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RNA Platform


An introduction to RNA

We can make multiple forms of RNA at scale using a differentiated manufacturing platform. We believe our expertise and proprietary technology will allow us to bring RNA products quickly and cost-effectively to market.
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“What we’ve been able to do is actually make your RNA of choice. That allows you to make metric-ton quantities, in a capital-efficient system at a cost that the farmers can afford.”

Carole Cobb, GreenLight COO


How do we make RNA?

What is cell free production and how is ours different? The technology we developed to produce dsRNA at metric-ton scale can be leveraged and transformed, using our technical agility, for our mRNA platform.

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The impact of our scalable, high-quality, low-cost RNA

In Rochester, New York, we are operating the world’s largest RNA factory. Find out more on our blog about how we have sized up from the lab to industrial scale.

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Where and how

Our 17,000-square-foot facility in Rochester, New York will manufacture enzymes and RNA for a variety of agricultural applications, including the protection of honeybees.

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Our plant in Rochester, New York has an installed capacity at 500 kg of RNA per year, with ready expansion to 1,000 kg.

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The fermentation process to produce RNA has to be managed carefully to produce good field test candidates

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They might not be bigger than a speck of pepper, but Varroa mites can devastate bee populations.

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We hope to use our cell-free manufacturing process to produce RNA at scale.

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Pouches of our Varroa candidate are placed inside hives for bees to consume

The GreenLight way

  • Affordability

    Our proprietary cell-free methodology that enables prices as low as $1/gram for dsRNA

  • Quality

    Our system allows us to create high-quality RNA

  • Speed

    Batches take hours, not weeks, allowing us to be flexible and efficient.


How our technology solves many RNA production problems

Each step and reaction component in the GreenLight bioproduction process has been developed or selected with cost, quality, safety, and commercial scalability in mind.

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We won’t succeed alone

We work with some of the world’s leading universities, companies, and scientists

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News and insights

The latest on GreenLight’s work and partnerships, and what the world has been saying about us.

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