Manufacturing DNA! MIT Private Tour of Twist Bioscience in Biotech Bay - BLOG

Manufacturing DNA! MIT Private Tour of Twist Bioscience in Biotech Bay

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June 10, 2016 – SYNCFAB hosted MITCNC for a private discussion tour with Bill Peck, CTO of Twist Bioscience in San Francisco’s Mission (Biotech) Bay. MIT Twist Bioscience SYNCFAB Manufacturing DNA
Twist Bioscience leverages the power of scale in a semiconductor-based synthetic DNA manufacturing process. Silicon Well Plate Key to the success of the company is a 10,000-well silicon well platform that enables highly uniform synthesis, very low error rates, and subsequent reduced turn-around times and price per base.Twist Bio Silicon Well
Here it is reduced to semiconductor chip size in a neat Kaleidoscope-style looking glass which when peered through is like looking into the future.Syncthetic DNA KaleidoscopeMIT Tour attendees share the view of the future looking through the Twist Bio synthetic DNA looking glass in between Questions and Answers led by Bill Peck, CTO.Looking through the Twist Bio DNA Kaleidoscope
CEO, Emily Leproust, was voted one of Fast Company’s most creative people in business and has raised over $100 million in private funding for Twist Bioscience.
Syncfab Twist Bio MIT
The company has sold over 100 million base pairs of synthetic DNA, including a recent purchase by Microsoft to pioneer research in encoding digital data for multiple millennia (covered here by Tech Crunch).
Twist Bioscience CTO Bill Peck
Photography was not allowed inside the actual fabrication facility – so you will need to attend our next tour if you want to see it!
SYNCFAB MIT TwistBio Many Thanks to Twist Bioscience for this special arrangement and to all who were able to participate! The tour gave a whole new level of appreciation for the synthetic biology #synbio industry. Join us on our next tour – who knows where our next stop may take us as we delve further into the landscape of modern American manufacturing!

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