Delivering the engineering biology revolution
Engineering biology (EngBio) has the potential to revolutionise how we diagnose, manage and treat disease, how we feed a growing population and how we interact with the planet in a more sustainable way.
As one of five critical technologies identified in the UK Government’s Science and Technology Framework, engineering biology has a vital role to play in meeting challenges across many different sectors and is impacting virtually every sector of the economy. NPL is leading the charge on the development of materials, tools, methods and standards that will support innovation and scale-up in both current and emerging engineering biology driven solutions.
Measurement science for engineering biology innovation
To harness the potential of EngBio, we need to efficiently synthesize DNA on a large scale and leverage cellular and biological processes to create innovative products and services. However, these solutions should adhere to standardized, reproducible, and scalable methods to stay aligned with the rapid advancements in engineering biology. The marriage of biology and engineering presents new challenges for metrology but the measurement science tools, standards and guidance NPL is developing will help address these challenges.
EngBio metrology and standards
Supporting investment and growth in UK engineering biology companies
Our world-leading measurement science is bringing EngBio solutions to life through collaboration to support early stage innovators and those scaling-up their manufacture. Our expertise and facilities are also helping EngBio entrepreneurs to demonstrate the value of their products and processes and unlock the investment which is crucial to growth and commercialisation strategies. If you would like to learn more about our activities or discuss how we can help your company to innovate and scale - get in touch with our team.