Well that is what Transcriptic is all about. Access a fully automated cell and molecular biology laboratory, all from the comfort of your web browser.
Imajine that you are a scientist somewhere in Monrovia, Liberia, with access to a laptop or a mobile phone, you could use a Transcriptic lab to test strains of Ebola without shifting your eyes from your screen!
Transcriptic offers ‘Science as a service’ kind of solution that powers the next generation of discoveries driven by huge efficiencies of both time and money. Founded in 2012, its aim was to create a better way to get lab work done.
It takes an average of 12 years and billions of dollars to get a new drug on the market. According to Transcriptic, its services enable scientists to work remotely with a wide swath of data and automated equipment that can produce low-cost results in days. While there’s a lot more to getting a drug on the market, this could greatly reduce the time and cost involved in getting life-saving drugs to market faster.
There are other robotic lab testing facilities in the works, such as Emerald Cloud Laboratory. Unlike other facilities, Transcriptic builds its own robots and customized code rather than bringing in more expensive and traditional automated equipment. This further cuts down on cost and allows the lab to scale quickly.
So next time, you have that science project and you are wondering what you need for the lab, just open your laptop,swipe on your tablet or smartphone and login to Transcriptic and get down to work!