Cell-free systems are our engine.
A cell-free system is just like a cell, but with the cell wall removed. And what's left inside is endlessly fascinating. Cell-free systems allow us to do complex biochemistry without any of the limitations of a cell. This means reactions of endless complexity in 8 hours or less, compared to the weeks' to months' traditional biochemistry takes. We think of it as conserving the advantages of biology without the hassle - the ultimate prototyping system.
A company is only as good as its people.
Synvitrobio has recruited top experts in synthetic biology, cell-free systems, and early-stage company commercialization. We're excited to make an impact!
Scientific and Commercial Advisors
Abel Chiao Associate Scientist
Youngha Hwang Research Associate
Weng Ruh Wong, PhD Scientist
Richard Mansfield, MS ARE Fellow
We're taking alpha customers and collaborations.
Synvitrobio is preparing to sell E. coli cell-free systems for prototyping and expression for non-commercial academic use. We've optimized our extracts for prototyping of circuits and pathways by enabling native (or T7) expression and expression off of DNA. We are committed to advancing R&D in the cell-free academic community. Contact us for more details and to join the waitlist.
Synvitrobio can help diagnose your enzymes and your pathways in our E. coli cell-free system or a custom system. We're looking for engaged partners; contact us for more details.
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Research Associate (BA/BS, MA/MS level)
We’re looking for someone excited to drink from the scientific fire hose. Are you a jack-of-all-trades capable of lab support activities (autoclaving, making media, making buffers, making stock solutions), molecular biology techniques (pipetting, PCR, DNA electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE gel electrophoresis, mini/midi-preps), and coding? The candidate must be capable of doing many of these things independently, but also of communicating and coordinating with others in the lab. Our projects require growth and harvest of bacterial cultures. These cultures feed into all the different projects we have. Project implementation continues with DNA manipulation and purification, and protein visualization. Since it’s a startup, we would like you to know some biopython as well to assist in other areas of the company.
The ideal candidate will have experience with some more advanced molecular biology, bioinformatics or biochemistry such as coding with biopython and online APIs, multi-part cloning, mammalian cell culture and transformation, or LCMS.
- Molecular biology experience at the lab bench
- Ability to make modular computer code
- Some experience using biopython
Specific skills should include some of these:
- streaking cultures
- cell assays
- Using APIs to download data from webservers
- Experience working with multidimensional datasets
Chief of Staff (BA/BS level or MBA level)
We’re looking for someone highly-motivated and interested in getting their hands wet in all things hard-tech startup. You will work with the CEO to help with all aspects of building the startup. You're highly-motivated and come with a get-things-done attitude, but also incredibly willing to learn (and perhaps, one day start your own thing, but want some hands-on experience). The position is purposely ill-defined; this is exciting, and not scary to you. You need not know biology.
- Either 2+ years in industry setting OR strong, demonstrable leadership experience
We would love to hear from you.
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