Officials at Riffyn, a cloud-based software company, say that its flagship software, Riffyn Nexus, has been selected as the digital backbone by the Bioindustrial Manufacturing And Design Ecosystem (BioMADE) to create a sustainable industrial biomanufacturing infrastructure.
BioMADE, headquartered at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul, is a nonprofit created by the Engineering Biology Research Consortium for a new Manufacturing Innovation Institute.
Biobased products are projected to have a $4 trillion impact worldwide in the next 10-20 years, according to McKinsey and Company. To accelerate U.S. biotechnology innovation and modernization, the Department of Defense has awarded $87 million to BioMADE, aimed at securing America’s future through manufacturing innovation, education, and collaboration.
“Riffyn is an ideal partner as our digital pillar because of its experience and expertise in building scalable data infrastructures and management for bioindustrial R&D processes. Its platform is versatile and will serve as the foundation for a robust digital ecosystem that includes inventions from American companies, universities, and National Labs,” said Douglas Friedman, CEO of BioMADE.
“Advanced digital capabilities are critical to reducing the risk, time, and costs of scaling up biotechnologies to manufacturing,” added Timothy Gardner, Founder and CEO of Riffyn. “Riffyn’s pioneering technology has helped our customers cut in half the time needed to scale up and market their biotechnology innovations. We are excited to bring this same capability to the foundations of the national BioMADE network.”