A consortium of nine national laboratories is holding the Agile Biomanufacturing Industry Listening Workshop on March 15, 2016 in Berkeley, California, to increase understanding of industry needs around synthetic biology. 

U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories have developed deep and unique capabilities to build powerful infrastructure and scientific engineering activities. This consortium seeks to develop an agile biomanufacturing platform that uses synthetic biology tools to rapidly engineer industrially relevant organisms for fuel and chemical production. This platform would incorporate state-of-the-art software used in combination with high-throughput laboratory equipment, accelerating the development of advanced biofuels, as well as renewable chemicals and materials. The platform will enable companies, national laboratories, and universities to develop biological processes efficiently and with reduced risk, and to create bio-derived products with better performance than their petroleum-derived predecessors.

The workshop is focused on gathering input from industry stakeholders and will be restricted to those participants. The laboratories are eager to gather constructive input from industry to refine the vision, gather information on critical research and development barriers that affect the bioeconomy, and understand organizational and management strategies most likely to be successful for future industry engagement. The laboratories will be reaching out to university, federal, and other stakeholders later in the year.

Agile Biomanufacturing Industry Listening Workshop Information

March 15, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina
200 Marina Boulevard
Berkeley, California 94710

Visit the workshop website for more information, including a draft agenda and registration and location details.