NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The UK is investing £10 million ($15.1 million) to create a new center to drive the translation of synthetic biology research into industrial applications.

The new Innovation and Knowledge Center (IKC) called SynbiCite announced today will be based at Imperial College London. Richard Kitney and Paul Freemont, professors at the university, will head the center, whose goal is to act as an industrial translation engine "that can integrate university and industry-based research in synthetic biology into industrial process and products."

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