GLYXON OPEN SCIENCE PROJECT
Despite that we live in a connected society, one of the most challenging frontiers in science and technology is raising awareness about the impact of their new developments. The easiest way to spread an idea is by sharing it...
That might sound obvious, but there are multiple barriers that have chronically slowed down the appreciation and adoption of technological advances that are crucial for the well being of larger collectives. For that matter, access to valuable, high quality scientific and technological information is critical for a conscious, assertive decision making.
From multiples examples in history, we have learned that critical thinking is categorically linked with fluent accessibility to vast and diverse scientific knowledge. The power of those decisions could affect communities, cities, and entire nations.
At Glyxon we believe that Open Science can tackle accessibly barriers by facilitating individuals with direct technological application skills. By making it affordable and effortless to anyone interested in helping their communities through a simple but empowering idea: "learning by making". Active participation is the best strategy to engage beginners and experts from different levels and disciplines into the frontiers of biosciences and their prominent role in the present and future generations.
At GLYXON OPEN SCIENCE, we want to share ideas, tools, technology, and help you to effectively communicate your findings, applications, and standpoints.
"Making is thinking" and that is our ethos.
From an idea to a feasible prototype : The Economy of "OPEN SOURCE"
Science and technology, like any other human activity, are intertwined disciplines that are not unfamiliar with their roles in other aspects of the global economy. It's not a coincidence that technologically advanced societies are also leading economic powers. A recurrent belief portraits scientists and technologists subtracted from the rest of the public.
The truth is that technologists contribute enormously to the economic development of our societies and many are actively committed to understanding its needs and social interactions. Some are front runner figures, while others prefer the humble anonymity in volunteering.
One of the central missions of Glyxon is to become a leading provider of sustainable and novel biomaterials. However, we also share the values of collective participation in the development of Open Source projects, sometimes with a supportive role or directly contributing with our facilities, installed capacities, materials, instruments, and scientific participation within our possibilities.
Open Source projects are usually the result of collective knowledge, collective resources, and public funding.
Who we work with?
Open Science has open frontiers for that reason; We are happy to promote the collaboration with similar minded NGOs, individuals, universities, research centers, and other educational institutions from the region and the rest of the world.
Community Projects Calls are issued twice a year or depending on the availability of funding.
Stay connected here or at the Synthetic Biosystems Global Hub Page. (go to the menu: SynBiosys Global Hub).
From the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic, we have joined to participate in the development of an Open Source Wave Bioreactor that is capable of producing molecular reagents (enzymes) urgently needed for the clinical detection of the SARS Cov-2 virus through the qRT-PCR reaction.
The obtained enzymes are produced at a much lower cost than commercially available counterparts and through a user friendly, proprietary hardware that will be reachable to anyone by an Open Source license when publicly released.
Check our COVID19 Projects website for more information (go to menu: COVID19 Projects).
None of these exciting results would have been possible without the invaluable participation of all the volunteers, Biohackers, DIYBio spaces, entrepreneurs, artists, engineers, designers, academic researchers, and funding partners.
From that experience, we have established a global cooperation network. We hope to consolidate over the next years to confront future environmental and humanitarian crises like COVID19. Our coalition will help to allocate human and material resources effectively under the Synthetic Biosystems Global Hub or SBGH (go to menu: SynBiosys Global hub).
Undeniably these are challenging times, but We are humbled to be part of a growing innovative community:
Glyxon Biolabs is a signataire of the MTA agreement