About Ōgi Bio
Affordable automation and increased analytics for the microbiology community
At OGI Bio we want to make microbial culturing easier for the user, providing simple to use tools that can be tailored for your specific needs.
We want our customers microbes to work for them, consistently and with minimal cost, freeing them to work on the new and exciting products that are needed to revolutionise the world.
Caused by manual pipetting and errors
Increase in throughput*
Cost of other automation**
*Assuming use of single automation system per researcher increasing culture handling from 1 culture to 4.
**Direct comparison of price of Modular Automation system, turbidostat and temperature module with competitor devices
Why does OGI Bio exist?
We started OGI Bio to allow more people to take control of their culturing processes
Increase your throughput
Run more experiments at a time using our simple to use plug-and-play automation system
Free up time
So you can focus on the research and innovation questions that really matter to your business, not on microbe maintenance
Tailor your system for you
Select features that you need for your process and add them to our hub at any point.
Accelerate your innovation
An all-in-one platform that helps you balance everything your team need to be happy and your workflow in order.
Reduce your carbon footprint
Our reusable glass reactors remove the need for single-use plastics of other competitor systems, or pipette tips needed for manual flask culturing
Remove sources of error
Remove non-systematic sources of error from manual pipetting errors with our system that measures optical density in-flask
Why We Started
We didn’t set out to revolutionise microbiology. We started developing OGI Bio’s products to meet a need that we had in our laboratories. After hours and hours wasted measuring growth by taking optical density measurements manually we thought there must be a better way that is affordable to regular laboratories.
We were simply fed up with wasting time getting our microbes ready for experiments rather than focusing on the interesting research that we wanted to do
Per Wasted annually culturing microbes manually*
Difference in lag-time for same strain of slow growing E. coli **
70% of researchers have failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments***
5.5 Mn tonnes
Plastic waste generated a year by research labs globally ****
** Internal measurements of E coli grown in minimal media M63+Glycerol
*** Nature survey of 1,576 scientists and survey of Cell Biology members
**** Research by University of Exeter published in Nature
Meet the Board guiding our development