bento·lab is a powerful, personal laboratory that enables scientists, DIYbiologists, artists and all curious minds to engage with biology and biotechnology any place and any time.
We believe the world is ready for personal biotechnology tools. Our mission is making great products that enable everyone to work with biology as a material and a technology. Safely, conveniently and creatively. We make tools for scientists, pioneers, learners, artists and makers.
bento·lab is created by six Londoners. The team brings together a passion for biology, discovery and citizen science with experience in precision engineering and design. We are all committed to increasing safe and affordable access to biotechnology.
We are supported by UCL Biochemical Engineering and UCL Advances
bento·lab comes from a vibrant community of do-it-yourself biology and started as Darwin Toolbox at the iGEM 2013 World championship. It has since been featured on W.I.R.E.D. and at the Edinburgh Science Festival 2014, and the Rome Makerfaire 2013. The lab will soon be on show at the BIO·FICTION Science Art Film Festival and iGEM 2014 World Jamboree.
Get Involved · Pioneers
End of October, we are launching the bento·pioneer program. Via crowdfunding, we are putting 100 labs in the hands of 100 pioneers. Together with you, we want to explore the potential for personal biotechnology.
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