Silene Biotech: A Letter From Our Co-Founder

Thank you so much for your support and business. We hope that the process to preserve your cells has been straightforward, easy and exciting. We love meeting our customers and you motivate us to continue growing and improving every day.

I’m writing to you today to share some news: we’ve decided to change our name to better reflect the potential of the services we’re offering. As of today, we’re now Silene Biotech instead of miPS Labs. Nothing has changed with the storage or handling of your cells or your data.

Why Silene? It’s because of one of my favorite recent scientific discoveries. 32,000 years ago, a squirrel buried the seeds of a plant, the Silene stenophylla, in the Siberian permafrost. In 2012, scientists unearthed these preserved seeds and successfully germinated them, resulting in the growth of a mature, flowering plant. Our service mimics what this ancient squirrel did thousands of years ago – save cells for later, and we believe your cells will be the seeds of improved health in your future. If you have any thoughts on the new name, please let us know!

We hope that 2017 is treating you well and we’re excited to see how the field continues to develop.



Cofounder & CEO

Silene Biotech (Techstars '17)