GreenLight’s purpose is to solve some of the world’s largest and most difficult problems by delivering on the full potential of RNA.

Humanity faces numerous challenges. 

There are more than seven and a half billion people sharing the diminishing resources of Earth. This growing population needs to produce more food with the same amount of land and, at the same time, honor the global desire to replace chemical pesticides. Not only are these pesticides facing increased consumer opposition and threat of outright bans due to environmental damage, many are losing their effectiveness.

More than half the world’s population now lives in cities, breathing the same air that carries pathogens and causes infections. Humanity needs to adapt and tackle pandemics both for those who have and for those who do not have equitable access to quality health care around the planet.

To address these issues, we need to develop high-quality, cost-effective solutions that can be deployed on a global scale, including to developing countries. 

We believe RNA can be the critical aspect to these solutions.

There is vast unrealized potential for RNA to begin addressing many of Earth’s biggest problems, but only with the right discoveries, the right development, and the right delivery. 

Many brilliant scientific breakthroughs never achieve their full potential. They are too complex and expensive to be applied on the largest scale, meaning that many people are denied their benefits. Big problems persist, even when we have the science to solve them.

test tubes are loaded into a processor at a GreenLight laboratory in Medford.

The ethos of GreenLight Biosciences is to challenge this dynamic. Our emphasis is to deliver solutions to major problems that are not only highly effective, but also affordable and sustainable. Solutions that reach the whole world, not just its richest parts. 

Our discovery and development expertise, coupled with our proven manufacturing platform, means that we can work successfully with partners to address a whole range of difficult problems, from COVID-19 to the Colorado potato beetle, from sickle cell anemia to the parasitic varroa mites that threaten our honeybees.