Synthetic Biology Products and Applications Inventory

An inventory of synthetic biology-based products and applications.

After more than twenty years of basic and applied research, applications based on synthetic biology are gaining in commercial use. But it has been difficult to find out how many “synbio” products are on the market or may potentially enter the marketplace in the near future. While not comprehensive, this inventory gives the public the best available look at the many manufacturer-identified synbio-based products and the companies that produce them.

Synthetic biology is a rapidly changing technology platform and therefore the data represented in this inventory may not represent the most current developments in any particular product category, company or market status designation.

By crowdsourcing expertise our goal is to create a 'living' inventory for the exchange of accurate information on synbio-enabled products and applications.

This "living" inventory is a resource for citizens, developers, policymakers, and others who are interested in learning about how synbio is entering the marketplace. Registered users are encouraged to submit relevant data pertaining to synthetic biology applications, their function, properties, and producer(s). Registered users can update current product information, upload supporting scientific studies, and add new products. As more data becomes available additional functionalities and analysis will be made available including: required materials (feedstocks) for products and applications, possible agency based regulatory authority, market values and other implication studies, i.e. life-cycle assessments.

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