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May 18, 2016 9:11 EST

INVEST IN TAXA BIOTECHNOLOGIES – Bio-engineering for the home, starting with a glowing plant

iCrowdNewswire - May 18, 2016

INVEST IN
TAXA BIOTECHNOLOGIES

Bio-engineering for the home, starting with a glowing plant

 

WHAT WE DO

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.

OUR AMBITION

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
    working technology.
  • Validated demand for TAXA platform by signing 3 collaborative research agreements with partner companies (more in pipeline).
  • First biotech investment by Y Combinator.

WHY I LIKE TAXA BIOTECHNOLOGIES

The glowing plant might look like a novelty, but it turns out that the next big thing always gets dismissed initially as a toy. There’s a long history of interesting companies being born right at the point in time where emerging exponential technologies become accessible to hobbyists, as is happening right now with synthetic biology. The progression is from toys to useful products to industrial mega-applications.
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Sam Altman

THE BUZZ ABOUT TAXA BIOTECHNOLOGIES
Just wanted to say THANK YOU again. I don’t know if my students really appreciate how unique and cutting edge this experiment is, but I certainly do. What an amazing opportunity.

Chuck Lunney

First High School teacher to use our Maker Kit
The COOLEST kickstarter campaign ever!

Peter Diamandis
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