Engineering Biology Metrics and Technical Standards for the Global Bioeconomy
As companies and technologies in the bioeconomy are poised to scale, and distributed biomanufacturing grows, there is a new sense of urgency to identify global technical standards and metrology for engineering biology. The lack of standardization across many aspects of the bioeconomy innovation pipeline is likely to cause major challenges with data integration and interoperability, regulatory clarity, product quality, and consumer transactions.
This program seeks to identify community and stakeholder driven scientific, technical, operational, and semantics standards to enable and drive scale up capabilities, improve reproducibility across batches and geographies, and enhance the performance of microbial factories and bio-products. These activities will lay the groundwork to establish open voluntary standards for engineering biology that enable the rapid growth and success of the bioeconomy.