The Nespresso machine for DNA synthesis
Producing your own DNA Primers becomes as convenient as
brewing a nice cup of coffee
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Briefcase Biotec GmbH was founded in Graz, Austria in 2014 by Alexander Murer, Martin Jost and Bernhard Tittelbach with the aim to develop Kilobaser - the 'Nespresso machine of DNA primer synthesis'. CEO Alexanders study in molecular biology was accompanied by his rising interest in lab automation. Following several smaller projects such as bioreactor developments with Martin & Bernhard and his work in a lab measurment company, the team also founded the community biohackerspace 'Open Biolab Graz Austria' in 2013. Soon after, the idea for 'Kilobaser' was born due to their own frequent need for DNA primers.
Martin Jost co-founder ...... Alexander Murer CEO, co-founder ...... Bernhard Tittelbach co-founder
Kilobasers logo is a homage to Photograph 51, which is an X-ray diffraction image of DNA taken by Raymond Gosling in May 1952, working as a PhD student under the supervision of Rosalind Franklin. It was critical evidence in identifying the structure of DNA.