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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 system...to provide on-demand and custom synthesis with the push of a button." - Keith Pardee, co-founder of Liberum.
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