Synthetic biology is a field of science that combines engineering principles with biology to design and create new biological systems or modify existing ones. Synthetic biology involves the design and construction of new biological parts, devices, and systems, as well as the re-design of existing biological systems for specific purposes, using a combination of techniques from biology, chemistry, computer science, and engineering to create novel biological systems that can perform specific functions, such as producing useful chemicals, drugs, or fuels. Some of the applications of synthetic biology include developing new medicines, designing organisms that can break down pollutants, creating sustainable sources of food and energy, and creating new materials with unique properties.
Synthetic biology experts assist in redesigning organisms for useful purposes by engineering them to have new abilities. Synthetic biology researchers and companies around the world are harnessing the power of nature to solve problems in medicine, manufacturing, and agriculture.is a rapidly emerging field that applies science and engineering principles to biology, resulting in the design and fabrication of biological components and systems that do not already exist in the natural world. Synthetic biology is used in numerous fields such as biotechnology, chemical, biological and molecular engineering. Many new food products, agricultural actives, cosmetic ingredients, and human microbiome products are at the forefront of development that improves health and, in many circumstances, reduce carbon emissions impacting climate change. The term “biofuel” refers to solid, liquid, or gaseous fuel produced through some contemporary biological process. Biofuels replace petroleum, gasoline, and diesel. Synthetic biology provides scientists with a path toward the rapid development of these renewable fuels via biological systems. Synthetic biology has developed rapidly over the last decade with many highly efficient and practical synthetic biology tools being developed and applied to biofuel development that can significantly reduce carbon emissions. Our subject matter experts have both the fermentation experience and downstream process experience to guide clients through the pilot, demonstration, to commercial processes and products.
Synthetic Biology Commercialization is an interdisciplinary area that focuses on planning and strategy thru commercialization is the study to build newly developed biological systems, with the focus on taking parts of natural biological systems, cataloging, characterizing, and simplifying them, and then using them as components of some engineered biological system. So, while industrial biotechnology provides tools to enhance the natural mechanisms of biological processes that produce enzymes, chemicals, polymers, or everyday products like vitamins and fuel, synthetic biology might be used to identify and catalog standardized genomic parts used to build new biological systems or to engineer microbes to produce the enzymes to perform complex multistep production of natural products.
As synthetic biology is often a combination of biological and chemical components, the synthetic biology team must have both backgrounds, together with engineers who can design and build the systems.
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