Standardise Biology Film

Synthetic biology is the attempt to convert biotechnology into a full engineering discipline. Compared to other engineering areas such as electronics or mechanics, however, the process of standardization of biological material is a tough challenge. One of the most important characteristics of every engineering field is the need for proper standards. In this short film we show: why standards are so important in synthetic biology, what should be standardized, who are the people driving this process, and what this all means for society and the environment.


The film was produced as part of the EC FP7 project ST-FLOW.


Standardisation in Synthetic Biology from Biofaction on Vimeo.