We hope you are having a great start to 2019!
Reflections and looking ahead
What a roller-coaster ride 2018 was! As you know, we started last year expecting... Read more
Over the past weeks, we have steadily started shipping units and we are gaining momentum. We have delivered 20% of orders so far, and we are targeting 35%... Read more
This month has been great. After the ordeal of the past few months, since mid-August we have been able to move forwards with manufacturing. For the first time,... Read more
We are really excited about this update!
We are on track to begin shipping units next month, and we couldn't be more excited to get started and get... Read more
It has been a busy few weeks! Here’s your June update on Bento Lab.
Bento Lab Production
As mentioned last time, there have been recurring quality issues with... Read more
As promised, this update concentrates on the Starter Kit. We have been using the initial Bento Lab units so far to validate the experiment designs of the Starter... Read more
The last couple weeks we have been focused on testing the initial units, reviewing our quality control processes and implementing strategies to improve the process of the manufacturing.... Read more
Hope you have all had a good start to 2018!
Production and Quality Control
Ian busy checking labs and taking QC notes
Production of the first batch is... Read more
December Update - Happy Holidays!
Our last update of 2017 and what a year it's been!
This year, we have...
- Completed the design, programming and testing of Bento Lab
- Designed and tested the... Read more
Very good news this update.
All the final parts we need to assemble Bento Lab units have arrived. We are really excited.
Lots and lots of boxes... Read more
Hoping you have all had a good October! We are clearing the final hurdles as we approach the finishing line. It won't be too long now before you... Read more
September Update #2
Here’s a quick September update from us. As you know, this month has been all about safety and stress testing. We’ve been running our testing units hard over... Read more
First of all - you’ve been great! We want to thank all of you for your support, patience and for understanding that there are many twists and turns... Read more
July Update #2
We have been hard at work and burning the midnight oil to bring you this update!
Starting the assembly of Bento Lab
Last week we started to assemble... Read more
July Update #1
This is a quick update to check in with you on how production is going. We are scheduled to assemble the first batch of Bento Lab units next... Read more
Here are some updates from the final sprint towards the Bento Lab finishing line. We are waiting for final parts to arrive before we begin production.
Electronics production... Read more
Good news:We have entered final stretch territory and we expect to start shipping in a few weeks. It’s been tough, but we are incredibly excited to hear... Read more
We have been quiet for the last few weeks, while we have been hard at work finishing revisions to Bento Lab and getting set up for production. Let's... Read more
January Kickstarter Update (#2)
Many thanks for your emails and messages of support; we really appreciate it.
As promised, here is our end-of-January update on how Bento is moving forwards.
We... Read more
We hope you had a good start into the new year!
We are starting 2017 with a difficult update. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, we had... Read more
How quickly the weeks pass when you're building an all-in-one DNA laboratory. It's time for our next update!
T-Shirts and Lunchboxes
Last weekend we stayed up late to... Read more
Many of you have already finished your orders on PledgeManager - thank you! Please get in touch if you did not receive an invitation but were expecting to.... Read more
We hope your summers have been treating you well!
Updating your details via Pledge Manager
It took a little longer to set up the platform, however we finalised... Read more
It's been two months since our last update and we've been very hard at work to bring Bento Lab to life. Time for an update.
We've... Read more
Thank you! All stretch goals reached.
Wow! Many thanks for all of your support and generosity - not only did you fund Bento Lab, but also all of the stretch goals, including additions to... Read more
10 days to go! Beer DeCoded and Education Stretch Goals
We are now in the final third of the campaign. Your support and generosity has been absolutely amazing. For the last 10 days, there are two more stretch goals to... Read more
£100,000 and 20 days to go...
This is no April Fool's joke - we just cracked £100,000 with 20 days still to go.This means we have reached our third stretch goal: developing a mobile and... Read more
150% Funded and Stretch Goal Unlocked!!
Happy Friday everyone!
We have had another amazing day, and time to catch up some of the awesome reactions we have had on Twitter and Facebook. Thank you!
You guys... Read more
Day 3: Time for Stretch Goals!
100% FUNDED IN 36 HOURS!You are amazing. Every bit of your support helps us build our platform for accessible molecular biology. We are really grateful for your support achieving... Read more
Just wow! Less than 36 hours into the campaign and we're funded. Many many thanks to all of you. We are so excited to bring Bento Lab to life.
Tomorrow we'll... Read more
Good night everybody!
It's past midnight in London, 9 hours after the campaign launched. Thanks to your help, Bento Lab is now over 50% funded - with more than 100 backers. Many many... Read more