DAB.bio, a spin-out from the Delft University of Technology, is a pioneer in biomanufacturing fermentation technology. It recently announced successful fermentation runs in its FAST (Fermentation Accelerated by Separation Technology) bioreactor, demonstrating that the technology increases productivity and fermentation length, vastly improving biomanufacturing economics.
Producing mass quantities of chemicals has its roots in the industrial revolution. But industrial synthesis leads to sizeable sustainability and socioeconomic challenges. The rapid advances in biotechnology suggest that biological manufacturing on a small scale may soon be a feasible alternative, says Rice University Professor Ramon Gonzalez and his researchers in a review1 published in Science.