michael A. Crone, Miles Priestman, Marta Ciechonska, Kirsten Jensen, David J. Sharp, Arthi Anand, Paul Randell, Marko Storch & Paul S. Freemont A role for Biofoundries in rapid development and validation of automated SARS-CoV-2 clinical diagnostics | Nature Communications
  • GBA Webinar with Dr Rosalind Le Feuvre & Dr Mark Dörr 14 April, 2021 Posted in: Events - 2021 Global Biofoundries Alliance Webinar Series April 20th 2021 @ 1-2 pm CET Register in advance for this webinar: https://lbnl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_x6S_QgwHTFeSnBCSmsfxMg A recording of the webinar will be made publicly available after the event for those unable to attend. This is a public webinar, so please do share this announcement with others that may be interested
  • London Biofoundry testing and pooling projects 19 March, 2021 Posted in: Research - In early 2020, due to reagent and labware shortages, there were significant limitations on SARS-CoV-2 testing capacity worldwide, with the UK’s diagnostic capacity at only 10 000 tests per day at the beginning of April. The London Biofoundry worked together with NHS colleagues to successfully increase testing capacity in accredited NHS laboratories at the St
  • Building a global alliance of biofoundries 18 November, 2019 Posted in: News - Nathan Hillson, Mark Caddick, […]Paul S. Freemont Nature Communications volume 10, Article number: 2040 (2019) Biofoundries provide an integrated infrastructure to enable the rapid design, construction, and testing of genetically reprogrammed organisms for biotechnology applications and research. Many biofoundries are being built and a Global Biofoundry Alliance has recently been established to coordinate activities worldwide.

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Kokeilimme Tampereen kanssa nopeusnäyttöjen käyttöä, jotka auttaisivat valitsemaan ajonopeuden, jolla seuraavista liikennevaloista voi ajaa pysähtymättä läpi - ja samalla vähentää päästöjä🚘🚘🚘 #liikenne
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@AnneliRitala @hsfi Uusien elintarvikkeiden tuominen markkinoille on yrityksille hidasta ja kallista. Jotta tuotteet voivat menestyä, niiden on saavutettava kuluttajien suosio ja hyväksyntä. Siksi uusia ruoantuotantoteknologioita on kehitettävä yhdessä kuluttajien kanssa. #tulevaisuudenruoka

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@AnneliRitala @hsfi Solutehtaat tarvitsevat maapinta-alaa 90 % vähemmän ja tuottavat yli 70 % vähemmän kasvihuonekaasupäästöjä kuin perinteinen #maatalous. Toki ne tarvitsevat toimiakseen energiaa, ja #vihreäenergiantuotanto on ratkaisevassa asemassa tässäkin.

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@AnneliRitala @hsfi #Solumaatalous mahdollistaa omavaraisuuden lisäämisen ruoka-aineiden tuottamisessa, sillä bioreaktorit voivat sijaita missä tahansa valon, lämmön ja kosteuden määrästä riippumatta. Solutehtaissa voidaan jo nyt esimerkiksi tuottaa sähkön avulla #ruoka'a pelkästä ilmasta.

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@AnneliRitala @hsfi #Solumaatalous tarkoittaa ruoka-aineiden tuottamista mikrobeja tai eläin- tai kasvisoluja hyödyntämällä. Sitä voi verrata oluen panemiseen käymistankeissa. Ruokakaupoissa myydään jo nyt mm. quornia ja spirulinaa, jotka on tuotettu solumaatalouden keinoin. #voikotätäsyödä

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@AnneliRitala @hsfi Vuodesta 2050 puhutaan ajankohtana, jolloin perinteiset ruoantuotannon menetelmät eivät enää riitä. Erityisesti solumaatalouden ennakoidaan olevan yksi tärkeimmistä ratkaisuista, joilla #ruokakriisi pystytään välttämään. #tulevaisuudenruoka

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#Solumaatalous tulisi nähdä välttämättömänä osana vihreää siirtymää, jossa Suomi kykenee olemaan eturintamassa, kirjoittavat VTT:n Anu Seisto ja @AnneliRitala. 🌱👇

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Jesper Bendix of the University of Copenhagen is receiving a grant of nearly DKK 17 million to establish an advanced platform in Denmark for the in-depth investigation of crystalline materials.
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#BioWeekScot22 showcases Scotland as the go-to destination for bioeconomy businesses. World class facilities such as @EdinGenFoundry offer access to game changing technologies essential for industrial biotechnology. #NetZero #Sustainability @IBioIC

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