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Use engineered cells to make better project decisions and avoid the laborious editing process

Use engineered cells to make better project decisions and avoid the laborious editing process

Synthego’s vision is to turn biology into an information science, with the ultimate goal of dramatically extending the healthy human lifespan. Synthego builds advanced bioinformatics and automated hardware platforms to create next-generation molecular biology tools, starting with full-stack genome engineering. These world-class tools accelerate basic scientific discovery, critical disease cures and novel synthetic biology applications to improve and prolong life.

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Synthego raises $100 million for AI-driven gene editing

  • VentureBeat
  • 1 month ago
  • Synthego, which is developing a machine learning-based approach to engineering genomes, today closed a $100 million funding round.
  • New investor Wellington Management led the series D, which was coled by RA Capital Management and 8VC, with participation from Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, Menlo Ventures, and Intel Capital. This new round brings Synthego’s total raised to more than $250 million, following a $110 million series C in October 2018.
  • Synthego aims to accelerate the R&D of less costly gene therapies via a combination of machine learning, automation, and engineered biology. Over the past few months, Synthego has partnered with a number of institutions — including Mammoth Biosciences, Sherlock Biosciences, the University of California San Francisco and Berkeley, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — to accelerate research in COVID-19 vaccines and therapies.
  • The startup says the funding will be put toward expanding the capabilities of its platforms designed to produce reagents and cells supporting basic research and clinical trials.
Synthego raises $100 million for AI-driven gene editing
Founder at @Synthego; Previously: CEO @Interave Media; CTO @TradeHill; Head of Software Dev @Halcyon Molecular; Head of Software Dev @SpaceX; @UIUC @UCSD Alumn
Founder at @Synthego, @Interave Media. Lead engineer of P4 Electron Microscope at @Halcyon Molecular. Lead Digital Designer at @SpaceX. MS Computer Engineering
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Feb 2019

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