Aether Bio is repurposing biologics to create new compounds. Enzymes are proteins that catalyze a variety of biochemical reactions, often at lower temperatures and higher yields than chemical production. Aether is using their platform to rapidly engineer enzymes to manufacture complex and novel products at reduced cost and time. The platform involves searching trillions of enzymes within the protein sequence space to find novel biocatalysts - by mapping the sequence space, Aether can make a searchable index. Aether’s proprietary hardware and automation enables experiments to be massively parallelized which allows Aether to build a large database for further exploration. Aether sees synthetic biology as the key approach to build the future, with automation and enzymes as the catalyst.