About This Lab

Led by Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology Director Gene Robinson, 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.


Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
1206 West Gregory Drive, MC-195
Urbana, IL 61801

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