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Biotechnology for Materiel and Defense Symposium
June 17, 2020
The Biotechnology for Material and Defense Symposium virtual event will be hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association on June 17, 2020.
Recent advances in Synthetic Biology, Biotechnology, and their supporting infrastructure—biodesign, automation, artificial intelligence, and data analytics—are affording transformational impacts beyond traditional opportunity spaces to produce natural polymers and composites, synthesize new molecules for coatings and resins, and ‘grow’ structural materials such as leathers and foams.
Future capabilities such as biosensors and nano-structure material production are on the cusp of implementation. The far future promises the ability for in-situ production, self-healing, and more. This ability to harness nature’s processes to produce molecules and materials in a sustainable way has the potential to not only have a positive impact on the environment and domestic manufacturing but also radically change how we design, build, maintain, and support our troops.
Please visit the NDIA’s Biotechnology for Material and Defense Symposium website for more information and to register.