Earlier Diagnosis For Newborns Could Be Possible With New Research

In Washington, researchers used blood from a National Children's Study biobank to identify more accurate reference intervals for various hormones and amino acids in...

Ever Dream of Testing Biochemical Reactions in 10,000 Different Conditions at the Same Time?

In Japan, it may have taken two years, but researchers have made it possible to test a biochemical reaction in 10,000 different conditions faster...

Would You Like That in Plastic or Bioplastic? Braskem Providing Bakery with Biobased Packaging

In Sweden, Polarbröd, the country’s third largest bakery, decided to replace the usual oil based plastic films and packaging with the greener biobased bio-polyethylene...

Keep Those Crab and Shrimp Shells for Biomedical Purposes

In Portugal, researchers have now given us a reason to keep those crab and shrimp shells after consuming the deliciousness inside. Three researchers at...

Cutting Carbon in Canada: Ingenuity Gets to Next Round of Carbon XPRIZE

In Canada, Ingenuity Lab Carbon Solutions advanced to the next round of the $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. The prize was created to...

Biomaterial Medical Devices Company TEPHA Buys-Out Royalty Obligation

In Massachusetts, TEPHA Inc. completed a buy-out of its royalty obligation to Metabolix, Inc., its former licensor and parent company. TEPHA develops implantable medical...

Performance is more important than maximizing biobased content: ORNL

In Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has prioritized performance over renewable content in its efforts to develop a thermoplastic based on lignin. ORNL originally...

Boeing, SpaceX race to be decided by microbial engineering: report

The race between Boeing and Elon Musk’s SpaceX to put the first human on Mars may not be decided by who can build the...

Ford putting bioplastics in the driver’s seat

In Michigan, Ford Motor’s use of bioplastics in vehicles is set to grow despite technical hurdles and low oil prices. Debbie Mielewski Ford’s senior technical...

3D-printed, biobased cabin available for rent

In Amsterdam, DUS Architects has unveiled a 3D-printed “urban cabin” built out of linseed oil-based plastic. The “cozy” 86-square foot building includes a small park...

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Biomaterials with “Frankenstein Proteins” Help Heal Tissue

In North Carolina, biomedical engineers from Duke University and Washington University in St. Louis demonstrated that, by injecting an artificial protein made from a...

Covestro develops first biobased coating hardener for lightfast polyurethane coatings

In Germany, Covestro received the MATERIALICA Design + Technology Award 2018 for the development of the first biobased coating hardener for lightfast polyurethane coatings....

Algae production pilot program hits major milestone

In Michigan, PHYCO2 LLC’s three-year pilot program with Michigan State University reached a new milestone with the operation of its new, scalable algae production...