Biorealize is committed to developing technologies to make the field of biology a more collaborative network.

Founders Orkan Telhan, a Professor of Fine Arts at Penn’s School of Design, Michael Hogan, a Penn Engineering alumnus, and Karen Hogan, a Teaching Laboratory Coordinator in the Department of Biology at Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences, developed their first product, the Microbial Design Studio, to allow users to design and test genetically modified microorganisms with a single piece of desktop hardware. It is a bio-prototyping platform that allows users to design, grow, and test biological solutions in the lab or in the field.

biorealize team