CDMOs Embrace Industry 4.0 to Satisfy Customer Demand

The digitalization of bioprocessing technology isn’t happening for its own sake, but to ensure that outsourced manufacturing tasks, however diverse, will be part of highly integrated processes. Contract development and manufacturing organizations (CDMOs) are driven to adopt new production technology because they need to cater to pharmaceutical firms that are interested in focusing on research and marketing. And today, pharmaceutical firms are, if anything, more interested in outsourcing production tasks than they ever were, given the increasing number of small- and medium-sized firms that lack manufacturing capabilities of their own. It may sound as though CDMOs are spoiled for opportunity.

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How a design-build software firm could lead to a coronavirus vaccine

If an Australian lab funded from Norway succeeds in developing a potential vaccine against the deadly coronavirus outbreak in China, a small San Francisco DNA design-build software company will have played a big role. Sixteen-employee TeselaGen Biotechnology Inc. has worked for much of its nine years to use the genetic code for the protein jacket surrounding viruses to create viral shells that look, walk and talk like viruses — provoking the body’s immune system to respond. But a TeselaGen-designed shell is empty, so it doesn’t carry the instructions that viruses need to replicate inside humans. Amid coronavirus Covid-19’s spread, TeselaGen’s

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TechCrunch: TeselaGen Is Building A Platform For Rapid Prototyping in Synthetic Biology

Using the power of nature in conjunction with advanced technology and informatics to produce and develop solutions for farmers is essential to advance agriculture. Today, TeselaGen Biotechnology Inc., and Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), announced they have entered into a collaboration to produce a state-of-the-art biological design automation platform that can speed discovery work.

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TeselaGen wins Bio-IT World’s 2013 Best Practices Award

There are plenty of plaudits for organizations in the life sciences that change the industry’s conceptions of what is possible, but one purpose of the Bio-IT World Best Practices Awards is to highlight those who refine those achievements until the merely possible becomes truly practical. That is why Bio-IT World was pleased to award an honorable mention at the 2013 Best Practices Awards to TeselaGen Biotechnology, a startup that spun out from the Berkeley Lab’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) in 2011, and Amgen for the development of TeselaGen: j5, an automated platform for designing DNA assembly protocols. This new, cloud-based platform allows even small institutions to quickly find the most cost-effective protocols for assembling scarless, multipart DNA.

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