Nature's Building Blocks

In this digital film series, produced by BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions, BIO and the International Council of Biotechnology Associations (ICBA) uncover the stories of innovative companies using nature’s building blocks to change the world every day through biotechnology.

Biotechnology promises to revolutionize our everyday lives, from what we eat, to the fuel we use and the medical treatments we receive. With the global population estimated to reach 10 billion by 2050, Nature’s Building Blocks uncovers how biotechnology is stepping up to the challenges of feeding the world while also changing the way we use the world’s resources to power our homes, our cars and our industry. From the biologists rebuilding skin tissue and eradicating anti-microbial resistance to the geneticists working with farmers to protect pigs and the partnerships being formed across the world to improve the lives of those who suffer with rare conditions, Nature’s Building Blocks explores the stories behind the science.

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Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath Nature's Building Blocks
BIO’s CEO, Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath, discusses the potential of biotechnology to address global challenges harnessing nature’s building blocks.
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Alnylam BBC
Alnylam
Amyris BBC
Amyris
Nature's Building Blocks: Genus
Genus
PolyNovo
PolyNovo: Rebuilding Skin Tissue and Lives
Provivi
Provivi: Perfumed Pest Control
Biotalys
Biotalys: Nature’s Own Toolkit
Amyris –The Sweet Spot
Amyris –The Sweet Spot
Evonik: Cleaning Up Our Act
Evonik - Cleaning Up Our Act
POET - Growing the Distance
POET - Growing the Distance
Mibelle: More Than Skin Deep
Mibelle: More Than Skin Deep
BeiGene: Treatments Without Borders
BeiGene - Treatments Without Borders
Venatorx: Eradicating Anti-Microbial Resistance
Venatorx - Eradicating Anti-Microbial Resistance
Venatorx: Eradicating Anti-Microbial Resistance
Venatorx - Eradicating Anti-Microbial Resistance
ADM Protexin: The Mind and The Microbiome
ADM Protexin - The Mind and The Microbiome
Roche: The Power of Partnerships
Roche: The Power of Partnerships
MEDICAGO: From Plant to Prevention
MEDICAGO: From Plant to Prevention
Samsung Biologics: The Speed of Science
Samsung Biologics - The Speed of Science
Adare: Access to Choice
Adare - Access to Choice
Rebiotix/Ferring - Harnessing the Power of the Human Microbiome
Rebiotix/Ferring - Harnessing the Power of the Human Microbiome
PharmaEssentia Improving Treatments, Improving Lives
PharmaEssentia - Improving Treatments, Improving Lives
Sanofi - The Women Breaking Barriers in Hemophilia
Sanofi - The Women Breaking Barriers in Hemophilia
Sanofi - Healthcare Beyond Borders
Sanofi - Healthcare Beyond Borders
Blueprint Genetics - Decoding Disease
Blueprint Genetics - Decoding Disease
Innovent Biologics - Concentrating on Cancer Cells
Innovent Biologics - Concentrating on Cancer Cells
Mithra - A Natural Cycle
Mithra - A Natural Cycle
Agios - Making Voices Heard
Agios - Making Voices Heard
ExoCoBio - Taking the Message Further
ExoCoBio - Taking the Message Further