Biotech Law

Sustainability considerations for integrated biorefineries

Adisa Azapagic. Integrated biorefineries have the potential to contribute towards sustainable production of transportation fuels, energy, and chemicals. However, because there are currently no commercial biorefin….

Bio-based products from solar energy and carbon dioxide

Jian Yu. • An artificial photosynthetic system as a desirable alternative to conventional biomass refining.• Representative products from the assimilated CO2.….

Biotechnological potential of the fungal CTG clade species in the synthetic biology era

Nicolas Papon, Vincent Courdavault, Marc Clastre. • Fungal CTG clade species constitute yeast models of high potential in biotechnology.• CTG clade yeasts now benefit from versatile molecular toolboxes.• Omics ….

Cartilage repair and replacement in the knee: a regulatory perspective

J. Terrig Thomas, Bruce S. Schneider, Elizabeth L. Frank, Sylva J. Krizan.

Bio-design automation: software + biology + robots

Douglas M. Densmore, Swapnil Bhatia.

Protein folding and de novo protein design for biotechnological applications

George A. Khoury, James Smadbeck, Chris A. Kieslich, Christodoulos A. Floudas. • Interplay between accurate protein structure prediction and successful de novo protein design.• Reviews current state-of-the-art structural protein predicti….

The potential legacy of cancer nanotechnology: cellular selection

Hirak K. Patra, Anthony P.F. Turner. • The prognosis for cancer patients depends on tumour stage and response to chemotherapy.• This review addresses the challenges of early detection and multidrug resi….

Ligand-targeted liposome design: challenges and fundamental considerations

Gavin T. Noble, Jared F. Stefanick, Jonathan D. Ashley, Tanyel Kiziltepe, Basar Bilgicer. • Ligand-targeted-liposomes (LTLs) enhance tumor targeting and intracellular uptake.• However, LTL efficacy is hindered by several secondary biological effects.….

Lignocellulosic ethanol production at high-gravity: challenges and perspectives

Rakesh Koppram, Elia Tomás-Pejó, Charilaos Xiros, Lisbeth Olsson. • High-gravity technology leads to significant reduction of the ethanol recovery cost.• High-gravity leads to challenges in mixing and mass transfer.• Process d….

Turning Russian specialized microbial culture collections into resource centers for biotechnology

Irena B. Ivshina, Maria S. Kuyukina. Specialized nonmedical microbial culture collections contain unique bioresources that could be useful for biotechnology companies. Cooperation between collections and companies has suffered from s….