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UK biotechnology impacting everyday lives

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We live in an exciting time for bioscience. The emergence of synthetic biology and gene editing has advanced industrial biotechnology giving us the potential to transform industries and contribute to a low-carbon circular economy through creation of cheaper, more sustainable processes and products.

Through 15 years of investment in collaborative research, we have built a vibrant and thriving community of academics and industrialists who are working together to tackle major societal and economic challenges.

BBSRC plays a vital role in developing fundamental knowledge and technologies and translating these into industry. The 'UK biotechnology impacting everyday lives' booklet compiles some of the most exciting examples of how BBSRC investments are impacting and have the potential to impact everyday lives, ranging from cheaper lifesaving pharmaceuticals to cleaner energy and water.

The case studies below are provided in PowerPoint and PDF form for the community to use in communicating the impact and opportunities of industrial biotechnology. Hard copies of the booklet are available, please contact the BBSRC office.

UK biotechnology impacting everyday lives (PDF 2.74MB)

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