UK to Award $6M for Business-led Efforts to Develop Synthetic Biology Tools | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Several UK government bodies plan to award up to £3.8 million ($6.1 million) in competitive grants to fund industry-led research and development projects to advance synthetic biology technologies, according to the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

The funding from the BBSRC, the Technology Strategy Board, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and the Welsh government, is part of a planned large-scale push by the UK to make it an international player in applied synthetic biology industries.

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