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Dr. Barry Goldman and Pluton Bio are Featured in New Illumina Article

A new article on the Illumina website tells the story of the ground breaking discovery (literally in the ground under Dr. Barry Goldman’s feet) that led to the founding of Pluton Biosciences.

In this interview article Dr. Goldman also discusses the power of microbes to improve life our planet, and how the Pluton team is advancing the science and technology that is making this possible. It will definitely change the way you think about bacteria and other microbes—and even the soil in your own backyard.

“If you can imagine the problem, a microbe can solve it.” - Barry Goldman, Founder and CSO, Pluton Biosciences

Illumina is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of life science tools and integrated systems for large-scale analysis of genetic variation and function. The company’s customers include a broad range of academic, government, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and other leading institutions around the globe.


At Pluton Biosciences, we are making discovery of novel microbes not only possible, but also commercially viable. Our revolutionary Micromining Innovation Engine, a tool like no other, empowers the Pluton Biosciences team to discover novel microbes in months, not years, using a fraction of the staff employed by other laboratories.

Pluton quickly and inexpensively taps into the diverse world of bacteria, fungi, amoebae, and viruses, to discover and develop next-generation products to address challenges to the climate, agriculture, biomaterials, and bioremediation sectors.


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