TeselaGen receives NSF SBIR Award

TeselaGen has received a $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to expand its computer aided design platform for building and modifying DNA with synthetic biology techniques. The Small Business Innovation Research Phase II grant will be used to further commercialize the “j5” technology under exclusive license from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

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TechCrunch: TeselaGen Is Building A Platform For Rapid Prototyping in Synthetic Biology

Using the power of nature in conjunction with advanced technology and informatics to produce and develop solutions for farmers is essential to advance agriculture. Today, TeselaGen Biotechnology Inc., and Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), announced they have entered into a collaboration to produce a state-of-the-art biological design automation platform that can speed discovery work.

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TeselaGen wins Bio-IT World’s 2013 Best Practices Award

There are plenty of plaudits for organizations in the life sciences that change the industry’s conceptions of what is possible, but one purpose of the Bio-IT World Best Practices Awards is to highlight those who refine those achievements until the merely possible becomes truly practical. That is why Bio-IT World was pleased to award an honorable mention at the 2013 Best Practices Awards to TeselaGen Biotechnology, a startup that spun out from the Berkeley Lab’s Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) in 2011, and Amgen for the development of TeselaGen: j5, an automated platform for designing DNA assembly protocols. This new, cloud-based platform allows even small institutions to quickly find the most cost-effective protocols for assembling scarless, multipart DNA.

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Redbiotec and TeselaGen to Partner on Herpesvirus vaccine library

Redbiotec and TeselaGen have announced a joint venture to build a scalable, integrated, rapid design and rapid prototyping infrastructure for the creation of a library for Herpesvirus vaccine development. This library will enable new concepts for vaccines against Herpesviruses and will enable the optimization and improvement of new and existing vaccine candidates.

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Genomatica Licenses TeselaGen Software For DNA Design

Genomatica and TeselaGen have signed a multi-year agreement to license TeselaGen’s software, which uses synthetic biology approaches to build and modify DNA. The two companies also will work together to enhance TeselaGen’s software to meet Genomatica’s objectives.

By using TeselaGen’s technology, Genomatica expects to accelerate development of its proprietary organisms. These organisms are an important part of the overall process technology that Genomatica delivers to its licensees for the production of major chemicals from renewable feedstocks. TeselaGen’s software provides an advanced biological computer aided design and manufacture system, with automated DNA design and assembly protocol generation.

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