Impact


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.

Specialisms



Start-up support
We provide synthetic biology start-ups with the broader knowledge and capabilities they need to get exciting and innovative biodesigned products to market. We assist them in scaling-up novel processes, ensuring robust quality control, consistent product delivery and competitive cost.
Speed and predictability
Using our skills in biological manipulation, automation, measurement and process control, we help mature organisations already engaged in synthetic biology to build consistent and predictable processes for the rapid and cost-effective development of new products and services.
Bio strategy
Many organisations face the challenge of understanding the potential synthetic biology holds for their business and how to then integrate it. With deep industry knowledge and expertise in these specific technologies and trends, we identify business opportunities and develop robust strategies to realise this potential.
GMP manufacture
We understand GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) compliant processes and equipment. We are familiar with the intense quality focus GMP brings, from supply chain management to final product QC and release. Our ISO13485 compliant processes ensure seamless collaboration with clients in the pharmaceutical and diagnostic sectors.

Experience


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 expertise

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.

Accelerating development

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.

Tech, tools & facilities


Synthetic biology lab
 

Synthetic biology labs

Located in our Cambridge head office, our microbiology lab enables us to genetically modify micro-organisms and characterise them. Our facilities are containment level 2 rated for handling pathogenic strains and our in-house libraries allow rapid modular DNA construct design and assembly. We are particularly interested in building organisms that are biological sensors for healthcare and industrial biotech applications.

SGI-BioXP-3200
 

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.

News & insights


Press release

에보네틱스(Evonetix), 3000만 달러(2300만 유로 GBP) 투자 유치 성공

17th March 2020

확장형 고충실도(high-fidelity) 신속 유전자 합성용 데스크탑 플랫폼을 개발하는 합성 바이오 기업 에보네틱스는 오늘 시리즈 B 투자 유치에 성공했다고 발표했다.

Press release

캠브리지 컨설턴트 iF 디자인 어워즈(iF DESIGN AWARDS) 2관왕 수상. 세계적인 수준의 디자인으로 인정받다.

21st February 2020

류마티스 관절염 환자용 주사 장치 에이알토(Aalto), 그리고 주입형 배란 촉진제용 스마트 쿨링 케이스인 알마(Alma) 2가지 제품으로 iF 디자인 어워즈 2관왕 수상

Press release

캠브리지 컨설턴트-히타치 (Hitachi) 센트럴 리서치 연구소와 세계 플라스틱 문제 해결 위한 업무협약 체결

11th December 2019

캠브리지 컨설턴트는 쿄쇼노모리 플랜에 파트너로 프로그램에 합류하여 히타치와 협력하여 플라스틱 재활용에 합성 생물학을 적용하기위한 응용 프로그램 및 비즈니스 모델을 연구 할 것 입니다.

Press release

캠브리지 컨설턴트, 카탈로그 테크놀로지와 협업 통해 DNA 기반 데이터 저장 장치 개발 박차

2nd October 2018

디지털 데이터를 DNA 분자에 저장하며 데이터 저장 처리 속도 가속화 구현

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