Plastic Pollution is a Global Crisis
Plastic pollution is a global crisis that threatens the lives of millions of wildlife and the food safety for 4 billion people. Despite current recycling technologies, 90% of post-consumer plastic waste becomes pollution.
BioCellection is using synthetic biology to tackle plastic pollution one plastic at a time. We are starting with polystyrene because it has very low recyclability and makes up one third of marine pollution.
BioCellection was founded by technical co-founders who have worked on the science behind the invention for the past five years and currently hold three provisional patents for this technology. In 2013, co-founders Miranda and Jeanny were invited to speak at TED about their plastic-eating bacteria research, which began as a science fair project from high school and has become BioCellection’s platform technology. Currently, the management team receives mentorship from world-class experts in science, biotech scale-up, and business development, and has investors from USA, China, and Europe.
Want to join our team? Let us know why you in an email to email@example.com.
We are looking for talented scientists and engineers to join our team!
Watch Our Co-founders talk about the science project that became BioCellection at TED2013
Read about us in the news
"These Students Are Developing Bacteria That Eats Our Plastic Pollution" FastCo.Exist May 17, 2016
"Wharton Startup Tackles Plastic Pollution" Poets&Quants May 3, 2016
Beijing ChaoYang District Overseas Talent Entrepreneurship Competition (OTEC) 2016 Global Finals Grand Prize
Silicon Dragon Pitch NYC: Advancement into the Overseas Talent Entrepreneur Conference Finals in Beijing FORBES ARTICLE
Wharton Business Plan Competition 2016 Perlman Grand Prize, Michelson People's Choice Award, Social Impact Prize, Gloeckner Award for Top Undergraduate Team, and Committee's Choice: Wow Factor PRESS RELEASE
Weiss Tech House PennVention Grand Prize and Social Impact Prize
Wharton Entrepreneurship Woods Award for "substantial growth and significant progress" 2016
The Inaugural President's Innovation Prize Finalist
Find us at upcoming events!
Plug and Play New Materials EXPO (Oct. 27, Plug and Play Tech Center Sunnyvale)