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CD Biosynsis provides high-quality products as well as flexible services and solutions to support and facilitate the applications of synthetic biology in food and nutrition. We offer our expertise to help our customers solve any problems encountered in the project to achieve various research objectives and diversified applications.

Applications of Synthetic Biology in Food & Nutrition

Food & Nutrition

Feeding the growing human population while protecting the environment is a major issue faced by the global community. By 2050, food production must double to meet the demand of the world's growing population. Current agricultural practices cannot cope with this pace and are ecologically unsustainable. With limited and polluted arable land and water resources, current efforts are focused on finding innovative solutions to increase productivity and nutritional quality without further burdening the environment. On the other hand, increased awareness of the role of nutritious foods in human health has increased the demand for functional foods. Nowadays, biologists are now at the forefront of collective efforts to address these pressing and emerging needs. Precise biotechnological approaches are opening up new possibilities in food and nutrition.

Synthetic biology, an emerging interdisciplinary field that implements principles of engineering into biological systems to create life forms from scratch, has currently revolutionized fundamental and applied research. Synthetic biology, originally used to produce drugs and biofuels, is now increasingly being applied to the food industry – from veggie burgers to animal-free proteins. Synthetic biologists have developed novel solutions with the help of sophisticated engineering strategies that harness the vast resources available in cellular machinery. These innovative solutions are bringing the food industry into a new era of producing more beneficial food with fewer resources. Synthetic biology has the profound potential to revolutionize food sources and the global food system, not only by increasing productivity and the accessibility of nutrition but also by reducing environmental impact and setting new standards for sustainable practices. In the future, synthetic biology will certainly play an important role in shaping the development of food and nutrition.

Major applications of synthetic biology in food & nutrition

  • Improving organisms that are innately capable of generating a specific food type/ingredient or useful agricultural metabolite to improve disease resistance, environmental tolerance, and food yield.
  • Improving quality and nutritional value of produced food from health perspectives by engineering microbial communities.
  • Generating novel food types or ingredients with medicinal value or longer shelf life.
  • Producing food without harmful ingredients for susceptible populations.
  • Engineering biosynthetic pathways and enzymes to increase the pace of manufacturing and to lower costs of ingredients and processing.
  • Smart or innovative packaging/storage to increase food shelf life.
  • Biosensors for pathogen detection to enhance the quality of animal or plant food products.
  • Downstream processing of (food) waste.

How We Can Help

CD Biosynsis offer our expertise to help our customers address the global food crisis through the application of synthetic biology. Our capabilities include, but are not limited to:

What We Provide

CD Biosynsis is committed to developing products and establishing integrated technology platforms that cover a wide range of steps in the synthetic biology workflow. We are adept at tailoring services and solutions to the customer's needs and circumstances. As all of our products and services are based on reliable technologies and optimized protocols to meet high standards, we are confident in the validity and reproducibility of the results we deliver to our customers. Fill out online inquiry form to log your request.

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