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Want to meet new companies in the synthetic biology ecosystem? Here are just a few of the companies that recently registered for SynBioBeta, May 6-9 in San Jose: OpenProtein.AI, Sterling Bio Machines, Barnstorm, Nitro Biosciences, Pando Bioscience, BioDrive, Opera Bioscience, The Cell Co, HERlab, Wild Microbes Company, Opera Bioscience, X Capital, BKR Collection, NFX Capital, GenApex Bio. Register here and meet an array of companies in person!

Meet the newest SynBioBeta Speakers!

This week’s digest is brought to you by Evonetix. They are on a groundbreaking mission to tackle a key challenge in engineering biology—achieving rapid and reliable gene synthesis, no matter the complexity of the DNA sequence. Imagine a world where we can swiftly address some of our most pressing issues and seize thrilling opportunities, whether that's in revolutionary healthcare, biofuels, agriculture, or manufacturing. Evonetix is leading the charge with a transformative approach. They're developing a technology that synthesizes and assembles DNA on a silicon chip. This isn't just a small step; it's a giant leap that promises gene-length DNA synthesis right on your benchtop. Their novel chip technology allows for the parallel synthesis of thousands of distinct DNA sequences, controlled thermally, and then cleverly uses charged fields to maneuver and assemble these sequences into gene-length strands. This method ensures remarkable accuracy by melting away any errors in the sequences.

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SynBioBeta 2024 Grant Programs

Y Combinator and Ginkgo Bioworks are sponsoring two Conference Grant opportunities for SynBioBeta 2024. These grants provide a unique opportunity for students and startups to apply for financial assistance to attend the conference and witness first-hand the cutting-edge innovations in the synthetic biology industry. These grants are designed to help provide funds, ensuring that financial barriers don't hinder the exploration of groundbreaking advancements in the field. Click here to learn more. 

Volunteer Opportunities: The Global Synthetic Biology Conference

Calling all undergraduate and graduate students: We’re seeking volunteers for the annual conference. In exchange for your help with on-site operations during conference events, you will receive amazing benefits, networking opportunities, and more. If you are interested, please apply here.

New Sponsors & Exhibitors:

  • Imperial College London is a world-class university with a mission to benefit society through excellence in science, engineering, medicine, and business.

  • Matterworks offers an AI-powered software platform and tools for analyzing and revealing hidden biological insights from unstructured, complex, or noisy data, such as mass spectra.

  • Molecular Devices is one of the world’s leading providers of high-performance bioanalytical measurement solutions for life science research, pharmaceutical, and biotherapeutic development.

  • Wilson Sonsini has represented technology pioneers associated with virtually every milestone innovation, as well as life sciences trailblazers shaping the future of healthcare.

  • Anthropocene Institute (F3) is a forum for governments, universities, non-profits, foundations, and advocacy groups to cross-pollinate and synergize their efforts with the private sector.

  • INTEGRA Biosciences has been dedicated to developing liquid handling solutions, fulfilling the needs of our customers in research, diagnostics and quality control.

  • TD Cowen is a leading full-service investment bank with global and M&A advisory, capital markets, equity execution and industry-leading research capabilities and broad expertise in key growth sectors.

  • Nuclera is the pioneer in bringing rapid protein prototyping to the benchtop. They make proteins accessible through eProtein DiscoveryTM.

If you want a space on the exhibit hall floor, please contact Anissa Cooke.

As the excitement builds for SynBioBeta 2024, we would like to invite our community to an engaging pre-show call. This exclusive event is a fantastic opportunity for you to gather crucial information and have a dedicated platform to address any questions you may have, setting the stage for a successful conference just two months away. Register here.

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