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author = {Kelwick, R and Webb, A and Freemont, P},
doi = {10.3389/fbioe.2020.00399},
journal = {Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology},
title = {Biological materials: the next frontier for cell-free synthetic biology},
url = {},
volume = {8},
year = {2020}

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AB - Advancements in cell-free synthetic biology are enabling innovations in sustainable biomanufacturing, that may ultimately shift the global manufacturing paradigm toward localized and ecologically harmonized production processes. Cell-free synthetic biology strategies have been developed for the bioproduction of fine chemicals, biofuels and biological materials. Cell-free workflows typically utilize combinations of purified enzymes, cell extracts for biotransformation or cell-free protein synthesis reactions, to assemble and characterize biosynthetic pathways. Importantly, cell-free reactions can combine the advantages of chemical engineering with metabolic engineering, through the direct addition of co-factors, substrates and chemicals –including those that are cytotoxic. Cell-free synthetic biology is also amenable to automatable design cycles through which an array of biological materials and their underpinning biosynthetic pathways can be tested and optimized in parallel. Whilst challenges still remain, recent convergences between the materials sciences and these advancements in cell-free synthetic biology enable new frontiers for materials research.
AU - Kelwick,R
AU - Webb,A
AU - Freemont,P
DO - 10.3389/fbioe.2020.00399
PY - 2020///
SN - 2296-4185
TI - Biological materials: the next frontier for cell-free synthetic biology
T2 - Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
UR -
UR -
VL - 8
ER -