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Mammoth Biosciences

Mammoth Biosciences

Mammoth Biosciences is an American company based in San Francisco founded on June 1, 2017. Mammoth Biosciences uses CRISPR technology to develop bio-sensing technologies for diagnostics in industries such as healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing, and forensics.

Mammoth Biosciences is an American company based in San Francisco founded on June 1, 2017. Mammoth Biosciences uses CRISPR technology to develop bio-sensing technologies for diagnostics in industries such as healthcare, agriculture, manufacturing, and forensics. Their CRISPR platform utilizes two CRISPR proteins: Cas12 and Cas13. The technology being used by Mammoth Bioscience theoretically allows for the detection of any biomarker and/or disease that contains either RNA and/or DNA.

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Point of care strip

Mammoth biosciences uses technology licensed from UC Berkley and has created a credit card strip capable of delivering health diagnostics at the point of care in hospital and home settings. Their diagnostic strip works by dropping the desired fluid sample onto the strip and waiting for panels on the strip to change colour indicating the test is complete. The CRISPR technology is embedded within the strip, and if or when the desired reaction takes place a coloured molecule is released called a reporter molecule. Different reporter molecules can be present and eventually build up into colours that can be seen with the naked eye. The user then takes a photo of the strip after the reaction is complete (approximately taking 30 minutes) using a smart phone application developed my Mammoth Biosciences. Users can see the results of their strip test using the app.

Funding

Mammoth Biosciences has received a disclosed amount of $23m in venture capital funding from Mayfield, NFX, 8VC, AME Cloud, Wireframe, Kairos, and Boom Capital.

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People

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Role
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Andy Lane

CRISPR scientist

Ashley Tehran

Co-founder, CTO

Ashley Tehranchi

Founder

James Broughton

RNA scientist

Janice Chen

Co-founder, Chief research officer

Jennifer Doudna

Co-founder, Chair of scientific advisory board

Lucas Harrington

Co-founder, Chief discovery officer

Pedro Galarza

Research technician

Trevor Martin

Founder

Trevor Martin

Co-founder, CEO

Further reading

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Author
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After gene-editing, Crispr’s new frontier to detect diseases is closer to becoming a reality

Akshat Rathi

At-home CRISPR kit will diagnose you better than WebMD

Kristin Houser

Jennifer Doudna's latest CRISPR company debuts

Sharon Begley

New startup promises ‘world’s first’ CRISPR-powered disease detection

Dyllan Furness

Xconomy: Home Tests in Mind, Doudna Startup Races Rivals in CRISPR Diagnostics

Alex Lash

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Date
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Mammoth Biosciences launches a CRISPR-powered search engine for disease detection

April 26, 2018

The Mammoth CRISPR Platform

April 26, 2018

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