MetaMixis is known as the environmental DNA Google search. They identify useful DNA components by scanning the environment and harnessing the ability of microbes.
Simply put, they are discovering useful devices at the DNA level. For example, MetaMixis is helping to tackle our reliance on petroleum. Here, they sift through the DNA of naturally occurring microbes and look for components that can turn biomass into valuable chemicals and fuels.
Combining the powers of two exciting scientific fields, environmental genomics and synthetic biology, Cameron Strachan and Steven Hallam founded MetaMixis. The pair will be oscillating between Vancouver, to develop its R&D, and San Francisco to build their customer base.