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The BioTechnology Institute (BTI) provides advanced research, training, and university-industry interaction in biological process technology, a major area of biotechnology research. You are now viewing a collection of news, features and opportunities for and about BTI.

Minnesota Made: Growing the bioeconomy

Hear from an expert panel with deep roots in biotechnology and industry about the future of the bioeconomy in Minnesota and beyond. Submit questions before or during the live event.

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Creating an Unconventional Assembly Line

Researchers aims to transform simple chemical building blocks into complex chemical compounds faster.


Chemical compounds are integral in our lives. They play a starring role in everything from developing new drugs to adding flavor to a dish. Complex chemical compounds — think penicillin or olive oil — are built from elements and simple chemical building blocks. The building process is expedited by enzymes.