A critical component of this whole system is Pilus Energy’s Genetic Rights Management, or GeRM, keys. These keys consists of inert, non-toxic molecules that must be added to the feedstock before it comes in contact with the BactoBots otherwise the Bots will self-destruct starting with their DNA and RNA. This system prevents both theft of the BactoBots, as well as their escape into the environment.
More generally the GeRM keys™ can be thought of as compositions, systems and methods which enable the prevention of unauthorized users from utilizing proprietary genetically modified organisms or cells, such as bacteria, fungi, cell lines, protozoa, plants, animals and viruses. The compositions, systems and methods can also prevent the unauthorized release of the genetically modified organisms or cells into the environment.
We plan on selling these keys as a consumable to customers that license our technology.