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At Stemloop, we repurpose biological sensors to empower our customers with actionable information to solve problems in biomanufacturing, environmental monitoring, and human health

Laboratory Testing Does Not Scale

Traditional laboratory testing can take weeks and cost hundreds of dollars to get results. This is due to centralized testing infrastructure that requires sample transportation, complicated equipment, and technical expertise. These high costs and time delays are unacceptable for problems that require immediate answers.

Cell-free Biosensors

At Stemloop, we repurpose biological mechanisms to create sensors that function outside of a cell. These “cell-free” biosensors enable rapid, sensitive, and specific solutions for the detection of target analytes. In contrast to traditional methods, Stemloop’s cell-free biosensors are engineered to inform decision-making in a fraction of the time. For deployment at scale, we produce equipment-free devices for accessible and cost-effective sensing.

Our Rapid Prototyping Advantage

Our cell-free platform is designed for rapid prototyping of new sensors. We approach new projects with speed in mind, taking each project through Discovery using our robust bioinformatics pipeline. This is followed by high-throughput Characterization using cell-free systems. Finally, we utilize our world-leading Engineering expertise to utilize genetic circuitry to optimize performance, resulting in an actionable sensor.

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At Stemloop, unlocking biology’s power to sense and respond to the world’s challenges is the mission that drives our team forward.

Khalid K. Alam, Ph.D.

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Julius Lucks, Ph.D.

Scientific Co-founder

Mike Jewett, Ph.D.

Scientific Co-founder

R Baer, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist

Kate Hildebrand, MBA

Director of Strategic Operations

Jordan Fauser, Ph.D.


Megan Kill

Megan Kill

Research Associate

Monica Patiño

Research Associate


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