Scientific excellence with commercial acumen
The global bioeconomy is growing rapidly, as businesses realise the potential of biodesign and biomanufacturing. From novel materials to new medicines, data storage and living sensors, synthetic biology offers exciting new opportunities to sense, organise and process matter efficiently and cleanly – if you have the capability to turn theory into practice.
Using state-of-the-art facilities and techniques, our synthetic biology team fuses expertise in biology, chemistry and engineering to convert research-driven discovery into breakthrough products and services.
Background in biodesign
Our synthetic biology capability has grown organically from our long history in healthcare and life-sciences.
Recognising a new era of rational biodesign for products and processes is emerging, we created our synthetic biology division in 2015.
Antha is a programming language for biology that describes and executes complex protocols, driving massive productivity gains during biodesign.
Working in partnership with Synthace, we offer an end-to-end service to help clients launch Antha in their labs, delivering significant workflow efficiency benefits.
Biodesign is not fully predictive today and still requires extensive phenotypic characterisation and testing.
We designed an ultra-high throughput agar array-based system to measure ratiometric fluorescent signals from a library of transformed organisms and automatically identify the best-performing individual strain.
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Tech, tools & facilities
我们设在剑桥总部的微生物实验室使我们可以对微生物进行基因改造和特征描述。我们的设施达到了致病性菌株处理二级防护级别，我们的内部库令快速模块化 DNA 构建设计和组装成为可能。构建有机体，令其成为医疗保健和生物技术应用领域的生物传感器，是我们特别感兴趣的一个课题。
SGI BioXP 3200
This system is the world’s first benchtop automated genomic workstation that rapidly synthesizes high-quality, double-stranded DNA fragments and clones into any vector in an overnight run. Its numerous applications include protein production, antibody library generation and cell engineering.