But also because we are scientists, we also understand that the business of biotechnology has some pretty high barriers to entry and success, especially if you’re a startup or small business. The cost of just getting set up for your R&D is high, you can only buy lab consumables in bulk (and then good luck finding storage for it all), regulation and compliance is incredibly complex and intellectual property reads like foregin language, and all of this before you even have your proof of concept. And where are you even meant to do the science? Lab spaces are expensive, in the middle of nowhere, and lock you into decades long leases.
At OpenCell, we’re committed to lowering the entry barriers to biotech for startups and small businesses. Since 2018, we’ve worked with over 100 startups innovating across biotech and the life sciences, and gained a unique insight into the many obstacles they face. Every facet of our business, from our labs, our IoT software, our open source
PCR labs, to our store and even our events like BioDesign Here Now, are all aimed at making biotech, and its endless possibilities for a better world, more open and accessible to everyone.