The world's population has more than doubled in the last fifty years eclipsing seven billion people. To put that growth in perspective, it took the previous two million years to achieve a similar increase. At present rates of expansion it is estimated the population will exceed nine billion within the next thirty-five years putting increasing strain on existing approaches across a variety of sectors.
Synthetic biology will play a fundamental role solving the many challenges of today and tomorrow across fields as diverse as medicine, agriculture, chemicals, food, manufacturing and energy, helping forge a sustainable path forward for current and future generations. Intrexon and its collaborators are focused on creating biologically based products and solutions to meet the ever-increasing needs of the world's growing population in an environmentally responsible manner.