Berkeley Lights

Berkeley Lights

A synthetic biology and biotechnology company founded in 2011 and headquartered in Emeryville, California.

About

Berkeley Lights is a California-based company developing technologies in the forms of platforms and workflows to enable cell-by-cell selection and manipulation to allow for development, antibody discovery, and engineering for personalized therapies. Its technologies are designed to accelerate cell-based scientific discovery through their digital cell biology technology.

The company was founded in 2011 by Igor Khandros, William Davidow, and Ming Wu. Their digital cell biology technologies are used in biotherapeutic discovery and development, cellular therapy manufacturing, synthetic biology, biotechnology, agricultural biology, and life science.

Products

The company has a platform called the Berkeley Lights Platform and it can be utilized to accelerate research using a database of cells with information such as relevant phenotypic characteristics . There are various platforms that can be used in areas including antibody discovery, cell line development, cell therapy development, and synthetic biology.

COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers in China, Australia, and the United States utilized the company's Beacon platform to guide and isolate cells, which is used in the process of discovering antibodies for treatments of diseases and viruses such as COVID-19.

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People

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Eric Hobbs, Ph.D.

CEO

Igor Khandros

Co-Founder

Ming Wu

Co-Founder

Shaun Holt

CFO

William Davidow

Co-Founder

Further reading

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Berkeley Lights Closes $95 Million Funding Round To Expedite Commercial Expansion And Platform Development For Cell Therapy

Berkeley Lights, Inc.

Web

October 15, 2018

How the coronavirus validated Berkeley Lights' technology and its supply chain

Ron Leuty

Web

March 13, 2020

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Speeding Cell Development with Berkeley Lights

November 1, 2017

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