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Accelerating the commercialisation of synthetic biology

Accelerating the commercialisation of synthetic biology

SynbiCITE is a pioneering Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) dedicated to promoting the adoption and use of synthetic biology by industry.

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Innovation, education & collaboration

Recent developments, such as the emergence of CRISPR – a new gene editing tool with unprecedented precision, efficiency and flexibility – are creating exciting opportunities for synthetic biology in industries ranging from life sciences to specialty chemicals to bioenergy.

The vision for SynbiCITE is to create a globally renowned national resource of interacting partners from academia, industry and business, which accelerates the commercialisation of world-class science and the emerging technologies encompassed by synthetic biology and engineering biology into new products, tools and processes.

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Featured news from SynbiCITE

Some of the leading stories and synthetic biology information from SynbiCITE

SynbiCITE Partner CustoMem wins 2016 Althea-Imperial Prize

Customem wins £10,000 for innovative use of synthetic biology to create membranes that filter pollutants from wastewater.

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UK's First Commercial Synthetic Biology Foundry Goes Into Production

SynbiCITE has officially launched its synthetic biology Foundry, providing automated end-to-end design, construction and validation of synthetic biologic components.

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Resources

SynbiCITE has a number of resources available to all our partners to use for the translation of their research into new products, tools and processes.

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We partner with some of the world’s most forward-thinking organisations

We support our partners through events and training programmes including problems-solutions brokerage meetings. We provide funding of development projects including seed funding of Proof of Concept projects and follow-on funding of longer, larger projects for the development of prototypes and taking these on to pilot production scale manufacturing.

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Synthetic Biology community

Take a look at the active and interactive synthetic biology community. Join the conversation and get involved.
SynbiCITE Partner CustoMem wins 2016 Althea-Imperial Prize

Customem wins £10,000 for innovative use of synthetic biology to create membranes that filter pollutants from wastewater.

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UK's First Commercial Synthetic Biology Foundry Goes Into Production

SynbiCITE has officially launched its synthetic biology Foundry, providing automated end-to-end design, construction and validation of synthetic biologic components.

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SynbiCITE Collaborator Bento Bioworks Completes Beta Testing

​SynbiCITE collaborator and Lean Launchpad graduate Bento Bioworks has completed beta testing of Bento lab, their portable and affordable DNA lab, and have raised funding for their first production run.

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