JAKE COTTER AND Dakota Hamill have a simple, if unconventional, request at the centre of their business plan: they want your soil. The duo are behind bio-technology startup Prospective Research, which they have billed as the world’s first crowdsourced drug-discovery venture.
Nine start-ups taking part in the IndieBio accelerator in Cork this week pitched their products and services to an audience of investors, academics, industry and scientific partners.
Cork has all the attributes to position itself as the world’s premier location for biotech startups, with the IndieBio accelerator programme having set the foundation for success.
It’s often a good idea for startup founders to have a close familiarity with their product. For one scientist, contracting the tropical disease for which he’s attempting to provide a revolutionary diagnosis was not part of the plan.
The synthetic biology revolution being pioneered in Cork and that is about to storm the world was compared to early days of the PC industry before the internet and cloud by successful tech investor Sean O’Sullivan.
Saphium Biotechnology develops bioplastics that are all natural, non-toxic and compostable, in a cost- effective way. Our first product is PHAbolous philaments – a 3D printer filament that provides a green alternative to conventional filaments.
It is being heralded as one of the biggest shake-ups to science and innovation in our time, and this week nine biotech start-ups taking part in the IndieBio accelerator will show how Ireland’s finger is on the pulse of new innovations in healthcare and a whole lot more.
Afineur is considering the science behind animal poop coffee kopi luwak and using technology to alter beans.
The world’s first and only synthetic biology accelerator programme in Cork is positioning Ireland at the forefront of a wave of innovation that could revolutionise industry across the globe.
Cork could be home to one of the biggest scientific revolutions that could yet eclipse digital. That’s the view of Bill Liao, partner with SOSventures, the venture capital firm that has elected to accelerate nine global biotech start-ups from Cork city.
A peanut without allergens, a yogurt to help people live longer and an ocean-friendly fish-farming feed are just some of the projects being developed at a synthetic biology accelerator programme in Cork..
Biotech is the new digital – and Indie Bio is making a play for Cork to be the global hub.
Would you like to eat a probiotic yoghurt that helps to keep you young? What about using plastic packaging that is biodegradable in 60 days and helps win the race against waste?
The future of medical marijuana may be grown in a Petri dish, and not in a field.
Founder of biotech start-up says many of the major food co-operatives are silently backing the venture.
In a couple years, if you’re at the florist and are trying to decide between red roses or yellow roses, you might have the choice to, well, not choose: Synthetic biologists are working on making flowers that change colors throughout the day, coordinated with the plant’s internal circadian rhythm.
How do you get weed without the weed? By genetically engineering yeast to produce THC, of course.
Imagine a world where milk is not only artificially produced, but also free of lactose and cholesterol. That’s the dream of three bio-engineers in the US who are preparing to produce a proof-of-concept of their cow-free milk.