Bio-engineering for the home, starting with a glowing plant
We enable cheaper, faster, and better genetic engineering of plants. We offer our platform both as a service to other companies and use it internally to develop our own engineered plants. We make money from platform access service fees and from royalties on the sale of the final products. Our first product is a Glowing Plant, which was the first Kickstarter for a synthetic biology application earning us over $600k in pre-orders. We are also close to shipping a Fragrant Moss.
Genetic engineering is among the most powerful technologies the human race has ever created, so everyone should have access to it. When powerful technologies are only available to those with power, they get used in ways the masses don’t want. Our goal is to put biotechnology in the hands of everyone, starting at the consumer level, this will enable a shift to a circular economy where resources are not dug from finite supplies in the ground but produced sustainably, without CO2, when needed.
- Over $600k in pre-orders for Glowing Plant.
- Shipped first ever kit which allows anyone to genetically engineer a plant at home.
- Shipped Fluc v1 of Glowing plant, the lowest cost GE plant ever sold commercially, demonstrating clear regulatory pathways and
- Validated demand for TAXA platform by signing 3 collaborative research agreements with partner companies (more in pipeline).
- First biotech investment by Y Combinator.
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