WE ENGINEER PROTEINS
TO CREATE LIGHT
Bioluminescence is the production and emission of light by living organisms via a biochemical reaction.
The most recognizable forms of bioluminescence in nature are organisms such as jellyfish, fireflies, mushrooms, algae, and plankton.
All bioluminescent light is made possible with biological catalyts made from simple proteins. Nyoka is taking advantage of the 500 million years of R&D that has already been made possible through evolution of these plants and animals, and engineering these proteins further to have the performance qualities needed to have commercial applications.
We are building on top of this natural phenomena to make light that is compatible with our planet.
bioluminescent light is bright and fast in nature - we need it to be bright and steady for a long period of time
Our protein engineering work is focused on increasing the duration, stability, and brightness of bioluminescent reactions
we have developed a protein-powder base formula that rivals chemiluminescence
Now has been tested with NASA, Stellantis, the BBC, and other early pilot partners across the globe
A simple protein powder that is activated to create light when mixed with water.
WHAT IS POSSIBLE
We are able to do things that chemiluminescence (chemical light) is unable to do - since our core technology is safe, sustainable, and powder-based!
In 2021, we connected with Linus Tech Tips, a popular YouTube channel to showcase what our technology is capable of. We worked with their team and developed the world's first bioluminescent gaming PC!
This was only the first step of showing what is possible with our innovative technology. We plan to apply our technology to various industries, all with the goal of replacing chemiluminescence with bioluminescence - in old products to have more value but also whole new products in markets not possible before!
EXPANDING CURRENT MARKETS
A wider array of applications are possible than is currently achieved with chemi-luminescence due to the many performance benefits.
AND CREATING NEW MARKETS
We can go where no chemical light has gone before! From the depths of the ocean to deep space - the powder starting point, simple water activation, and fully biocompatible molecular structure enables novel applications.