MIT engineers develop explosive-detecting spinach

In Boston, researchers have successfully demonstrated one of the first examples of engineering electronic systems into plants. Michael Strano, the Carbon P. Dubbs Professor...

Solegear narrows loss, improves revenue

In Vancouver, Solegear Bioplastic Technologies reports sales of $412,525 for the three months ended August 31, compared with no revenues in the year-ago quarter....

Stora Enso adds veteran to consumer board division

In Finland, Stora Enso has appointed Annica Bresky Executive Vice President, Consumer Board division and member of the Group Leadership Team, effective 1 May...

Study Looks for Answers on How Bacteria Adapts in Different Environments

In New York, a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) researcher received a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to lead a study on bacteria...

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...

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Eyewear eyes green material alternatives

In the United Kingdom, Optometry Today has covered the growing trend of sustainable eyewear, including the increased use of materials based on renewable feedstocks. The...

All that glitters is not green: Swedes create renewable sequins

In Sweden, designers and materials scientists have teamed up to create biodegradable sequins from cellulose. Designer Elissa Brunato created the Bio Iridescent Sequin in collaboration...

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In Germany, family-owned chemical company Follmann, together with its Sealock subsidiary, have developed a biobased adhesive for use in disposable coffee cups. The innovation...