DoD ManTech News
Tag: Biomanufacturing

June 22, 2023

Pentagon Exhibit Highlights Efforts to Speed Innovation, Invention

Pentagon employees got a chance to view some of the projects that will speed up innovation and invention in the department at a DOD Manufacturing Technology Program exhibition yesterday.

June 13, 2023

BioMADE to Establish Bioindustrial Manufacturing Infrastructure in Minnesota

Following bipartisan support from Governor Walz and the Minnesota Legislature, the Minnesota site will be the first start in a national network of bioindustrial manufacturing facilities

May 18, 2023

New BioMADE Bioreactor Innovation Projects Aim to Supercharge the Future of Large-Scale Biomanufacturing

BioMADE is excited to announce five new projects that focus on developing more efficient, lower-cost, flexible, and re-deployable bioreactors to advance the U.S. bioeconomy and biomanufacturing goals. Project teams led by members Capra Biosciences, Amyris, Geno, and two teams from Iowa State University propose technological innovations in bioreactor hardware, software, sensors, modeling, and automation to make bio-based products more efficiently at commercial scales. These projects were funded through a special BioMADE Project Call on advancing bioreactor design and development thanks to support from Schmidt Futures.

Sept. 14, 2022

New Biotechnology Executive Order Will Advance DoD Biotechnology Initiatives for America’s Economic and National Security

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering welcomes the Biden Administration’s announcement of Executive Order (EO) “Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy.” This EO will bolster efforts by the Department of Defense (DoD) and other Federal agencies to ensure U.S. economic and national security by leveraging biotechnology to secure, strengthen, and diversify our domestic manufacturing supply chains of critical goods, products, and services.

Sept. 12, 2022

Institute Facilities Are a Draw for Many Early-Stage Companies

Competitiveness was among the primary drivers in the creation of Manufacturing USA to secure U.S. global leadership in advanced manufacturing by connecting people, ideas, and technology. The Manufacturing USA network, which has roots in the creation of America Makes in 2012, has grown to include 16 manufacturing innovation institutes that work to accelerate and de-risk technology development and scale-up through an ecosystem of government research institutions, universities and private sector industry members. Collectively, the institutes in the past decade have advanced 270 technologies toward commercialization.

Aug. 17, 2022

How the Manufacturing USA Network Nurtures Startup Companies Across the Innovation Gap

The gap between a good idea and a successful commercial product is known as the “innovation valley of death.” It’s part of the complex history in which manufacturers and investors struggled to keep operations on shore and develop innovations domestically when lower cost options existed elsewhere. The additional business risk associated with investments in prototyping and product development also hinder the creation of new companies that can drive innovation in manufacturing.