Intelligent design
of living systems

An integrated suite of cells, genes, and software to power advanced genetic design.

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focus areas

Enabling the design and manufacture of advanced therapies

Applications
Antibody

Biologics

  • Protein therapeutics production.
    CHO expression system that combines rationally-designed vectors and transposase-mediated integration.
Virus

Viral vectors

  • Gene therapy production.
    Scalable production of lentiviral (LV) and adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors in clonal suspension HEK cell lines.
Strand of DNA

Programmable medicines

  • RNA and cell/gene therapy payload design.
    Precise tuning and tissue-specific control of transgene expression in vivo.
Product offerings

Our platform

We provide an end-to-end platform for genetic design by integrating state-of-the-art synthetic biology with computational tools.

Host cells

Engineered, highly characterized GMP host cells for therapeutic applications with supporting regulatory documentation.

Genetic parts library

Thousands of experimentally validated genetic parts to control cell biology, including transposases, expression vectors, inducible systems, tissue specific promoters, and more.

Design software

Cloud-based software to design, simulate, and optimize genetic systems in different cell types for your application of interest.

Host cell lines

Engineered, highly characterized GMP host cells for therapeutics production with supporting regulatory documentation.

Genetic parts library

Thousands of experimentally validated genetic parts to control cell biology, including transposases, expression vectors, inducible systems, tissue specific promoters, and more.

Plasmid analysis and data visualization

Design software

Cloud-based software to design, simulate, and optimize genetic systems in different cell types for your application of interest.

Partnering with Asimov

How to work with us

We provide tools for you to develop a cell line

We will ship the software, cells, and genes you need to design your cell line in-house.

We develop a cell line for you

Using our platform, we will design a custom cell line specifically for your needs and ship it to you.

Cell line delivery

We provide tools for you to develop a cell line

We will ship the software, cells, and genes you need to design your cell line in-house.

Plasmid design interface

You design DNA

You use our software to design and optimize genetic constructs using best-in-class parts and models.

We build DNA

We will ship the software, cells, and genes you need to design your cell line in-house.

DNA transfection into cells

You transfect cells

You transfect and generate stable cell lines and use our software for data analysis.

Cell line selection

You request producer cells

You request a producer cell line for a biologic or gene therapy.

DNA design and development interface

We do cell line development

We do cell line development and process development at our site.

Communication bubbles

We share progress

We share progress and data with you using 
our software.

Cell line delivery

We ship you producer cell banks

We ship you clonal cell banks and transfer the process to your site.

We provide tools for you to develop a cell line

We will ship the software, cells, and genes you need to design your cell line in-house.

We develop a cell line for you

Using our platform, we will design a custom cell line specifically for your needs and ship it to you.

We provide tools for you to develop a cell line

We will ship the software, cells, and genes you need to design your cell line in-house.

You design DNA

You use our software to design and optimize genetic constructs using best-in-class parts and models.

We build DNA

We will ship the software, cells, and genes you need to design your cell line in-house.

You transfect cells

You transfect and generate stable cell lines and use our software for data analysis.

You request producer cells

You request a producer cell line for a biologic or gene therapy.

We do cell line development

We do cell line development and process development at our site.

We share progress

We share progress and data with you using 
our software.

We ship you producer cell banks

We ship you clonal cell banks and transfer theprocess to your site.

We develop a cell line for you

Using our platform, we will design a custom cell line specifically for your needs and ship it to you.

We provide tools for you to develop a cell line

We will ship the software, cells, and genes you need to design your cell line in-house.

You design DNA

You use our software to design and optimize genetic constructs using best-in-class parts and models.

We build DNA

We will ship the software, cells, and genes you need to design your cell line in-house.

You transfect cells

You transfect and generate stable cell lines and use our software for data analysis.

You request producer cells

You request a producer cell line for a biologic or gene therapy.

We do cell line development

We do cell line development and process development at our site.

We share progress

We share progress and data with you using 
our software.

We ship you producer cell banks

We ship you clonal cell banks and transfer the process to your site.

HOW TO PARTNER

Two ways to work with us

We transfer our platform to your lab

We ship you our host cells and grant access to our software, which you use to design and request DNA. You use our platform to perform commercial-grade cell line development in your lab.

We ship you host cells and grant software access

We ship you vials of our GMP-banked host cells with regulatory documentation and give software access to your team.

Plasmid design interface

You design DNA

You use our cloud-based software to design and optimize genetic systems using our parts and computational models.

We ship DNA to you

We construct, prepare, sequence, QC, and ship plasmid DNA directly to your facility.

DNA transfection into cells

You perform cell line development

You transfect and generate stable cell lines, with technical support from our team.

We perform services in our lab

Using our platform, we develop a commercial-grade cell line specifically for your program and ship it to you.

Cell line selection

You request a stable cell line

You request a cell line development campaign for a specific biologic or viral vector.

DNA design and development interface

We perform cell line and process development

We perform cell line development and upstream process development at our site using state-of-the-art equipment and industry-leading timelines.

