Gene Editing has been made much easier thanks to CRISPR but managing your genome editing workflow can be a challenge. London-based Desktop Genetics wants to solve this problem and just raised additional funding to accelerate its development.
CRISPR is already considered as the biotech revolution of this century. Having an easy tool is one thing, but being able to use it in a good experimental design and in a well-organized informatics system is another challenge.
That’s what Desktop Genetics wants to solve by managing all your genome editing workflow, as illustrated in the figure below.
The startup was founded in 2012 by three young scientists from University of Cambridge, who were frustrated in their way of managing gene editing experiments. They raised a first round of half a million euro in 2014, and now, it just announced closing a €1.87 financing round.
Among the investors are really high-class British bioentrepreneurs, including Darrin Disley, Founder & CEO of Horizon Discovery (200-employee Biotech expert in gene editing tools),