Cell-free Synthetic Biology
for the Masses

Why Cell-free?

Cell-free systems include all the necessary biomachinery to produce proteins outside of a living cell

Due to their inherent safety and simplicity, cell-free systems provide a powerful tool to synthetic biologists for engineering novel systems without the constraints of cellular life


A lack of standardization, simplification and flexibility has limited the application of cell-free systems, including its use within the education system and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) community


Lowering the barrier to synthetic biology, our project aims to create a STANDARD, SAFE, MODULAR, and USER-FRIENDLY cell-free system

Our System

A collection of standard parts for essential TX-TL components

Streamline and novel purification techniques

Software to keep synthetic biology safe

Curriculum aligned synthetic biology teaching tool

Simplified protocols

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