Communication bubbles

We collaborate and share progress

We collaborate, communicate progress, and share the latest data to ensure project success.

Cell line delivery

We ship you clonal, stable cell lines

We provide you with vials of clonal cell banks, transfer the process to your site, and provide documentation for your regulatory filing.

Cell line delivery

We provide tools for you to develop a cell line

We will ship the software, cells, and genes you need to design your cell line in-house.

Plasmid design interface

You design DNA

You use our software to design and optimize genetic constructs using best-in-class parts and models.

We build DNA

We will ship the software, cells, and genes you need to design your cell line in-house.

DNA transfection into cells

You transfect cells

You transfect and generate stable cell lines and use our software for data analysis.

Cell line selection

You request producer cells

You request a producer cell line for a biologic or gene therapy.

DNA design and development interface

We do cell line development

We do cell line development and process development at our site.

Communication bubbles

We share progress

We share progress and data with you using 
our software.

Cell line delivery

We ship you producer cell banks

We ship you clonal cell banks and transfer the process to your site.

We transfer our platform to your lab

We ship you our host cells and grant access to our software, which you use to design and request DNA. You use our platform to perform commercial-grade cell line development in your lab.

We develop a cell line for you

Using our platform, we will design a custom cell line specifically for your needs and ship it to you.

We ship you host cells and grant software access

We ship you vials of our GMP-banked host cells with regulatory documentation and give software access to your team.

You design DNA

You use our software to design and optimize genetic systems using our parts and computational models.

We ship DNA to you

We construct, prepare, sequence, QC, and ship plasmid DNA to your facility.

You perform cell line development

You transfect and generate stable cell lines, with technical support from our team.

You request producer cells

You request a producer cell line for a biologic or gene therapy.

We do cell line development

We do cell line development and process development at our site.

We share progress

We share progress and data with you using 
our software.

We ship you producer cell banks

We ship you clonal cell banks and transfer theprocess to your site.

We perform services in our lab

Using our platform, we develop a commercial-grade cell line specifically for your program and ship it to you.

We provide tools for you to develop a cell line

We will ship the software, cells, and genes you need to design your cell line in-house.

You design DNA

You use our software to design and optimize genetic constructs using best-in-class parts and models.

We build DNA

We will ship the software, cells, and genes you need to design your cell line in-house.

You transfect cells

You transfect and generate stable cell lines and use our software for data analysis.

You request a stable cell line

You request a cell line development campaign for a specific biologic or viral vector.

We perform cell line and process development

We perform cell line development and upstream process development at our site using state-of-the-art equipment and industry-leading timelines.

We collaborate and share progress

We collaborate, communicate progress, and share the latest data to ensure project success.

We ship you clonal, stable cell lines

We provide you with vials of clonal cell banks, transfer the process to your site, and provide documentation for your regulatory filing.

why asimov

Built by genetic designers,
for biotech builders

Diverse selection of tools

Everything you need

We integrate multiple technologies at the leading edge of synthetic biology, acting as your one-stop shop for cells, genetic tools, computational models, and more.

Information and material transfer

From our lab to yours

We continuously improve our biological tools, data-driven models, and processes in our state-of-the-art lab in Boston. We pass these improvements on to you.

Engineer surrounded by tools

We use our own platform every day

Our in-house synthetic biology, cell line development, and process development teams use the same platform that we provide to our partners.

OUR BACKERS

Supported by top investors and US research agencies

Partners

Partnered with over 25 companies, from small biotechs to big pharma

read about asimov

In the press

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science & technology
Scientific American

Cellular Circuit Computes with DNA

April 1, 2016
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announcement
science & technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A programming language for living cells

March 31, 2016
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announcement
science & technology
The Business Journnals

Andreessen Horowitz leads seed round in MIT-born 'genetic circuits' startup

December 19, 2017
December 19, 2017
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Andreessen Horowitz

Modern computer chips are a marvel of human engineering

January 1, 2017
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Medium

The Circuitry in Our Cells

December 19, 2017
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science & technology
The Business Journals

How Cambridge Startup Asimov Is Doing Business With 'Genetic Circuits'

January 15, 2018
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MIT Technology Review

Biologists would love to program cells as if they were computer chips

February 13, 2018
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STEX25

MIT Startup Exchange Names Asimov to STEX25

March 19, 2019
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Nature

The automatic-design tools that are changing synthetic biology

December 10, 2018
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MitAlumni

MIT Spinout Asimov Implements Programming Language for Cells

February 11, 2019
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Discovery Magazine

How Programmable DNA Strands Could Control Healing

January 2, 2019
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Nature.com

The automatic-design tools that are changing synthetic biology

December 10, 2018
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science & technology
MIT News

A programming language for living cells

March 31, 2016
Blog
announcement
science & technology
Andreessen Horowitz

The Circuitry in Our Cells

December 19, 2019
CONTACT US

We're hiring at the intersection of biology, engineering, and machine learning.

Asimov team at their Boston office