Oxford-based company Oxitec is using genetically modified insects to fight insect-borne diseases and reduce crop destruction.
Universities and science minister, David Willetts, announced Darlington as the home for the new National Biologics Manufacturing Centre (NBMC) today.
Industrial biotechnology is growing, creating new jobs and radically altering expectations about the world’s ability to move away from fossil fuel reliance. Tom Moore explores the brave new world of biomaterials.
There has been a shift in global opinion away from austerity and towards government intervention to support growth.
Government-funded organisations have joined together to invest £6.5m to help businesses to explore new industrial applications for synthetic biology.