personal bioreactor

Could DIYBio and biohackers reduce the cost of insulin?

Today we published two papers discussing how the development of the DIYBio movement could dramatically change the way patients access life-saving drugs. In an opinion entitled “The Open Insulin Project: A Case Study for ‘Biohacked’ Medicines“, in collaboration with Warren...

low cost insulin

Insulin: Smaller Scale for Lower Costs Campaign

Low-Cost Insulin Campaign We are running a  fundraising campaign to support graduate students to develop a low-cost insulin manufacturing process. Need for cheaper insulin Since its discovery in 1921, insulin has revolutionized the quality and quantity of life for persons with...

Anca Selariu

Welcome Anca

We are pleased to welcome Anca Selariu who joined the group as research coordinator on September 4, 2018. Anca will be responsible for coordinating the execution of research projects. She will also be involved in the development of funding proposals....

Presenting Digital Signatures for DNA

A new project in the Peccoud Lab focuses on applying digital signatures to DNA in living organisms. Last week, postdoc Jenna Gallegos gave a presentation at the Synthetic Biology, Evolution, Engineering, and Design meeting in ScottsDale, Arizona describing this work. Abstract DNA...

New publication defining “cyberbiosecurity”

We’ve just published a new paper describing the security risks that come along with the increasing digitization of biotechnology workflows. We call this emerging field cyberbiosecurity. Our paper about cyberbiosecurity was published in the Cell Press journal Trends in Biotechnology...

We had a lab retreat! (and you should too)

Peccoud Lab Retreat 2018 was a big success This weekend, the Peccoud lab went on a three-day retreat at the Cliff House Hotel in Manitou, CO. A retreat for a small academic lab may sound like an unusual idea, but...

plasmid design

Plasmid Design

We can help you with your next plasmid design project. Send us an email or schedule a call to tell us about it. What is Plasmid Design? In the early days of genetic engineerings, the limits of cloning technologies forced...

5s lab organization training

5S Lab Organization Training

We provide a 5S Lab Organization Training program. Why 5S Lab Organization Training? I was first exposed to the 5S Lab Organization system while visiting the Invitrogen plant in Carlsbad. I immediately expressed an interest in implementing this in my...

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