February 7, 2017
TeselaGen Receives $500,000 Award for Gene Editing and Engineering Software
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 07, 2017 – TeselaGen Biotechnology has received a $500,000 SBIR Phase IIB grant to expand their bioCAD/CAM software suite, which uses synthetic biology approaches to gene editing and genetic engineering. The Small Business Innovation Research matching grant will be used to develop “Version 1.0” of the enterprise platform. The grant was matched by >$1M in early revenue from product licensing of the beta platform.
Using TeselaGen’s technology, companies accelerate development of their proprietary organisms and plant varieties. These organisms act as living factories for sustainable production of biofuel substitutes for petroleum, for biologically derived medicines, enzymes, flavors and fragrances as well as other bioproducts. The platform allows customers to maintain control over their valuable intellectual property while collaborating with contractors and vendors.
“TeselaGen’s award comes at a time when we have had some exceptional success with our Fortune 50 clients,” said Mike Fero, CEO, TeselaGen. “We are very excited to be a leader in building valuable software that enables breakthroughs that will provide for a more sustainable biobased future. Also, pretty happy about the substantial revenue that made this matching grant possible. For a talented young team of recent bioengineering and computer science grads building state of the art scientific software, this is great news.”
TeselaGen is accelerating synthetic biology with their fully automated “Mind to Molecule” software suite for designing, building and testing complex DNA molecules and combinatorial DNA libraries. The system constitutes a complete information technology backbone for synthetic biology enabling companies to build better biologic drugs to cure disease, and more sustainable bio-based chemicals and fuels. Founded not long after the Deepwater Horizon accident, the TeselaGen team is committed to the long term vision of building a better biobased future.
TeselaGen’s first offering is a computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) tool to help companies design complex protocols for the assembly of DNA libraries. Plans include integration of the assembler output with automation for building DNA libraries of arbitrary length and complexity without human intervention.
TeselaGen’s recognition includes a Bio-IT World Best Practices Award, and grant awards from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.
For More Information Contact:
Michael Fero PhD
TeselaGen Biotechnology, Inc.
1736A, 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94107