Lab Automation for Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology is the engineering of biology. Examples of Synthetic Biology in action include: DNA foundries, novel bio-materials, lab grown meat and engineered micro-organisms.

We’ve been a supporter of the Synthetic Biology community for several years; our software is used by several leading companies in the community.

Challenges in Synthetic Biology

The Synthace Solution

 
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Closing the Loop is hard

Closed loop automation is often inflexible (e.g. work cells) and only really good for low complexity experiments. There are many fantastic design tools for a range of applications - plasmids, CRISPR, protein evolution, etc. but they often don’t integrate well with experimental tools.

Re-purpose existing equipment

Our software unlocks your existing lab hardware and can deliver significant cost, energy and volume savings through flexible digital automation and process optimisation

 
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Limiting cost whilst increasing throughput.

Many synthetic biology companies aren’t manufacturing therapeutics and therefore operate on much tighter margins.

 

 

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Integrates with Design Tools

Import designs direct into our software. Digitally defined methods reduces the chance of manual error - especially in complex workflows.

 
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Increase yield, throughput and product properties

Optimisation of products  and protocols (e.g. yield of a fine chemical or enzymatic activity) is traditionally done via DoE. DoE is a laborious experiment to plan and run manually.

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High-level control simplifies complex experiments

Our platform dramatically reduces the planning and execution time of complex and time-consuming experiments such as DOE. This allows insight-rich but usually labour-intensive experimentation to become routine.

 

Suggested applications in Synthetic Biology

 
  • Strain engineering for fine chemical synthesis

  • CRISPR gRNA shuffling

  • Plasmid library synthesis

  • Enzyme activity optimisation

 
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