What are the New Trends Followed in Biotech?
The biotechnology sector is using several innovative devices so that they can improve their services.
FREMONT, CA: The healthcare sector is taking full advantage of the advanced technologies and coming up with innovative tools to help healthcare providers offer better patient care. In industries like biotechnology, innovative devices like in vitro physiology models, exotic microbial production hosts are diminishing the lines among biology and inorganic. Here are other innovations in the field of biotechnology that is improving it.
1. Engineered resource utilization in the biosynthesis
Metabolic engineering research has increased the product range of engineered organisms by managing the metabolic flux or by introducing exogenous synthetic pathways. It will help to start with a microorganism that can be traced genetically. It will also make it easier to feed and then modify to produce compounds of interest in contexts related to health, industry, energy, and commercial. The perfect organisms are phototrophic, which means it has photosynthetic machinery that can utilize light energy for performing chemical reactions. It can even consume glucose or related sugars that are available in cheap products.
Less work has been done for engineering biosynthetic organisms to utilize unusual sources of carbon and energy. The rise of carbon dioxide emissions has provoked new techniques to consider using resources in strains. The microorganisms that can integrate CO2 or its chemical derivative can play an essential role in remediating atmospheric carbon dioxide as it can suddenly increase the supply of easily accessible substrate. Therefore, as more resource utilization paths are engineered, it can produce specialty chemicals with bulk chemicals.
2. CRISPR/Cas technology beyond genome editing
The trend of biotechnology cannot be completed without the novel applications of CRISPR. The CRISPR tools have an immense capacity to edit genomes because the expanding range of CRISPR proteins beyond the commonly utilized Cas9 will be useful for the application-specific genome editing approaches.
The utilization of CRISPR or Cas systems is being developed beyond their conventional application of editing genomes. It is being used for inserting or deleting an entire region of a gene. The CRISPR even inhibits and activates gene expression that can be utilized for conducting genetic screens. Furthermore, the removed technological method is also using the CRISPR systems as the biosensors for recognizing the presence of a pathogen's DNA for diagnostic.