Chai is democratizing biotechnology. We've built a desktop DNA analysis device costing only $2200 (10x less than prior alternatives), and are coupling it with crowdsourced DNA diagnostic test kits and a data science analysis software platform. The net result is actionable information provided to end-users, without requiring labs or PhD expertise.
That platform is able to detect any DNA or RNA sequence, pathogen, or virus, and can also perform genetic genotyping. With Chai, cutting-edge biotechnology is now available to global health practitioners, environmental monitoring applications (beach & water safety), industrial users like microbreweries, wineries,… · More and agriculture, food quality applications (fraud/mis-labeling, GMO & hormone abuse detection), biohackers developing new microbes, and eventually consumers.
In addition to modern hardware (ethernet/wifi, touch screen), we will sell the required consumable test kits and reagents, which brings recurring revenue to the business model.