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Society for Biological Engineering (SBE)

SBE is a global technological community that promotes the integration of engineering with biology and realize its benefits through bioprocessing, biomedical, and biomolecular applications. SBE provides opportunities for interaction of engineers and scientists, develops products and services bring value to the broad biological engineering community, and infuses awareness of biological engineering among all functions and activities of AIChE.

Forest Bioproducts Division (FBP)

The Forest Bioproducts Division promotes knowledge sharing and networking on topics dealing with products obtained from forest resources and other lignocellulosic materials.

Commercializing Industrial Biotechnology 2020

September 28-30, 2020
Commercializing Industrial Biotechnology is a workshop where industrial biotech thought leaders – in particular, those who have been through it all – will share their experiences and their views on current challenges.

Laurencin Receives Simon Ramo Founders Award

November 18, 2019

The honor, from the National Academy of Engineering, recognizes outstanding professional, educational, and personal achievements that have benefited society.

New Products: November 2019

November
2019
New Products
Bioprocessing Advanced Pipetting Heads Streamline Cell Culture Workflows The VIAFLO 96/384 has been improved with the addition of two new 24-channel pipetting heads. Designed to make cell biology workflows more efficient and reliable, these handheld...

Technical Entity Trends: Advancing Biotechnology in Asia

November
2019
Technical Entity Trends
Lucy Lyudmila Alexander
Asia is in the midst of rapid economic growth and now offers exciting possibilities in research, particularly in the area of biotechnology. Just two decades ago, advanced biotechnology research was centered primarily in the U.S. and Europe, and many...

CEP: News Update

November
2019
News Update
Cutting to the Core of the Pulp and Paper Industry Modern papermaking began in 19th-century France with the invention of the Fourdrinier machine, a device that allowed papermakers to produce sheets continuously, rather than one at a time. Today’s...

Nima Yazdanpanah on Next-Gen Manufacturing

October 21, 2019

Sharing next-generation manufacturing knowledge and experiences among different chemical process industries has the potential to unlock advances for many.

James Swartz on Cell-Free Systems

October 17, 2019

Hear from James about promising career paths in cell-free systems, and get a preview of his upcoming talk at the Cell Free Systems Conference.

Time-Scale Analysis: A Process Intensification Tool

Archived Webinar
Oct 16, 2019
When developing chemical process modules or analyzing a plant flow-sheet diagram one needs a tool to recognize the elements of the process where process intensification is needed and in what...

Emma Rawlins on Stem Cell Engineering

October 15, 2019

A preview of the work Emma Rawlins of the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, will discuss at the upcoming 7th International Conference on Stem Cell Engineering in Barcelona.

October 2019 CEP Preview

October 14, 2019

Get great advice on implementing ISO 50001, check out the special section on industrial biotechnology, delve into Canada's chemical industry, and much more.

CEP: News Update

October
2019
News Update
AIChE Diversity Report Highlights Gaps in Inclusion Researchers at the Univ. of Michigan (UM) recently published a study that examines the experiences of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and...

Building Successful Startups in Industrial Biotechnology

October
2019
SBE Special Section
Joško Bobanović
Industrial biotech startups are typically founded by technical individuals — engineers and scientists with little experience in the world of business. This article describes ways to avoid some of the pitfalls that budding startups face.

Developing the Next Generation of Sustainable Biomaterials

October
2019
SBE Special Section
Jeroen F. Visjager, Ritu Bansal-Mutalik, Alex Patist
Inspired by nature, one company is using advanced biotechnology techniques to develop new textiles and materials that raise the bar for sustainability.

Industrial Biotechnology Inspires and Innovates

October
2019
SBE Special Section
The industrial biotechnology community spans industry, national laboratories, academic institutions, and investors in the private equity and venture capital (VC) space. From small startups to established multinationals, companies in this field are pushing boundaries and developing game-changing innovations.

Meeting the Needs of the Cell-Based Meat Industry

October
2019
SBE Special Section
Elliot Swartz
Commercialization of cell-based meat products at economically viable prices will require significant innovations, presenting new challenges and opportunities for industrial biotechnologists.

New Tools from the Microbial World for Agriculture and Beyond

October
2019
SBE Special Section
Kelly Smith
By 2050, crop production will need to increase by more than 70% to sustain the world’s growing population. To meet this target, novel crop protection strategies must be developed and implemented. One biotech company is leading the charge in generating biological products for disease and pest control in crops.

SBE Special Section: Industrial Biotechnology (Complete 26-Page Section)

October
2019
SBE Special Section
Industrial Biotechnology Inspires and Innovates; Building Successful Startups in Industrial Biotechnology; Developing the Next Generation of Sustainable Biomaterials; New Tools from the Microbial World for Agriculture and Beyond; Meeting the Needs of the Cell-Based Meat Industry; Scaleup and Commercialization of a Gas Fermentation Technology

Shining a Light into the Unknown

September 17, 2019

Optogenetics is opening new doors, thanks to discoveries about how neurons function and their role in various conditions and behaviors.

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