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Liberum's automated system manufactures proteins from DNA within hours


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Manufactured proteins are used as therapeutics, industrial catalysts and biomedical research tools.

But making them is a time-consuming and complex process.

Liberum formed within the University of Toronto wants to make manufacturing proteins nearly as simple as brewing a cup of coffee.

“Current methods of making and purifying biologically active proteins require at least a week of work,” - Aidan Tinafar, CEO of Liberum.

“Our system...enables users to go from synthesized DNA to purified proteins within hours,” - Tinafar.

The technology would have many applications for regenerative medicine.

“Faster, cheaper and easier manufacturing of biomolecules could transform regenerative medicine,” - Tinafar.

“Liberum is pioneering an automated provide on-demand and custom synthesis with the push of a button." - Keith Pardee, co-founder of Liberum.

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Co-founder and CEO of Liberum


Assistant Professor at Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto


Desktop protein manufacturing platform


Public research university located in Toronto