Project BOoST: A Biomanufacturing Test Facility Network for Bioprocess Optimization, Scaling, and Training
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the essential importance of biomanufacturing capabilities—extending to the geopolitical level—as well as the fragility of many supply chains and processes.
Advancing the U.S. Bioindustrial Production Sector
The U.S. government should create a Bio for America Program Office (BAPO) at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to house a suite of initiatives that would lead to the creation of more well-paying U.S.-based biomanufacturing jobs and more.
Accelerating Bioindustry Through Research, Innovation, and Translation
Streamlined funding of open and cross-disciplinary research, prize and challenge mechanisms, and market shaping through innovative procurement have all proven highly effective in the face of market failures and applied technology gaps like those seen in our bioindustry.
Taking Out the Space Trash: Creating an Advanced Market Commitment for Recycling and Removing Large-Scale Space Debris
In order to mitigate the space debris problem in a way that also bolsters national economic growth, the U.S. government should create an advanced market commitment for recycling and de-orbiting satellites and large-sized debris.