September 12

Giving New Meaning to the Term “Engineering Biology”


BioP2P Staff

For people who continue to think narrowly about the application of biotechnology to healthcare and agriculture, a piece from Melik Demirel in Forbes offers a glimpse of its potential to pervade all aspects of the economy.

Demirel, a professor at Penn State and a co-founder of Tandem Repeat Technologies explores the impact of biomanufacturing on construction technologies from bioengineered concrete to biosensors that can detect damage to structures.

“Construction technology encompasses a range of modern equipment, machinery, software and modifications,” he writes. “Using sustainable construction technologies can greatly lessen the negative impact of buildings on the environment. These technologies can enhance energy efficiency, minimize water usage and use eco-friendly materials from construction to demolition.”

You can read the full piece here.


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