Genetics Rights Management (GeRM)
Each BactoBot™ strain is developed with its own unique genetics rights management (GeRM) consumable key system. If the low cost, commodity priced molecular keys are not present in the feedstock, the BactoBots™ self destruct. The GeRM system is similar to digital rights management (DRM) used by the software and content industries to protect their digital assets. GeRM enables us to ship synthetic biology knowledge and consumable keys, not genetically modified organisms (GMO). In addition to protecting BactoBots against theft and environmental release, GeRM system enables an economic development platform for creating home-grown synthetic biology industries.
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