As Emmert Wolf said, “A man is only as good as his tools”. Something about him, and his
gender normativity, is a bit old-fashioned. But the guy had a point. And when it comes to synthetic
biology, we’re building the biodesign and bioanalysis tools that the industry has been waiting
We’re convinced that humanity’s future on Earth and beyond isn’t just concerned with
biodesign. It’s dependent on it. That’s why our sights are set on making biodesign more intuitive, collaborative
and essential. With every decision we make and each piece of software we develop, we’re catalyzing some of the
most ambitious projects ever undertaken.
Abundant, nutritious, cruelty-free foods. Drugs to overcome even
the most persistent diseases. Organisms that will terraform distant planets. The potential applications truly
are as limitless as the human imagination – there’s no telling where the future could take us.
By providing smarter tools, we’re freeing up minds, amplifying creativity, and empowering synthetic
biologists to decide precisely how the future will look.
Eli, our CEO, started 2015 with a tough departure from his previous company. His values and
those of his cofounders had drifted apart to the point that the best way to make a positive impact was simply to
leave and start from scratch.
For most of the year, his days started the same way. He’d put on a Tupac
album, get to work and think about his next steps. When the stressful protracted process of divesting himself
from his former business finally ended favorably, Eli was free to pursue a goal he was committed to –
revolutionizing the biodesign landscape. The very same day, he incorporated Tupac.Bio.
wasn’t the first to take up the name, and he isn’t the last. It bears a long-standing association with
revolution - with rising above adversity and standing up for a cause. Our backgrounds, worldviews and
goals may be a million miles apart from our predecessors, but it’s the same revolutionary spirit that inspires
us do what we do every day.
One person alone would make for a poor revolution. Paul Sheridan, our Chief Science Officer
brought additional extensive experience in bioinformatics and statistics. Add to that the full-stack software
engineering chops of our CTO, Justin Kovalchuk, and you’ve got a well-rounded core leadership team that’s ready
for anything. With this experienced team of cofounders and some of the industry’s most knowledgeable advisors,
Tupac was built from the ground up with biodesign in mind.
Based in the US and Japan, we’re now
supporting some of the most innovative companies in synthetic biology. That started with Yamagata-based Spiber,
with whom we’ve been working to consistently improve and diversify our tools. Our recent relationship with
California-based client, Finless Foods, has only served to bolster our rapidly expanding toolset.
not just ready for adversity. We’re born from it. And we’re here to solve challenging problems in biodesign and
bioanalysis.Get in touch today
and let us know how we