The Illinois Biological Foundry for Advanced Biomanufacturing (iBioFAB) is a fully integrated computational and physical infrastructure that supports rapid design, fabrication, validation/quality control, and analysis of genetic constructs and organisms. As the first "living foundry" in the world, the iBioFAB provides a new manufacturing paradigm for chemicals, materials, and biologics. It features a central robotic arm that transfers labware between instruments that perform distinct unit operations such as pipetting, incubation, or thermocycling.
Selected works from the Biofoundry team.
We work closely with academic and industry partners to provide DNA assembly services and iterative bioautomation research. Our latest service, PlasmidMaker, enables clients to order low-cost custom plasmids by assembling from a library of commonly used fragments.
To inquire whether the iBioFAB can be harnessed to facilitate some aspect of your research, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your high-throughput project and learn more about what the iBioFAB may be able to offer.