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It looks like the BioBricks DNA blots binder is on it's way to be commercially available. An OpenWetWare offshoot startup called Ginkgo BioWorks is going to manufacture and sell it.

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"Two guys can sit down in a coffee shop and start a Web company," says Kelly. "We want to show that can happen in biotech."

Ginkgo aims to sell these standardized genetic parts dried onto sheets of paper to big companies that want to make new drugs, plastics and petroleum replacements. Genetic technology has moved astonishingly quickly from the ivory tower to a three-ring binder paper sheet. Its democratization is here. If Ginkgo hadn't done this, someone else would have.

Link is here.

Things are moving.

I found the info on the diybio google group.

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Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:04 am
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Post Re: The Biobricks blots binder
Thats awesome! I wonder how long it will be before they begin to sell these. I didn't see any information on ordering them. I also wonder if they will be available to the general public or just businesses.


Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:37 pm
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I read that Forbes article as well, from a link in R.Vidal's openwetware blog. I just can't wait for them to be able to release it... Heck, I want to help them out in some way if I could, if only it wasn't for my crippling ignorance of the field in general...

Anyway, what we'll be needing soon would be local chapters of synthetic biology meetups that can form projects and introduce people to the methodology and tools of synthetic biology... And possibly some sort of off-the-shelf tutorial, from O'Reilley or wikiversity.



The article and related collection on the Forbes webpage is well worth a read. Here's the link in case anyone's interested.

http://www.forbes.com/2008/08/13/do-it- ... _land.html


Sun Aug 17, 2008 8:03 pm
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Post Re: The Biobricks blots binder
It looks like they've updated their site, there's a huge pdf on biological engineering in the docs section. It looks really nice.


Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:18 pm
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rallodc45 wrote:
It looks like they've updated their site, there's a huge pdf on biological engineering in the docs section. It looks really nice.



Woot, didn't realize they updated the website. Thanks for the heads-up.


Mon Nov 17, 2008 5:17 am
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Post Re: The Biobricks blots binder
Everybody go check out the site, they've added a BioBrick Assembly Kit for purchase ($235.00 and only ships in the U.S. though)


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