Volta Labs, Inc.
Biological automation as agile and scalable as digital electronics.
Volta Labs is a venture-backed startup spun off from the MIT Media Lab by co-founders Udayan Umapathi and Will Langford. Volta’s vision is to make biological automation as agile, scalable and reliable as digital electronics. To realize this vision we are building a platform technology by engineering the full-stack -- hardware, software, chemistry, and biology. The underlying hardware combines solid-state electronics with a proprietary surface coating to fundamentally reduce the complexity of basic liquid-handling operations and improve precision tremendously. A simple high-level software abstraction allows users with no specialized knowledge to configure and implement any new or existing workflow on Volta’s platform quickly.