Twist Bioscience today announced that the company commenced an alpha access program for synthetic genes produced using its proprietary silicon-based DNA synthesis platform.
During the alpha access program, Twist will partner with customers to ensure that the first synthetic DNA product offering meets and exceeds expectations.
We are now accepting applications for our new Alpha Access Program.Tell Us More About You
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Emily Leproust, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
As an early pioneer in long DNA synthesis, Emily is poised to accelerate the biofactory market. She and co-founder Bill Peck share the world record for synthesizing the longest, highest quality oligo library. Emily architected the successful SureSelect product line which lowered the cost of sequencing and elucidated dozens of mendelian diseases, and she developed Agilent’s Oligo Library Synthesis technology. Emily has co-authored over 34 peer-reviewed papers—many on synthetic DNA—and has extensive marketing, management, and business development experience. Prior to Twist Bioscience, Emily was Director of Applications and Chemistry R&D—Genomics at Agilent Technologies.View Publications
Bill Banyai, PhD
Chief Operating Officer
Bill is a seasoned entrepreneur and silicon engineering expert. He has been a founder or first employee at four different start-ups and advises early stage startups. As VP of hardware engineering at Complete Genomics, he built their sequencing technology and delivered three generations of human genome chips and sequencers. Bill has twice been awarded multi-million dollar DARPA grants for the development of innovative technologies based on silicon micro machining. Bill’s career spans research, product development, and semiconductor device processing. He holds a PhD in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona, an MS in Electrical Science from University of Michigan, and served as Staff Physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.View Publications
Bill Peck, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
Bill Peck is an expert in managing difficult technology projects and delivering robust scalable biological manufacturing processes. At Complete Genomics he developed sequencer fluidics systems, including silicon nano-array flowcell, and oversaw instrument integration into Human Genome Sequencing Factory. At Agilent, Bill architected two generations of their high density microarray manufacturing platforms. In addition to his experience in chemical process automation and hardware development, Bill’s technical expertise is in nanofluidics with original research in birth evolution and decay of turbulence created by droplets. As a post-doc fellow at Stanford/NASA-Ames, Bill researched computational fluid mechanics and developed a numerical code to model free surface flows.View Publications
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