Tuesday December 10, 2019

Cell-Free Technology gets $250,000 funding boost

Firm created first DNA-programmed biocomputer

3rd December, 2017
Brian Manning, Thomas Meany, Ian McDermott and Helene Steiner of Cell-Free Technology Picture: Clare Keogh

Cork start-up Cell-Free Technology has secured funding of $250,000 from SOS Ventures, the VC fund led by Sean O’Sullivan to develop biocomputers for the mass market.

Incorporated last April, the company is led by chief executive Thomas Meany, a physicist, and his co-founder, CSO and protein engineer Ian McDermott.

Alongside designer and former Microsoft researcher Helene Steiner and robotics engineer Brian Manning, they have developed the 8x8 bio-pixel display Bixels.io, described by Meany as...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

Mortgage gouging by banks does not serve society well

Matt Cooper | 3 weeks ago