Micro refers to our expertise in microfluidics and GEM stands for Genes, Enzymes, and Microbes. We are putting rapid diagnostic capabilities where they’re needed most – whether it’s a farmer’s field in Uganda to diagnose cassava mosaic virus or the depths of the Pacific Ocean to rapidly sample and analyze water pathogens.
This is democratizing molecular biology – bringing molecular biology techniques out of conventional, highly skilled laboratories to the point-of-need where they can be used by anyone to solve complex biological problems.
Our temperature-driven, enzymatic approach to nucleic acid extractions is the first step, enabling rapid sample preparation for downstream analysis. We’re combining these rapid extraction capabilities with our expertise in microfluidics to develop next-generation point-of-need solutions.