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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.

SBE Special Section: Industrial Biotechnology (Complete 26-Page Section)

October
2019
SBE Special Section
Industrial Biotechnology Inspires and Innovates; Building Successful Startups in Industrial Biotechnology; Developing the Next Generation of Sustainable Biomaterials; New Tools from the Microbial World for Agriculture and Beyond; Meeting the Needs of the Cell-Based Meat Industry; Scaleup and Commercialization of a Gas Fermentation Technology

Building Successful Startups in Industrial Biotechnology

October
2019
SBE Special Section
Joško Bobanović
Industrial biotech startups are typically founded by technical individuals — engineers and scientists with little experience in the world of business. This article describes ways to avoid some of the pitfalls that budding startups face.

Developing the Next Generation of Sustainable Biomaterials

October
2019
SBE Special Section
Jeroen F. Visjager, Ritu Bansal-Mutalik, Alex Patist
Inspired by nature, one company is using advanced biotechnology techniques to develop new textiles and materials that raise the bar for sustainability.

Industrial Biotechnology Inspires and Innovates

October
2019
SBE Special Section
The industrial biotechnology community spans industry, national laboratories, academic institutions, and investors in the private equity and venture capital (VC) space. From small startups to established multinationals, companies in this field are pushing boundaries and developing game-changing innovations.

Meeting the Needs of the Cell-Based Meat Industry

October
2019
SBE Special Section
Elliot Swartz
Commercialization of cell-based meat products at economically viable prices will require significant innovations, presenting new challenges and opportunities for industrial biotechnologists.

New Tools from the Microbial World for Agriculture and Beyond

October
2019
SBE Special Section
Kelly Smith
By 2050, crop production will need to increase by more than 70% to sustain the world’s growing population. To meet this target, novel crop protection strategies must be developed and implemented. One biotech company is leading the charge in generating biological products for disease and pest control in crops.

Shining a Light into the Unknown

September 17, 2019

Optogenetics is opening new doors, thanks to discoveries about how neurons function and their role in various conditions and behaviors.

Technical Entity Trends: Shining a Light into the Unknown

September
2019
Technical Entity Trends
Dejuanah Collymore
The neural circuits that dictate natural behavior are still largely a mystery to neuroscientists, as they have been unable, until recently, to manipulate — and thus study — living neurons. The traditional method of neuronal manipulation uses...

MMAIChE and Their Winning Brew

July 25, 2019

The AIChE Beer Brewing Competition is not only fun, but it has also proven a good way to energize local sections. It's also a way to help improve the next craft brew.

Singapore’s Food for Thought

July 23, 2019

Food waste is a problem most nations have yet to solve, but Singapore has taken a number of important steps others can learn from to make food waste more sustainable.

David Segal on Epigenetic Editing

July 11, 2019

Hear David's predictions for the future of gene editing, and learn about his work to develop epigenetic editing as a therapy for neurological disorders.

July 2019 CEP Preview

July 9, 2019

A look at commissioning smart technology equipment, an intro to vapor intrusion, cutting costs and emissions with combustion control, and more.

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