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14.02.2018LanzaTech and TeselaGen Sign Deal to use Artificial Intelligence to further the Sustainable BioEconomy
Developing biological solutions for transformative products like carbon-negative biofuels requires innovative use of molecular design technology. Today, TeselaGen Biotechnology Inc. and LanzaTech announced that LanzaTech will license TeselaGen's proprietary cloud-based informatics solution and will collaborate closely with TeselaGen, extending its state-of-the-art biological design platform to include artificial intelligence capabilities that speed up the design process.

"Automated biological design is an essential foundation for our carbon recycling technology and TeselaGen has a reliable platform for modern industrial DNA design and cloning," said Michael Koepke PhD, Director of Synthetic Biology, LanzaTech. "The modular private-cloud approach will work well with our current systems and will accelerate our discovery efforts for sustainable chemicals production. This collaboration will emphasize not only our current capabilities but will advance analytic approaches dictated by our datasets, moving us closer to a carbon smart future!"

As a secure enterprise quality addition to LanzaTech's advanced R&D infrastructure, the TeselaGen private-cloud platform will enable scientists at LanzaTech to advance their research finding new ways to reliably modify microbes that produce low carbon fuels and chemicals from waste emissions, including those from heavy industry or from gasified municipal solid waste or agricultural residues.

Michael Fero PhD, Chief Executive Officer, TeselaGen, said, "TeselaGen is building a platform that utilizes advanced analytics to automate and optimize protocol generation and information flow for biomanufacturing. Biotechnology is essentially an information technology; improving the flow, handling and interpretation of information is a tremendous accelerant for biotech product development. LanzaTech has been a valuable partner during the development of our Design module, and we are now ideally positioned to close the loop with the Build and Test modules which are so important for the collection of well-curated data for advanced analytics and deep learning. Bio-based product development at a fraction of the traditional cost is the goal. LanzaTech is doing great work to build better "carbon smart" industrial processes and products and we are very happy to be a part of accelerating that effort."