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SynBioBeta is just three weeks away! Register before midnight this Friday (4/19) to save on your conference pass. Still need a hotel room? Grab a room at the Hilton San Jose before they sell out; this premier property is connected to the convention center.

Big news from Ginkgo Ferment last week, where CEO Jason Kelly announced a new product that will appeal to a lot of startups: Lab Data as a Service can free you from the constraints of data-limited design, making the power and scale of the Ginkgo Foundry accessible on demand “You own the data, no royalties and transparent pricing” says Jason.

Thanks to Edward Shenderovich for joining me on the latest SynBioBeta podcast: Scaling New Heights in Biomanufacturing. On this SynBioBeta podcast, Edward, the Founder and CEO of Synonym, and I discuss how Synonym addresses some of the challenges in biomanufacturing with its technology-driven products and focus. Edward will also speak at this year’s SynBioBeta conference on “Scaling Biological Capacity” in our Chemicals & Materials Track. Take a listen, and you might even hear some Russian poetry! 

Three of my longevity friends are on a podcast together! Omri Amirav-Drory + Joe Betts-LaCroix + Alex Colville. What more could you ask for? They will also be speaking at SynBioBeta 2024 this year! Check it out!

I was lucky enough to meet Michael Okea (center of photo) at the SynBio Africa Conference last year in Uganda. He's fired up and so passionate about using the tools of biotechnology to do research, start businesses, and improve our lives. He's raising travel funds to support his trip to SynBioBeta. Feddy Akello, a fresh graduate of Biomedical Laboratory Technology from Makerere University, is also raising funds to attend the conference, you can support her here.

Thanks to John Corcoran for having me on his podcast, "Smart Business Revolution." We talked about my number one passion and expertise: curating influential communities and nurturing innovation in biotechnology! 

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Meet the Latest SynBioBeta Speakers!

Attention Start-ups! Don’t Miss this Exclusive Offer!

As a start-up, we understand that every penny counts. That's why we're offering a special discounted rate for start-ups to attend SynBioBeta 2024. This exclusive offer of $1695 is available for biotechnology startups that are less than three years old and have raised less than $1 million. Click here to apply.

New Sponsors & Exhibitors:

  • Meatable is pioneering a way to produce real, tasty meat without harming animals or the planet.

  • Biolog has the tools, services, and support to provide the microbial phenotypic characterization and polyphasic identification capabilities required to produce functionally relevant insights.

  • Schmidt Sciences is a philanthropy dedicated to fostering the advancement of science and technology.

  • Hexislab uses proprietary technology AI techniques to facilitate the development of breakthrough products for the beauty, skincare, personal care, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceutical industries.

  • Insempra is a biotechnology-powered company enabling businesses to transform their ingredient lists with superior products made in collaboration with nature.

  • Biomason builds with carbon, the same way nature does. They use microorganisms to grow sustainable structural cement materials for the construction industry.

  • NFX is a VC firm investing in pre-seed and seed stage startups. They back exceptional Founders building market-transforming companies.

  • Pairwise is a health-focused food and agriculture company transforming plants, and their production systems, with CRISPR and gene editing.

  • Phenotypeca are creating a new era in Recombinant Proteins by applying proprietary QTL technology to create recombinant protein therapeutics (biosimilars), vaccines & cosmeceutical ingredients.

  • Caladan Bio is developing next-gen bioreactors to offer modular and affordable technology.

Limited spaces on the exhibit hall floor are still available; contact Anissa Cooke to grab one.

Who Just Signed up to Join Us at SynBioBeta?

Acies Bio, Agilent Technologies, Antheia, Bold View Capital, Boston University, Deep Science Ventures, Elemental Machines, EMD Millipore, GitLife Biotech, Innovate UK Business Connect, Jellatech, Microsoft Research, One Way Media Solutions, Perfect Day, Recombia Biosciences, SOSV's IndieBio.

Is Your Company Hiring?

We’ll have a special bioeconomy jobs board in the exhibit hall at SynBioBeta 2024. If your company is hiring and you’d like your job listed, please send the description to before Friday, April 26. We’ll also include your job posting for free on the SynBioBeta website and in our special conference jobs digest.

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New Podcast:

  • The Inside Track - Capital Markets & Consumer Products. SynBioBeta’s Director of Content, Jeff Buguliskis, engages with Amanda Cashin, a Life Science Investor and Entrepreneur, and Erin Kim, Principal Owner of Erin Kim Consulting, who are also the conference chairs for the Capital Markets and Consumer Products Tracks, respectively. The discussion focuses on the relationship between capital investment and the development of consumer products within the synthetic biology sector, in addition to their fond memories of previous conference fun. Take a listen!

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