We are creating a circular plastics economy for the life sciences.
When most people think about the life sciences, they think about mRNA vaccines, CAR-T Cell Therapy, or possibly CRISPR.
When we think about science, we think about plastic.
In fact, even when we think about vaccines, we think about hundreds of millions of syringes; when we think about cancer; we think about 96 well plates and immuno-blotting, and when we think about CRISPR, we think about DNA extraction kits. All plastic. All single-use. All burned or buried underground.
We left medical school halfway through our training because the scientific plastic problem kept us up at night.
In 2019, we founded Polycarbin.
We believe that given the opportunity, the same community of scientists that created a vaccine for COVID19 months after sequencing its genome would choose a more sustainable solution to their laboratory waste if given the opportunity.