After over a decade of bio-materials engineering research effort at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Calyx was spun out with the mission to apply advanced bio-materials to create low-cost and power-efficient sensors for the real-time detection and characterization of airborne chemical compounds.
We leverage the use of genetic and chemical engineering tools to produce non-toxic phage materials for use in highly sensitive sensors for airborne chemicals. Using drug discovery and tumor cell targeting tools to modify the phages, we make the sensors highly selective.
While our technology platform has received widespread interest from many different industry sectors, we are currently focused on complex aromas and toxic industrial chemicals (TIC), such as formaldehyde, ammonia, and benzene, as initial market entry applications.
We are now actively looking for customers/partners for field pilots and proof of concept testing.