We Make Plants

manufacture

lifesaving medicine

3D cyber plant model

At Helico, our goal is to unlock the innate ability of plants to become factories for medicinal compounds. Employing innovative research in computational biology and plant physiology, we've packed advanced manufacturing facilities in seeds to produce the world's most needed medicines with low-cost agriculture.  

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WHY
PLANTS?

Plants are advanced biological systems.

For millennia, humans have relied on the ability of plants to produce useful medicines. Recent advances in genetic engineering help us control the natural abilities of plants and transform them into biological factories. The practice is also called ‘pharming’.

WHY
NOW?

Computational biology tools have come of age.

Synthetic biology is a challenging field that requires insight and intuition to produce plausible designs for life-changing drugs or medicine production systems. The development of advanced bioinformatics tools, over the past decade, has accelerated structural biology research and drug discovery programs around the world.

SYnthetic biology
REVOLUTION
SYnthetic biology
REVOLUTION
OUR PROCESS

Rewriting
NATURE's code

Helico creates opportunities to realize the potential of ‘pharming.’ Specifically, we can help you with:

COMPUTATIONAL MODELS

Modeling of Biochemical interactions in plants.

TRANSIENT MODELS

Validation of the molecule of interest expressed in plants.

PLANT MODELS

Generation of stable lines. Production of seed available for licensing.

Working with us

At Helico, we develop plant models for pharmaceutical and biotech clients. We provide expertise and services in the following areas:

DESIGN OF MOLECULAR PRODUCTION

Development of plant production models to produce a targeted biologic or biosimilar.

in silico screening
COMPUTATIONAL BIOTECHNOLOGY

Development and validation of machine learning algorithms to accelerate biological production of plant-based biologics that deliver high drug expression.

PLANT PHYSIOLOGY IMPROVEMENTS

We work to generate better plant models, custom-made for the protein of interest to allow increased yields.

CONTRACT MANUFACTURING OF BIOLOGICS

We design stable lines: plant lines are created, tested and validated in our laboratories before being licensed. Our vision is to produce seeds that can be grown anywhere, making the model highly scalable.

INTeRESTED BY OUR MISSION?

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“Access to medicine,
like insulin,
should be the right of
every citizen.

Basics, really.”

Ilya Vensky, CEO