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Kerry Hooper

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George Bonaci and Matthew Markus on a roof in Seattle, where Pembient got started.
George Bonaci and Matthew Markus on a roof in Seattle, where Pembient got started.
BioplasticBioplastic was edited byKerry HooperKerry Hooper
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Bioplastic

Bioplastic is a type of plastic made from renewable biomass sources instead of petroleum.

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IndieBio is a threefour month business accelerator program which awards $50,000 and mentors biotech start-up companies using synthetic biology.

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IndieBio is a three month business accelerator program which awards $50,000 and mentors biotech start-up companies using synthetic biology.

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Pembient was founded in 2015 by Matthew Markus and George BonaciGeorge Bonaci and is located in Seattle, Washington. Pembient is a biotechnology company producing bio-fabricated horn using DNA and 3D printed keratin. Pembient's original goal was to combat wildlife poaching by producing horn and other animal parts to be used for medicinal purposes at significantly less cost than anything produced through illegal wildlife trade - a $20 billion black market.

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Pembient was founded in 2015 by Matthew MarkusMatthew Markus and George Bonaci and is located in Seattle, Washington. Pembient is a biotechnology company producing bio-fabricated horn using DNA and 3D printed keratin. Pembient's original goal was to combat wildlife poaching by producing horn and other animal parts to be used for medicinal purposes at significantly less cost than anything produced through illegal wildlife trade - a $20 billion black market.

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PembiCoin Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

A PembiCoin is a blockchain-based token that allows its holder to take delivery of one gram of biofabricated horn in the year 2022

Tissue engineeringTissue engineering was edited byKerry HooperKerry Hooper
June 19, 2018 5:36 pm
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Tissue engineering

Tissue Engineering is a focused on the development of tissue and organ substitutes in a laboratory.

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June 19, 2018 2:44 pm
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Tissue engineering

Tissue Engineering is a focused on the development of tissue and organ substitutes in a laboratory.

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Keratin

Keratin is a protein that makes up skin, hair and nails and is also found in internal organs and glands.

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Pembient discovered a greater market size when they realized that carved rhino horn was a significant factor in increased poaching demand; rather than just medicinal use. Rhino horn is unique in that is is solid; unlike the horns of cows and elephants whose horns are hollow. Rhino horn provides a good carving medium as it can be made into large solid objects. As there areis feweronly thanan estimated 20,000 rhinos left in the world, the cost for their horn is exponential - approximately $60,000 per kilogram. Pembient plans to use modern technology to manufacture horn cylinders and sell them at a fraction of the cost which in turn will undermine poachers and put an end to rhino poaching. These can be sold to artisans, designers, carvers and other manufacturers.

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Pembient claims that horn is a bioplastic and if it can be produced in abundance it can replace petroleum plastic as a material. Pembient's CEO envisions a future with everyday products made from bio-degradable horn.

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Pembient discovered a greater market size when they realized that carved rhino horn was a significant factor in increased poaching demand; rather than just medicinal use. Rhino horn is unique in that is is solid; unlike the horns of cows and elephants whose horns are hollow. Rhino horn provides a good carving medium as it can be made into large solid objects. As there are fewer than 20,000 rhinos left in the world, the cost for their horn is exponential. Pembient plans to use modern technology to manufacture horn cylinders and sell them at a fraction of the cost which in turn will undermine poachers and put an end to rhino poaching. These can be sold to artisans, designers, carvers and other manufacturers. .

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An early prototype of Pembient’s rhino horn, made from wool as a starting material.
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An early prototype of Pembient’s rhino horn, made from wool as a starting material.
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Fine Tooth Horn Comb

Pembient discovered a greater market opportunitysize when they realized that carved rhino horn was a significant factor in increased poaching demand; rather than just medicinal use. Rhino horn is unique in that is is solid; unlike the horns of cows and elephants whose horns are hollow. Rhino horn provides a good carving medium as it can be made into large solid objects. As there are fewer than 20,000 rhinos left in the world, the cost for their horn is exponential. Pembient plans to use modern technology to manufacture horn cylinders and sell them at a fraction of the cost which in turn will undermine poachers and put an end to rhino poaching. These can be sold to artisans, designers, carvers and other manufacturers. .

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Horn Bangles
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Fine Tooth Horn Comb
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Horn Bangles
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orge Bonaci and Matthew Markus on a roof in Seattle, where Pembient got started.
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Crowdfunding of Black Rhino Genome Sequencing Project
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Fine Tooth Horn Comb

Horn Bangles

Georgeorge Bonaci and Matthew Markus on a roof in Seattle, where Pembient got started.
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Pembient Founded by Matthew Marcus and George Bonaci

George Bonaci and Matthew Markus on a roof in Seattle, where Pembient got started.

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