Grow Your Own Lamps and Bowls Now Possible

In New York, Ecovative Design is selling mushroom and hemp-growing kits so consumers can grow their own lamp shades, bowls, and planters. Mushroom’s mycelium...

Hydrogels Offer Hope for Wound Victims with Super Healing Blood Clotting

In Massachusetts, researchers at MIT’s Department of Biological Engineering developed a hydrogel biomaterial, mostly made of water, mixed with gelatin proteins and inorganic silica...

Arkema Expands to Asia to Grow Castor Oil Based Polyamides

In France, Arkema SA is expanding to Asia with an investment of about $342.2 million (300 million Euros) over the next five years to...

Carmell Therapeutics Gets $4M Series B Funding to Advance Smart Medicine

In Pennsylvania, Carmell Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing regenerative medicine technologies, closed $4M in Series B financing to advance its...

Seafood Shells Too Good to Throw Away – Shells Offer Alternative to Limestone

In Belgium, researchers are looking at seafood industry shell waste as a valuable biomaterial to be used to restore oyster reefs. Usually thrown in...

Beetles, Flies and Crickets Oh My! Insects Approved As Fish Food in Europe

In Belgium, FEFAC has allowed farmed fish producers to use insects as feed as a way to help improve the sustainability of aquaculture in...

Bioplastics to Overtake Conventional Plastics by Early 2020s

In Italy, the Italian Institute of Technology is studying the viability of bioplastics and predicts that biomaterial based plastics will outperform and overtake traditional...

Corn and Sugar Not Just in Cereal Anymore – John Deere Bioplastic Toys to...

In Colorado, John Deere and toy company BeginAgain teamed up to make new eco-friendly John Deere-licensed toys made from corncobs and sugar cane. Made...

Biomaterial Busts Out Micro-Pollutants Faster Than Others

In the United Kingdom, CustoMem developed a new granular absorbent that can bind and remove a variety of micro-pollutants which are usually very tough...

Iron Man Hand Becomes Reality as 3D Printing in Medicine Grows

In the United Kingdom, Paul Croft, Director at Ultimaker GB, shares how 3D printing using biomaterials has made strides in recent years in the...

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“Natural” ingredients class-action continues to haunt LaCroix

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