RNA is one of the basic building blocks of life.
RNA mediates virtually every process in all living organisms. Controlling RNA biology allows exquisitely precise modulation of biological processes. Over the last two decades, a global effort has demonstrated the utility of manufactured RNAs to regulate biological processes, opening up a world of possibilities.
Key milestones include:
- small-interfering RNAs (siRNAs) to stop disease in humans and animals
- messenger RNAs (mRNAs) as highly effective vaccines to control infectious disease
- double-stranded RNAs (dsRNAs) in agriculture to controls pests, including insects, weeds and fungi, in a highly specific, environmentally friendly manner
Despite the flexibility, efficacy and specificity of RNA-based solutions, their broad industrial application has been stifled by the prohibitive cost associated with large-scale production of RNAs.
GreenLight has developed a unique, proprietary Cell-Free Bioprocessing method to produce RNA. The unprecedented low-cost of production and inherent scalability of our technology enables the broad deployment of RNA-based products, placing GreenLight at the forefront of the RNA revolution