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Assay Development for Cell-Free Expression Systems


The Cellular Engineering Group works to provide metrology for rapid translation of safe, effective bioproducts based on cell-free expression systems.


Current practices for characterizing cell-free expression systems are limited and unsuitable to advance these technologies beyond the state-of-the-art. To meet this measurement need, the Cellular Engineering Group is developing quantitative assays to benchmark cell extracts, reagents, and cell-free reactions, as well as establishing best practices and documentary standards to support reproducibility for these systems. 

cell free assay plate with notional data

Notional cell-free characterization plate

Created May 13, 2024, Updated June 13, 2024