The Synthace Story

We believe that technology can empower scientists to unleash the infinite potential of biology.


Synthace is an interdisciplinary team of computer scientists, biologists, mathematicians, and chemists pioneering new ways of working digitally in biology. We’re backed by world-class investors and a growing collection of partners working on the hardware, software, and wetware required to truly industrialise biology’s potential.

How we started

We were founded by a team of biologists in 2011 as a bio-process service provider, optimising the existing bio-processes of our clients using a multi-factorial experimental approach. We used automated robotic equipment to run our high-dimensional, complex experiments. But we quickly learned that it was difficult to achieve the level of complexity and throughput we needed with the equipment’s software.

So we decided to build our own software - something that would not only communicate with our lab hardware but also help us plan and execute complex, multi-factorial experiments. Our software platform, Antha, produced a hundred-fold increase in our experimental throughput. As a result, we shifted our focus to empowering our clients to run these complex experiments themselves using Antha.

Where next?

Our goal is to develop a software platform that empowers biologists to leverage the infinite potential of biology and help solve the grand challenges facing humanity. If you’re similarly motivated and looking for an opportunity to make a big impact, let us know.