Scientific discoveries will unlock a sustainable future. However, biology is complex and often difficult to manipulate. By breaking out of the cell, and using the components of biology in a cell-free system, we want to fundamentally change the way scientists approach discovery. Breaking the bounds of biology will lead to game-changing innovations.
Tierra has been perfecting the science of cell-free systems, starting from technology originally developed at Caltech and backed by DARPA. We wrap automation and learning around our proprietary cell-free systems to enable combinatoric protein expression that is completely ex vivo. Three things can be easily varied using Tierra technology that is difficult when using cells:
The end product is not only physical protein, but also multiple layers of rich and actionable data that informs the protein expression workflow.