Biofoundry Integrated Instrumentation System
The Biofoundry Integrated Instrumentation System (BIIS) represents a fundamental paradigm shift in the design of living systems not currently available to academic labs in the United States.
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This presents three major opportunities to the scientific community:
1) The BIIS will become a research focus itself by demonstrating how to create new biological systems that are developed some combination of faster, cheaper, replicable, more exhaustive, standardized, more analyzable, or parameterizable.
2) Second, the operators, technicians, postdoctoral researchers, graduate, and undergraduate students all gain expertise and training on a state-of-the-art piece of equipment that only exists in a handful of institutions around the world.
3) Finally,the BIIS will be available to a network of worldwide users as a “design-build-test”service fully integrated into a freely open software interface. This will democratize exclusive, high end biology protocols and standardize many artisanal experimental protocols.
The Clinical Testing Lab at the DAMP lab is a CLIA certified space that was used to test the entire BU population of students, staff, and faculty for SARS CoV-2 (COVID-19) from 2020-2023.