Illinois Biological Foundry for Advanced Biomanufacturing (iBioFAB)
Huimin Zhao Laboratory
Funded by the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust and the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
The iBioFAB is an integrated robotic system designed for large-scale DNA editing and cell screening. This image is based on the output of iBioFAB as it continuously monitored the cell density of a yeast strain. iBioFAB applies automation to quickly perform experiments that would otherwise take months of work. This technology can potentially accelerate the development of new drugs, better biofuel-producing microbial strains, and other biotechnological innovations.