bento·lab is the Arduino for biotechnology - a powerful, personal laboratory that enables scientists, DIYbiologists, artists and all curious minds to engage with biology and biotechnology any place and any time.

Our Vision

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.

Our Team

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

Our Story

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 was shown at the BIO¬∑FICTION Science Art Film Festival and the iGEM 2014 World Jamboree.

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It's very important to us to transition bento·lab from a prototype to a real-world product that can really open up biology to a new generation.
We are now slowly beginning to beta-test bento·lab. To stay informed, be sure to subscribe to our mailing list to be the first to be able to try out bento·lab yourself.

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