For us, sequencing is only the beginning.

At Element Biosciences, our mission is to empower the scientific community with more freedom and flexibility to accelerate our collective impact on humanity.

Element Team

What We Do

For our first product, we are developing a modular and high-performing DNA sequencing platform that will deliver high-quality data, workflow flexibility and make next-generation sequencing technology more accessible.

Our proprietary approach to improving the signal-to-noise ratio allows us to provide groundbreaking innovations in surface chemistry, instrumentation, and biochemistry to drastically decrease the run cost and capital cost while delivering high sequencing data quality.

Who We Are

Element Biosciences is a multi-disciplinary startup focused on innovating genetic analysis tools for the research and diagnostic markets. Founded in 2017, our headquarters is located in San Diego, California, with additional operations located in the San Francisco Bay area.

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July 19, 2019
Element Biosciences secures $15 million Series A financing led by Foresite Capital and Venrock.
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December 16, 2019
Element Biosciences moves to Alexandria GradLabs in anticipation of growth and expansion.
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January 9, 2020
Element raises $80M in Series B financing to accelerate development of a new sequencing platform.
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June 26, 2020
Element raises $30M in additional Series B financing to accelerate the development of a new sequencing platform.
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April 20, 2021
Element Biosciences appoints chief commercial officer, general counsel, and VP of operations.
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June 29, 2021
Element Biosciences closes $276 Million Series C financing to democratize access to genomics.
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July 20, 2021
Element Biosciences bolsters leadership team to advance development of sequencing platform.
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Our Values

Our core values are the pillars of our culture. Because how we do things is as important as the mission itself.

We Lead with Respect

We respect each other’s diverse backgrounds and embrace diversity of ideas and opinions. Our differences make us stronger.

We Own Our Success and Failures

We have a culture of accountability. Each of us owns our role in pursuing the company’s mission, and we have a shared responsibility to deliver excellence. We learn from successes and failures alike.

We Overcome Challenges with Grit

We have an ambitious vision and take pride in exceeding expectations. We overcome challenges with persistence and resilience to accomplish our goals.

We Embrace Authenticity

We are open, candid, and transparent with one another. We are courageous and honest as we are true to ourselves.

We Lift and Empower

We have confidence in ourselves and our team. We learn and advance through collaboration; by doing so, we elevate our team, our partners, and our industry.

We Disrupt the Norm

We are strategic risk-takers who see opportunities everywhere. We question assumptions, think big, and have the courage to push boundaries.