Genetic circuit. The keystone of our platform is a complex genetic circuit designed for the sustainable, self-regulated production of PHAs. At its most basic level, this circuit encodes for a number of key proteins that produce our desired copolymer when transformed into a host E. coli bacterium. A number of regulatory genes designed to maximize the accumulation of bioplastic are also coupled with these proteins.

Click “Play” on the video at right to view an animated explanation of the circuit.