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SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY

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MACHINE LEARNING

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THE NEXT GENERATION
of
BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH
WHAT WE DO
With synthetic biology and fully automated bio-manufacturing, we enable industrialized, on-demand, high-throughput, and flexible engineering of biological systems for practical applications such as protein and strain engineering. 

Our flexible platform empowers us to engage in a diverse range of projects, spanning from addressing critical gaps in the R&D workflows of companies equipped with established R&D teams to delivering comprehensive strain engineering services and support for businesses lacking R&D capabilities. We collaborate with organizations of varying sizes, having partnered with both Fortune 500 corporations and emerging startups.
THE NEXT GENERATION
OF
BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH
WHAT WE DO
With synthetic biology and fully automated bio-manufacturing, we enable industrialized, on-demand, high-throughput, and flexible engineering of biological systems for practical applications such as protein and strain engineering. 

Our flexible platform empowers us to engage in a diverse range of projects, spanning from addressing critical gaps in the R&D workflows of companies equipped with established R&D teams to delivering comprehensive strain engineering services and support for businesses lacking R&D capabilities. We collaborate with organizations of varying sizes, having partnered with both Fortune 500 corporations and emerging startups.
OUR GOAL

We seek to debottleneck biotech R&D by minimizing the human intervention through deep integration of synthetic biology and robotics.

We utilize microorganisms as cell factories and push through their limitations to achieve economic efficiency and reach an environmentally sustainable future.
 
OUR TECHNOLOGY

Our proprietary technologies enable rapid implementation of R&D workflows and integration of design-build-test-learn cycles.

We apply concepts in synthetic biology, robotics, and artificial intelligence to engineer biological systems more reliably, with greater cost-efficiency, and up to two orders of magnitude faster than traditional experimentation.
YOUR SOLUTIONS

We are currently working with customers to optimize their bioproduction processes and develop innovative products.

Our platform facilitates quicker turnover time and superior results at a lower cost for a broad range of projects, such as engineering microorganisms that sustainably produce value-added chemicals from low-cost renewable feedstocks.
 
OUR TECHNOLOGY
Directed

Autonomous
Research
Workspace
Infrastructure
2nd Generation BioFoundry
Highly reconfigurable
Endlessly expandable
Active learning for effective modeling of high-dimensional biosystems
Autonomous execution of experiments for a fully-automated, 'lights-off' lab
TRADITIONAL PROCESS
Semi-automated process
Traditional Process
  • Training the entire team on different workflows is costly and time-consuming.
  • Manual work is prone to inevitable human errors and biases.
  • Idling, inefficient scheduling of tasks, and overbooking equipment often delays the workflow and leads to downstream errors and inconsistencies.
FLEXIBLE BIOFOUNDRY
Fully-automated process
Fully Automated (1)
  • Our fully automated and highly versatile robotic platform supports complex logic and multiplexing.
  • Coordinated robots with flexible scheduling allows for seamless researcher-robot collaboration.
  • A complete suite of instruments and unit operations enables improved functionality and versatility.
  • Modular programming and a flexible hardware architecture supports a highly re-configurable setup.
  • R&D is accelerated with machine-learning-guided engineering cycles.
Directed
Autonomous
Research
Workspace
Infrastructure
2nd Generation BioFoundry
Highly reconfigurable
Endlessly expandable
Active learning for effective modeling of high-dimensional biosystems
Autonomous execution of experiments for a fully-automated, 'lights-off' lab
TRADITIONAL PROCESS
Semi-automated process
Traditional Process
  • Training the entire team on different workflows is costly and time-consuming.
  • Manual work is prone to inevitable human errors and biases.
  • Idling, inefficient scheduling of tasks, and overbooking equipment often delays the workflow and leads to downstream errors and inconsistencies.
FLEXIBLE BIOFOUNDRY
Fully-automated process
Fully Automated (1)
  • Our fully automated and highly versatile robotic platform supports complex logic and multiplexing.
  • Coordinated robots with flexible scheduling allows for seamless researcher-robot collaboration.
  • A complete suite of instruments and unit operations enables improved functionality and versatility.
  • Modular programming and a flexible hardware architecture supports a highly re-configurable setup.
  • R&D is accelerated with machine-learning-guided engineering cycles.
EXTENSIVE APPLICATIONS
  • Highly automated and algorithm-driven metabolic engineering and pathway optimization.
  • High efficiency and high-throughput DNA assembly technology.
  • Machine learning-assisted protein engineering.
  • High-throughput genome editing technology.
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EXTENSIVE APPLICATIONS
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  • Highly automated and algorithm-driven metabolic engineering and pathway optimization.
  • High efficiency and high-throughput DNA assembly technology.
  • Machine learning-assisted protein engineering.
  • High-throughput genome editing technology.

SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGES

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  • Projects are accomplished up to 100x faster than manual operation.
  • Our versatile technology is easily reprogrammable and enables execution of workflows that are normally difficult to perform in a high-throughput manner.
  • Superior accuracy and low error leads to high capital efficiency.
  • The speed and insights resulting from a closed-loop integration of the design-build-test-learn R&D cycle offer expedited and unparalleled results.

ABOUT US

Our team consists of experts in the fields of chemical and biological engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering. We have interdisciplinary skills in science and engineering as well as business and industrial development that enable us to efficiently overcome problems faced by others in the field.
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SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGES
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  • Projects are accomplished up to 100x faster than manual operation.
  • Our versatile technology is easily reprogrammable and enables execution of workflows that are normally difficult to perform in a high-throughput manner.
  • Superior accuracy and low error leads to high capital efficiency.
  • The speed and insights resulting from a closed-loop integration of the design-build-test-learn R&D cycle offer expedited and unparalleled results.

ABOUT US

Our team consists of experts in the fields of chemical and biological engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering. We have interdisciplinary skills in science and engineering as well as business and industrial development that enable us to efficiently overcome problems faced by others in the field.
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CAREERS

CAREERS

Software Team
Software Team
Mechanical Team
Mechanical Team
Hardware Team
Hardware Team
Biological team
Biological team
LifeFoundry has started at the University of Illinois Research Park and uses fully-automated synthetic biology to engineer organisms to produce value-added chemicals. Using robotics and advanced algorithms, we hope to push the limits of biotechnology R&D. To achieve our mission of creating a sustainable bio-based future, we are seeking passionate full-time and part-time talent in a variety of tech and biotech areas, including biological, chemical, mechanical, software, and electrical engineering and science. If none of these areas apply to you, but you feel you are a good fit for our team, you can search for job openings on LinkedIn or email us at career@life-foundry.com

Career fair applicants please use this link for applying open positions:
2024 Research Park Career Fair Monday, February 26, 2024
3-7 PM at Illinois Conference Center

Software Team
Software Team
Mechanical Team
Mechanical Team
Hardware Team
Hardware Team
Biological team
Biological team
LifeFoundry has started at the University of Illinois Research Park and uses fully-automated synthetic biology to engineer organisms to produce value-added chemicals. Using robotics and advanced algorithms, we hope to push the limits of biotechnology R&D. To achieve our mission of creating a sustainable bio-based future, we are seeking passionate full-time and part-time talent in a variety of tech and biotech areas, including biological, chemical, mechanical, software, and electrical engineering and science. If none of these areas apply to you, but you feel you are a good fit for our team, you can search for job openings on LinkedIn or email us at career@life-foundry.com

Career fair applicants please use this link for applying open positions: 
2024 Research Park Career Fair Monday, February 26, 2024
3-7 PM at Illinois Conference Center

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