My job as a biologist in the lab used to consist of moving liquids back and forth by hand. At Zymergen, I’m training robots to automate the worst parts of that job, and I’m here to tell you why you should look forward to fully automated luxury science.
The World Economic Forum and McKinsey recently published a whitepaper in which they recognize Zymergen as a “lighthouse company”, helping drive what they characterize as the Fourth Industrial Revolution (they also presented us with a lighthouse award, which a number of my colleagues shared from Davos).
No one would sell us a high-throughput lab automation system that could be reconfigured in minutes and would scale to fill a factory. So we built one.