Mosquitoes, ticks, and other bugs have become resistant to pesticides. Pyrone Systems has engineered yeast to produce triacetic acid lactone (TAL), a versatile molecule that can be converted into many different products. 

Their first product is ... View the video

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Chocolate is a wonderful treat.  But it has a fragile supply chain. Over 70% of the world’s chocolate supply is grown in equatorial countries in West Africa, Central America, and South America where farming is threatened by climate change. Mold can be an issue and viruses and insects also attack ... View the video

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Wayfinder Biosciences has developed a platform for designing custom RNA molecules and is making these RNA molecules for customers.

One RNA molecule can act as a biosensor and create light in the presence of riboflavin. Another way these ... View the video

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Aja Labs is creating biodegradable hair from plant fibers that behaves just like human hair. To do this, they are using polymer engineering and bioengineering to produce a sustainable and non-toxic product. Their Demo Day video from IndieBio, a ... View the video

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By: Sandra Porter

A Zika virus researcher at the NIAID Vaccine Research Center loads samples into a microcentrifuge. Credit: NIAID

Biotechnology is an area ripe for entrepreneurs. New start up companies are forming all the time in biotech driven by boundless energy and exciting ideas. In this series, we'll be highlighting interesting start-up companies and show you some of the interesting projects that start up companies are taking on.


1. Creating better hair with ... Read more

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