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What happens when the love of the outdoors and synthetic biology come together?

What happens when the love of the outdoors and synthetic biology come together?

From high tech biology labs to small ski design workshops big things are happening in the outdoor recreation apparel world. Checkerspot, based in Berkeley, California, is a biotech startup company who just announced a partnership with Gore (creator of Gore-Tex) to design high-performance material for outdoor recreation products. But, the approach they’re taking is very different than most. After raising $13 million, Checkerspot started the process of utilizing microalgae, a naturally occurring producer of oil to produce different materials. This is done through a process of fermentation…  read more →

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