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Society for Biological Engineering (SBE)

SBE is a global technological community that promotes the integration of engineering with biology and realize its benefits through bioprocessing, biomedical, and biomolecular applications. SBE provides opportunities for interaction of engineers and scientists, develops products and services bring value to the broad biological engineering community, and infuses awareness of biological engineering among all functions and activities of AIChE.

Forest Bioproducts Division (FBP)

The Forest Bioproducts Division promotes knowledge sharing and networking on topics dealing with products obtained from forest resources and other lignocellulosic materials.

May 2012 CEP Preview

Posted by Karen Simpson on
This month's issue of CEP focuses on bio-based materials, looking at both the opportunities and challenges. You'll also find in this issue a guide to intellectual property for ChE...

Best Innovations of 2010

Posted by June Wispelwey on
Towards the end of the year, I typically read quite a few top 10, 20, or 50 lists of music, books, or movies. One list that I read, however, was more unique – Time Magazine’s “50...

DNA Goes Digital

Posted by Arjun Gopalratnam on
If our next leap in data storage is to a DNA-based system, chemical engineers and bioengineers will find themselves at the heart of computer science and tasked with preserving the...

LEGOs + DNA = FUN TIMES

Posted by ChEnected Guest on
Having just read an article in the New York Times on Dr. J. Craig Venter, I can’t stop thinking how cool synthetic biology is. Whether you are an engineer or a scientist, these...

Tattoos as Diagnostic Devices

Posted by Douglas Clark on
There's not much sexy—let alone unobtrusive—about many of today's medical monitoring devices, given the many wires and electrodes that are often needed to collect data from a...

Printing A Human Kidney

Posted by Kent Harrington on
Atala, whose team developed the first lab-grown organ, explains how his lab's 3-D printing technology is used to create human organs. In addition to the bladder that was...

Human Platelets Generated in Vitro

Posted by Douglas Clark on
Researchers have successfully created a bioreactor that generates human platelets in vitro, potentially addressing blood transfusion needs worldwide.

The Chemistry of Thanksgiving

Posted by John Vasko on
There's a lot of chemistry behind any dinner but last year the American Chemistry Society (ACS) put together this excellent video that features Diane Bunce, Ph.D., presenting The...

Re-engineering Mosquitos to Fight Disease

Posted by Margot Berger on
Every year, there are over 50 million cases of dengue fever carried by mosquitos. Find out how one biotech company is seeking a solution to control the world's mosquito population...
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