"‘Oceans are the Next Frontier’. It’s an attention grabbing headline. Indeed, it true that we know more about space than we do about our oceans. Oceans cover most of the planet, and yet, we have still to fully explore its depths, and to find ways to use the ocean for food production, and new materials.
In the last decade there has been a growing demand for specialist materials, chemicals and components that can solve long-term problems of scarcity, or replace things that are mined or grown.
Increasingly, this burden has been placed upon biology, and biological systems. As a result, and not surprisingly, entrepreneurs have filled the gap to make new products in novel ways, using biology, and they are getting funded."
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