Category Archives: Technology

7 Questions That Will Help You Understand Epigenomics

7 Questions That Will Help You Understand Epigenomics

Over the past two decades, our understanding of genetics and of the human genome has expanded exponentially. Today, epigenomics has emerged as one of the most important and fastest-moving fields of biomedical research. Read on for an overview of the epigenome, its role in human health, and the current focus of epigenomics research. What is… Continue Reading

A Look at 9 Biotech Products You Use Every Day

A Look at 9 Biotech Products You Use Every Day

Reports about biotechnology that we see in the media love to discuss the most sophisticated, cutting-edge advances taking place in the sector: everything from 3D vaccines to living, biohybrid robots. But although this might make you think that biotechnology is a futuristic science that has little to do with your life right now, nothing could… Continue Reading

Spotlight on Biotechnology’s Most Amazing Early Moments

Spotlight on Biotechnology’s Most Amazing Early Moments

Did you know that the innovations that led to the development of modern biotechnology have taken place over a period that stretches back thousands of years? Read on for a look at some of history’s most important biotech moments during the time leading up to the discovery of DNA in the 1950s. 8,000 B.C.: Amazingly,… Continue Reading

How to Make Portable, On-Demand Biopharmaceuticals

How to Make Portable, On-Demand Biopharmaceuticals

Just add water. That’s the simple but game-changing premise behind an innovative technique, developed by researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, which allows biomolecular medicines to be produced on-site and on demand. To develop this method, which is known as “portable biomolecular manufacturing,” Wyss Institute researchers fabricated tiny, freeze-dried… Continue Reading

Inside the Amazing World of Molecular Diagnostics

Inside the Amazing World of Molecular Diagnostics

Molecular diagnostics is one of the major driving forces of the incredible transformation currently sweeping the medical landscape. Thanks to the wealth of disruptive, personalized innovations that this state-of-the-art field has made possible—including early cancer detection, liquid biopsies, next-generation sequencing, and direct-to-consumer testing—our whole approach to health care and medicine is changing dramatically. Read on… Continue Reading

A Look at the Pharmaceutical World’s Amazing 3D Future

A Look at the Pharmaceutical World’s Amazing 3D Future

With the first FDA-approved, 3D-printed drug now on the shelves at pharmacies around the country (the drug in question is SPRITAM, epilepsy medication tablets produced by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals), it’s clear that the pharmaceutical industry is on the brink of dramatic change. While 3D printing has been in use in the health care industry for some… Continue Reading

A Look at the Economic Impact of Bioscience Innovation in the US

A Look at the Economic Impact of Bioscience Innovation in the US

In recent years, the bioscience industry has emerged as an important driver of economic growth and job creation in the US. Once a highly specialized, niche industry, the biosciences now span a diverse array of economic sectors, and the industry’s ever-increasing pace of innovation has brought proven value in terms of both new jobs and… Continue Reading

10 Important Reasons Why Agriculture Needs Biotech Crops

10 Important Reasons Why Agriculture Needs Biotech Crops

The growing use of biotech crops worldwide has generated its fair share of controversy and questions, but more and more scientists agree that biotech, or genetically modified, crops and foods have an important role to play in the future of global agriculture. Recently, the Genetic Literacy Project—a nonprofit organization aiming to improve public awareness and… Continue Reading

5 Industrial Biotech Innovations You Need to Know About

5 Industrial Biotech Innovations You Need to Know About

Often referred to as biotechnology’s “third wave,” industrial biotechnology holds a wealth of promise for resource conservation, pollution prevention, and cost reduction. Also known as “white biotechnology,” industrial biotechnology brings nature to bear on industrial processes, using enzymes and microorganisms as natural helpers to transform the way we manufacture products, and to make the creation… Continue Reading

How Can 3D Vaccines Help Fight Cancer?

How Can 3D Vaccines Help Fight Cancer?

Thanks to the proliferation of bioengineering advances in recent years, the fight against cancer has seen the development of a number of promising new tools that take a novel approach to tackling this challenging disease, and which could prove significantly more effective than current treatment methods. One of these innovations, which received a great deal… Continue Reading