Kobe University now home to global BioFoundry

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In Singapore, a Global BioFoundry Alliance has been created to provide synthetic biology tools and advance the bioeconomy.

Cofounded in May by NUS Synthetic Biology for Clinical & Technological Innovation, a National University of Singapore research program, and Kobe University, GBA includes 16 institutions from the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Japan, China, Denmark, Canada and Singapore.

Biofoundries use robotics to design and assemble genetic material at large scale. Members of the GBA will work together to provide academic and translational researchers with such tools to develop viable biobased products.