Tara Karimi, co-founder and chief executive officer of Cemvita, a company focused on developing biologically-inspired manufacturing solutions, spoke with BioSpace about the company and the amazing things it’s working on to solve problems for human exploration to deep space by in-situ biomanufacturing of human life supplies.
Interview with Moji Karimi, cofounder of CEMVITA, the scientific startup inspired by nature
CO2 Utilization, From Mars to Midland
Viriditas is a small, focused, discussion-based workshop geared towards coalescing a practical plan for supporting human life on Mars. It will bring together innovators and visionaries across industry, academia, and government who are interested in applying synthetic biology to space exploration.
The ‘Innovation Challenge’ is part of the Mars 2117 Programme
Space Tech Startups Are The Key To Making Life On Mars Possible
Cemvita Factory's cofounder Moji Karimi presented a solution to human survival and life support for deep space missions. The technolpogy utilizes the insitu CO2 to produce food, nutrients, and pharmaceutics via a process that mimics photosynthesis.
"Our current understanding of nature’s laws in physics and chemistry is limited to the relativity of energy and mass while missing code as the third dimension of nature. By considering the possibility of information storage in molecules as an additional aspect of nature’s chemical and physical laws, we can provide a clear description for all autonomous properties of biological systems including self-regulation, self-organization, self-regeneration, endogenous intelligence, and cognition."
The fund welcomes exploratory proposals from all areas of research pursuing new concepts, solutions, and business models for living and working in space, the Moon, and on Mars.
The Frontier is a conference about the future leaders of the industrial world. Dr. Karimi presents the vision for Cemvita Factory on the Bio-Manufacturing/Bio-Innovations panel.
Cemvita Factory was selected as one of the six finalists at the SpaceCom Entrepreneurship Workshop and Competition.
In this interivew Dr. Karimi tells the Cemvita story and her journey from academia to entreprenuership.
Simulation of mechanisms of coding, data processing in biological systems at the molecular level provides promising tools for next generation cognitive systems.