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Koniku (company)

Koniku (company)

A startup that is building microprocessor and other types of chips with wetware biological neurons. It has applications in sensing, control and computation.

Koniku is based in Berkeley and has two initial related technologies, its 'odor positioning system' and its 'odor surveillance system'. The CEO of Koniku is Oshiorenoya Agabi and the company was part of the IndieBio startup incubator.

The first product Koniku is developing, called Koniku Kore, uses neuron-silicon hybrid chip to "smell" or otherwise sense the presence of a given compound. One stated aim of the biological neurons on a chip, called wetchips, is to use them as taste testers for consumer products. The CEO has also stated that future applications could include testing soap or other hygiene products.

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Oshiorenoya Agabi

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Putting Biological Supercomputers in the Palm of your Hand: an Interview with Oshiorenoya Agabi of Koniku

Alex Kopelyan

The Man Who's Building a Computer Made of Brains

Joseph Bien-Kahn

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