The Halloween decorations disappeared and the Christmas ornaments start conquering the cities. We know, October just flew by! But we don’t want you to miss any of these SynBio stories from BactToTheFuture, here is our monthly selection:

1.Natural, non-toxic and recyclable. #Bacterial ink to write, print or dye!
If you are looking for a sustainable alternatives to get rid of the contaminant toner cartridges of your printer you should meet Pili, a french startup developing a new generation of inks brewed by bacteria! Stay tuned because they printed their first page using their bacteria-made ink and soon they could bring their innovations to the market! Read more >

2. Harnessing the microbiome: a pill of engineered #bacteria to treat disease! #SynBio
The bacteria in our gut help us digest our food and protect us against pathogens. Researches have brought the beneficial features of these microorganisms to a whole new level, engineering them with Synthetic Biology to help us fight disease. With just one pill, these living-treatments make it to our gut where they can carry out their function and keep helping us! Read more >

3. A key conference for the synthetic biology industry #SBBSF17 Livestream
SynBioBeta is a leading community for entrepreneurs, policy makers and investors in the field of Synthetic Biology. After the success of their yearly conference SBBSF17 they are already preparing next year’s meeting! So if you are an early bird and are interested in biomaterials, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods or any other Synbio applications you shouldn’t miss this event! Read more>

4. The #biotech @ModernMeadow just launched ZOA, animal-free and lab-grown leather!
Belts, shoes, jackets… Leather is a precious material present in lots of clothing items and accessories. But to meet our demands great number of animals have to be farmed and sacrificed every year. looking for a more sustainable and animal-friendly alternative, Modern Meadow has launched this line of lab-grown leather. Read more >

5. The future is now! #NewHarvest2017 the world’s first conference dedicated to cellular agriculture.
Synthetic biology is getting out of the lab and bringing countless products to our everyday life: meatless meat, fermented coffee, vegan-gelatin, new biomaterials… The pioneers of this cellular agriculture industry gathered in New York to boost the future of this field and keep innovating! Read more >

6. A fashion revolution! @boltthreads & @StellaMcCartney bring #Synbio from the lab to the catwalk!
Another Synbio application made to clothing industry, this time to the highest of the realm the fashion! The collaboration between Bolt Threads and the designer Stella McCartney was revealed at the backstage of the catwalk in Paris and is also exhibited at the New York Museum of Modern Art: yeast-brewed spider silk transformed into a unique piece of haute couture! Read more >

7. #DIY isn’t just for crafters! Check out how the “Do it yourself” movement is changing science #SynBio #DIYbio
If you also think that science should be open and available for everyone you should follow the work of this community very closely! With the “Do it yourself” spirit, experts, amateurs and curious minds exchange knowledge and ideas to bring Synthetic Biology closer to the general public! Read more >

8. These students from
@igemgroningen aim at reducing food waste with their #SynBio approach
As synbio grows so does the number of innovative students interested in this passionated field. Every year the International Genetically Engineered Machine, most known by its acronym IGEM, gathers international young synbio researchers and their ideas. Like these Dutch students from the University of Groningen, who have developed a new SynBio approach for the quality control of milk and dairy products that will reduce food waste! Watch their video >

9. Programme them in your computer and grow them in the lab! Engineering microorganisms with #Synbio
With combinations of just four letters (A. C, T and G) synthetic biologists can programme a living organism the same way that computer scientist can code a machine with ones and zeros. With this approach you can design, engineer and assemble organisms with defined functions and countless applications! Read more >

10. Moss gains a foothold in #biotechnology thanks to #synbio!
Microbes are not the only organisms that can be engineered! MossTech exploits the features of moss to produce speciality chemicals in a sustainable way! An exciting Horizon 2020 project with great applications! Read more>