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Riffyn Nexus Selected As The Digital Backbone of DoD's Bioindustrial Manufacturing And Design Ecosystem

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Embriette Hyde

Riffyn has been selected as the digital backbone for the $87M Department of Defense-sponsored Bioindustrial Manufacturing And Design Ecosystem (BioMADE). The newly funded Bioindustrial Manufacturing Innovation Institute (MII) is the 9th DoD-sponsored MII.

To be headquartered at the University of Minnesota, BioMADE is a nonprofit created by the Engineering Biology Research Consortium (EBRC). It aims to establish a long-term and dependable platform to accelerate the commercialization of biotechnology inventions from American R&D in universities, start-ups, and National Labs.

Riffyn will help build the digital backbone for this national network of more than 90 companies, universities, and organizations across 31 states.

Read the full press releases from the Department of Defense, BioMADE, and the University of Minnesota.

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Embriette Hyde

Embriette is an academic-turned science writer with a passion for spreading responsible science. She holds a PhD in microbiome research from Baylor College of Medicine. After a 4-year post-doc, during which she managed the world's largest citizen science research project (the American Gut Project), Embriette became a full-time science writer and research consultant. You can find her work at riffyn.com, synbiobeta.com, and her personal webpage: drhydenotjekyll.com