Genetics Rights Management (GeRM)
Each MicrobialBot™ strain is developed with its own unique genetics rights management (GeRM™) consumable key system. If the low cost molecular keys are not present in the feedstock, the MicrobialBots™ self-destruct. The GeRM system is similar to digital rights management, which is used by the software industry to protect its digital assets. GeRM enables us to ship our products via synthetic biology knowledge and consumable keys, instead of genetically modified organisms (GMO). In addition to protecting MicrobialBots against theft and environmental release, the GeRM system enables an economic development platform for creating home-grown synthetic biology industries.
For more information about the GeRM value proposition, please visit our GeRM page